Reducing Cooling Loads in Hot-Humid Climates: A Best Practice Research Building in China

Ali Cheshmehzangi, Linjun Xie

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In this chapter we discuss a project that epitomises the research required to find sustainable solutions and create comfortable environments at the micro scale of individual buildings, the IBR centre in Shenzhen, China, which was a research project in itself and continues to be a focus of ongoing research, experimentation and monitoring. The knowledge base ranges from the sciences of climatology, human comfort and behaviour to those of building physics, energy systems and advanced engineering; the challenge lies in integrating these diverse fields. Whether at micro, meso or macro level, the common cause is the application of advanced design and science to solutions in practice of our overarching challenge: warming environments, both at the local level of cities and that of the planet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NamePalgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
ISSN (Print)2662-7922
ISSN (Electronic)2662-7930


  • China
  • Green building
  • Natural ventilation
  • Sustainable features

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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