Claudio Aurelio Diaz

Journal article

Influence of rainfall on the thermal and energy performance of a low rise building in diverse locations of the hot humid tropics

Rainfall is seldom addressed in the analysis of climates for building design, usually neglected for building thermal performance calculations, and there is very little research about its potential cooling effect.
Conference paper

Precipitation and buildings: estimation of the natural potential of locations to sustain indirect evaporative cooling strategies through hot seasons

Precipitation is a relevant climatic variable for building and urban design in hot climates, because of its potential to naturally mitigate heat excess in buildings and cities by evaporative cooling; and as a primary source of water to artificially reproduce this cooling mechanism, particularly in...
Conference paper

Reconceptualization of climate classifications and climate analysis tools to support evaporative building cooling strategies in the hot humid tropics

Evaporative Cooling (EC) is increasingly regarded as a powerful and effective method for building cooling, mitigation of Urban Heat Islands (UHI) and for urban adaptation to climate change (Kitano et al., 2011; Saneinejad et al., 2014). As this cooling technique depends on the adequate supply...