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Pushing an existing villa in Dubai to nearly Zero Energy Building passing through AL SA’AFAT rating system
(The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2017-05)
Our surrounding environment is effected significantly due to the buildings impact which is a result of excessive energy consumption. Residential and commercial buildings use about 40% of the world total primary energy ...
The energy saving potential of using the optimum external fixed louvers configurations in an Office Building in UAE climate condition
(The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2011-01)
Studies on the effect of external fixed louvers shading device on office buildings energy performance in UAE climate condition have shown that the louvers application caused a significant energy saving potential for the ...
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 ...
The Impact of Building Orientation, Opening to Wall Ratio, Aspect Ratio and Envelope Materials on Buildings Energy Consumption in the Tropics
(The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2011-10)
As the coming years will witness a noticeable depletion of many resources, significant increase in the planet's temperature and unprecedented increase in the Green house gases (GSG) emissions, the importance of curbing ...
The Impact of Bioclimatic Design on Ambient Air Temperature in Dubai Small Outdoor Urban Spaces
(The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2011-06)
A bioclimatic design approach is based upon incorporating the microclimatic requirements into the design to achieve higher comfort levels and lower energy consumption. The purpose of this study was to investigate the cooling ...
Enhancing Daylight and Improving Energy Usage through the Utilization of Lightshelves in Deep Plan Office Buildings in Dubai
(The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2012-07)
A city like Dubai that is ever growing with a constant need and demand for more energy, one can only think of solutions to mitigate this issue. Introducing daylight into office buildings can bring about major benefits to ...