Evaluation of thermal insulation in rural dwellings for their natural bioclimatic conditioning at 3820 m.a.s.l.
Keywords:Building materials, Energy efficiency, Environmental conditioning, Indoor microclimate
According to recent studies, about 19% of the population in Peru is at risk of suffering from respiratory diseases due to frost, which is a drop in temperature below 0°C and causes a decrease in thermal comfort inside homes. In addition to these respiratory diseases, frost also increases the risk of other cold-related health conditions, such as hypothermia and circulatory diseases. Therefore, it is important to implement measures to improve thermal conditioning and reduce the risks of these diseases in the affected population. For this reason, the purpose is to improve thermal conditioning through the use of natural insulation. An investigation was carried out in the district of Taraco, using a rural house as a sample. The internal and external temperatures of the house were measured every half hour for 24 hours, and plans of the house were drawn up to collect information. It is proposed to make a natural thermal insulator with quinoa, to increase the temperature by 2 °C inside the house during the night. The thermal conductivity of the material will be evaluated. This study seeks to promote the use of local materials and thermal comfort to achieve sustainable development in the affected population and can be replicated in other areas of the country.
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