Dusan J. Randjelovic, Miomir Vasov, Marko Ignjatovic, Ivana Bogdanovic Protic, Dragan Kostic

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Energy consumption has reached its highest level globally. Buildings have the largest share in total energy consumption, so we must take into account their functioning and the consequences that can arise. Passive solar design is an imperative in modern architecture, and Trombe wall, as one of the principles of this design, is certainly distinguished. The paper presents an overview of the characteristics of the construction of the Trombe Wall in order to improve thermal stability and reduce energy consumption in buildings. Starting from the consideration of climatic influencing factors, through the heat capacity of the materials applied and their thickness and color of the thermal mass, it is very important to know in detail all the factors that can lead to the improvement of the efficiency of this system. The specific heat of the walls in the building, the time delay, the decrement factor and the influence and position of the thermal insulation were also taken into account. The effect of glazing as well as the influence of the ventilation openings were highlighted as significant elements. On the basis of the analysis of the above components, the conclusions and guidelines for designing this type of constructions were made in order to improve the efficiency and reduced energy consumption while providing adequate comfort in the facility.


Climate conditions, Heat accumulating materials, Insulation, Glazing, Ventilation, Final Energy Use

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