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The Role of Shading as a Passive Strategy in Traditional Built Environment in Hot Climate
(The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2007-11)
Some Middle Eastern countries are located in the hot climate zone and are rich in natural resources particularly oil and gas. In recent years, due to the high income from oil, they have started to develop the urban fabric ...
A Study on Reducing Heat Gains through the use of Bio-Climatic Facades
(The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2009-04)
For centuries, humans have built shelters that were bio-climatic and adapted to the region they belonged to. They achieved comfort within their enclosures without the over-dependence on electricity. But since the advent ...
The Use of Useful Daylight Illuminance (UDI) to Test New Designs for Improving Daylight Performance of Office Buildings in Dubai-UAE
(The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2009-11)
Daylighting has often been recognized as a useful source of energy savings and visual comforts. There has been increasing interest in using daylight to save energy in buildings. In the recent years, particular concerns ...
Investigating the effect of Light Pipes, as Daylight Strategy, on Employee Performance Levels in High-Rise Office Buildings in the UAE
(The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2009-10)
Corresponding with the importance of daylighting, studies have established the non-energy related benefits of daylighting at office buildings. Quantitative studies and qualitative statements are utilized during the course ...