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On Impact of the Ventilation Components on the Ventilation Rate in a Passive Solar Energy Efficient House

Volume 8 - Issue 2

Golden Makaka*, V Xuza, E Meyer and P Mukumba

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    • University of fort Hare, South Africa

    *Corresponding author: Golden Makaka, University of fort Hare Private Bag X1314 Alice, 57000, South Africa

Received: August 11, 2018;   Published: August 20, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.08.001610

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One of the deficiencies of the low-cost housing in South Africa is poor ventilation efficiency. These houses are characterized by poor indoor air quality, and this is mainly attributed to poorhouse design with no regard to orientation and prevailing winds. This paper evaluates the impact of the ventilation components on the ventilation rate in a passive solar energy efficient house. Windows were found to have a higher impact on the ventilation rates than doors. Results also indicate that the house meets the South African residential ventilation rates specifications. The indoor carbon dioxide concentration monitored over night was found to be 0.248%, which is less than the maximum range limit of 0.500%

Keywords: Camel; Epidemiology; Mange Mites

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