Naturally air-conditioned nearly zero-energy housing: The Earth, Wind & Fire Case Study

Y. Patidar*, R.M.J. Bokel

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Dutch housing built before the 1990s consumes the highest percentage of
primary energy for heating and generally exhibits poor comfort. With the government targeting to convert 300,000 existing homes to become more energy-efficient every year, a renovation wave has started. How do we achieve this? This paper proposes a natural air-conditioning refurbishment strategy which not only provides energy savings but also contributes towards renewable energy harvesting to address the goal of a zeroenergy built environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-61
Number of pages6
JournalRehva Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Energy
  • Dwelling
  • Netherlands
  • Renovation
  • Earth, wind and fire
  • Design

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