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|Title||A Comparative Study of The Thermal Comfort By Using Different Building Materials in Gaza City|
|Title in Arabic||A Comparative Study of The Thermal Comfort By Using Different Building Materials in Gaza City|
This study compare between difference alternatives of construction in Gaza city in the purpose of proposing a new approach of using available construction materials to improve thermal resistance of the building and minimizing energy losses. The focus was on three systems applied on the residential construction in Gaza city using available materials in different detailing techniques. Common materials used in building envelope consist of "stone, hollow block and plaster" that combined together in different ways to form the three systems of building envelope. After thorough on-site investigation and data collection, the information, along with regional weather data were input into the Ecotect energy simulation software for thermal performance evaluation. The passive gains breakdown analysis indicates that the majority of heat losses occur via conduction heat transfer (building fabric). This study found that, using 5cm air gap in exterior walls saves 50% of required energy to maintain comfortable temperature inside the home. Current study demonstrate how a building envelope reacts significantly to outdoor conditions through graphic illustration and show ways in which the research can be extended by the creation of simulations using Ecotect software. This research contributes to the promotion of passive and low energy architecture towards a sustainable future.
|Published in||The Fifth International Conference on Engineering and Sustainability (ICES5)|
|Publisher||The Islamic University of Gaza|
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