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Hybrid transitions: combining biomass and solar energy for water heating in public bathhouses

Sibley, Magda ORCID: and Sibley, Martin 2015. Hybrid transitions: combining biomass and solar energy for water heating in public bathhouses. Energy Procedia 83 , pp. 525-532. 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.12.172

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This paper presents and evaluates initiatives taken in Morocco to reduce wood consumption, improve energy efficiency and reduce deforestation due to the operation of hammams (Turkish baths). First, the paper examines the vernacular energy systems used in heritage hammams and their lessons of sustainability. Second, it presents the problems associated with the new hammam furnaces and how they replicate vernacular systems. Third, the various initiatives for more energy efficient systems are presented. These include hybrid solar/biomass hammam systems. The paper evaluates the opportunities for addressing local and global concerns over deforestation and CO2 emissions and discusses various difficulties and challenges.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1876-6102
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 12 April 2021
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 00:44

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