A smart house wall energy performance study for arid climatic region

Aldawi, F, Moria, H, Alam, F and Akbarzadeh, A 2011, 'A smart house wall energy performance study for arid climatic region', in H. E. Eng. Wael Sabri, Dr Ayoub Abu-Dayyeh (ed.) Jordan International Energy Conference 2011, Amman, Jordan, 20 - 22 September 2011, pp. 1-8.

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A smart house wall energy performance study for arid climatic region
Author(s) Aldawi, F
Moria, H
Alam, F
Akbarzadeh, A
Year 2011
Conference name Jordan International Energy Conference (JIEC 2011)
Conference location Amman, Jordan
Conference dates 20 - 22 September 2011
Proceedings title Jordan International Energy Conference 2011
Editor(s) H. E. Eng. Wael Sabri, Dr Ayoub Abu-Dayyeh
Publisher Jordan Engineers Association
Place of publication Amman, Jordan
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Abstract The study of building thermal performance is necessary to understand the energy needs and take necessary measures for the reduction of greenhouse gas emission. A large percentage of energy is currently being consumed by the residential households globally. With current house wall construction systems and materials, it is difficult to achieve higher energy efficiency for ongoing heating and cooling. Therefore, the primary objectives of this study are to evaluate ongoing energy requirements for a conventional and an alternative house wall construction system for the use in two climatic conditions. The new house wall construction systems utilising new materials and modular systems will shorten the construction time and save cost. The energy performance study was undertaken using commercially available simulation software. The simulated results indicate that the new house wall systems have better thermal performance and significant energy savings. The findings also show that the percentage of energy savings for the arid climate is much higher than that of the moderate climate.
Subjects Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Thermal performance
arid climate
Middle East
building materials
energy consumption
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