Low Energy Architecture in the Tropics: From Design to Building Construction

H. Boyer, F. Miranville, and F. Payet (France)


Low energy architecture, passive design, energy conscious design.


This paper presents a realization of passive construction in Reunion, French Department in the Indian Ocean (southern hemisphere) submitted to a wet tropical climate. Aspects of passive construction were integrated at the design stage and this house does not present additional costs towards classical ones. This project was awarded a prize for architecture climate [1].

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