Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton

Faculty Advisor

Smith, Alexander D.

Center

Namibia

Abstract

The extreme climate conditions in Namibia create very uncomfortable living conditions in the metal shacks, known as kambashus, around Windhoek. The goal of this project was to create a two-step thermal regulation process using white paint and paper-sawdust insulation sheets to improve the living conditions within the kambashus. We tested our regulation process in an experimental kambashu and found that it promotes cooler temperatures during hot times of day and warmer temperatures during cold times.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Project Center

Namibia

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