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Journal of Applied Sciences
Year: 2006  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 6  |  Page No.: 1404 - 1408

Thermal Performance in Building Without Shading Devices

K.O. Kadiri and J. Okosun    

Abstract: Most of the buildings in Ile-Ife were not designed with shading devices to shield the building interior from direct solar radiation. In order to see how effective is shading device an investigation was carried out on buildings with one side shaded and the other exposed to solar radiation between the times of 12.00-3.00 pm. Seventy percent of the occupants felt hot and uncomfortable due to solar heat gain from the window without shading devices.

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