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Title: Performance of passive cooled hospital complexes in India over a period of 55 years

This paper reports the Thoburn-Perrill research on climate-oriented buildings and their walk-through air-conditioning tunnels, along with a record of their living and working in these houses and hospitals over a period of 55 years. Also, it provides a short description of much larger, radioactive fall-out shelter tunnels constructed as refuges for patients and hospital workers. The research is based on the Heat-Decay curve developed by Professor W.C. Thoburn in 1940. The tunnel system allowed the conventional air-conditioning system to be downsized by 80%. The operating costs were 20% of the conventional equipment.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20050785
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: SOLAR 99, Portland, ME (US), 06/12/1999--06/16/1999; Other Information: PBD: 1999; Related Information: In: Solar 99 conference: Proceedings of ASES annual conference -- Proceedings of 24th national passive solar conference, by Campbell-Howe, R.; Wilkins-Crowder, B. [eds.], 779 pages.
Publisher:
American Solar Energy Society, Boulder, CO (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; INDIA; HOSPITALS; PERFORMANCE; TUNNELS; FALLOUT SHELTERS; GEOTHERMAL AIR CONDITIONING; SEASONAL VARIATIONS