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JOCET 2018 Vol.6(6): 394-400 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2018.6.6.496

Design of Zero-Energy House for Mangalore Climatic Conditions

Ashok Babu T. P, Hamad Yoonus, Nachiket Gumaste, Abhishek Pachankar, Vivek B. K, and Ajey
Abstract—This paper discusses the design of a zero energy off-grid house suitable for Mangalore climatic conditions. As the electricity demands are increasing rapidly, the carbon emissions from the power plants are moving towards the atmospheric threshold value of 410ppm.This makes the concept of zero energy house vital in the current world. In this era, due to the abundant availability of renewable energysources like solar and biomass energy, the realization of a zeroenergy house is possible with ease. The paper focusses on finding the best suitable building material for the house, the total heat gain inside the house, use of solar vapour absorption system, natural lighting, biomass for cooking and solar PV for operating the necessary power requirements in the house. The size of the house for an average middle-class family in Mangalore is considered for analysis.

Index Terms—Bio-mass, heat gain, solar energy, time lag, zero-energy.

The authors are with the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, 575025 India (e-mail:


Cite:Ashok Babu T. P, Hamad Yoonus, Nachiket Gumaste, Abhishek Pachankar, Vivek B. K, and Ajey, "Design of Zero-Energy House for Mangalore Climatic Conditions," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 394-400, 2018.

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