Exploring Feasibility of Passive Cooling Techniques in Residential Buildings in Kerala
Ar. Thomas George1, Shanta Pragyan Dash2

1Thomas George, Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, Manipal,.
2Shanta Pragyan Dash,  Assistant professor, Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, Manipal. 

Manuscript received on November 11, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 1886-1892 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: B8119129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B8119.129219
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Abstract: The vernacular architecture of Kerala is perceived for giving agreeable indoor climatic conditions to its clients through normal and inactive cooling strategies. The modern residential buildings, with the use of present technology, results in higher rate of consumption of energy hence, it is necessary to conserve energy for sustainable economic development through adoption of passive cooling techniques. Traditional buildings focused on architectural features for attaining desired thermal comfort. But at present, while construction of residences, people are focusing on modernization rather than giving importance to climatic conditions of the area. Thus, this paper makes an effort to understand and analyses different passive cooling techniques of residential buildings in Kerala and exploring its feasibility. 
Keywords: Vernacular Architecture, Kerala, Passive cooling
Scope of the Article:  Computer Architecture and VLSI