Trombe walls for passive heating and cooling in hot arid climate

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Period1 Nov 2017

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  • TitleAdapted Trombe wall now used for both heating and cooling buildings using renewable energy sources
    DescriptionIn Egypt, fossil fuels account for 94% of all energy. There is a need for innovative energy solutions to reduce carbon emissions that can also be used in rural communities which do not always have electricity. Researcher Marwa Dabaieh from Lund University in Sweden has come up with a way to adapt the so-called Trombe wall – a passive solar building design from the 19th century – to not only heat but also cool buildings, while drastically reduce associated carbon emissions. The new design is now being tested by locals in Saint Catherine, Egypt.
    Producer/AuthorLund University
    PersonsMarwa Dabaieh