Energy efficient residential house wall system

Aldawi, F, Date, A, Alam, F, Khan, K and Alghamdi, M 2013, 'Energy efficient residential house wall system', Applied Thermal Engineering: Design, processes, equipment, economics, vol. 58, no. 12, pp. 400-410.


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Title Energy efficient residential house wall system
Author(s) Aldawi, F
Date, A
Alam, F
Khan, K
Alghamdi, M
Year 2013
Journal name Applied Thermal Engineering: Design, processes, equipment, economics
Volume number 58
Issue number 12
Start page 400
End page 410
Total pages 11
Publisher Pergamon
Abstract The energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission by the residential housing sector are considered to be one of the largest in economically developed countries. The larger energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission not only put additional pressure on finite fossil fuel resources but also cause global warming and climate change. Additionally, the residential housing sector will be consuming more energy as the house demand and average house floor area are progressively increasing. With currently used residential house wall systems, it is hard to reduce energy consumption for ongoing house space heating and cooling. A smart house wall envelope with optimal thermal masses and insulation materials is vital for reducing our increasing energy consumption. The major aim of this study is to investigate thermal performance and energy saving potential of a new house wall system for variable climate conditions. The thermal performance modelling was carried out using commercially developed software AccuRate®. The findings indicate that a notable energy savings can be accomplished if a smart house wall system is used.
Subject Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
Keyword(s) Brick veneer house
new house wall
thermal performance
greenhouse gas
thermal mass
insulation material
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2013.02.023
Copyright notice © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN 1359-4311
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