Earth berm; Evaporative cooling; Hot acid zone; Overhang; Solar passive building; Ventilation; Wind tower
A building has been designed and constructed for hot and dry zones of India using solar passive concepts like wind tower, earth berm and evaporative cooling, etc. besides using the concepts of building science, viz. orientation, overhangs, etc. to effectively keep the room temperature conditions within comfortable limits. Momentum, mass and energy analysis have been carried out for various components of the building. The design details and the results of theoretical calculations have been presented in this paper.