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Almusaed, A. & Almssad, A. (Eds.). (2016). Insulation Materials in Context of Sustainability (1ed.). INTECH
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Insulation Materials in Context of Sustainability
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
INTECH, 2016. p. 148 Edition: 1
Keywords
Insulation, Materials, Sustainability
National Category
Materials Engineering
Research subject
Materials Engineering; Construction Engineering; Energy Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-46222 (URN)10.5772/61361 (DOI)978-953-51-2625-6 (ISBN)978-953-51-2624-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-09-20 Created: 2016-09-20 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Almusaed, A. & Almssad, A. (2015). Building materials in eco-energy houses from Iraq and Iran. Case Studies in Construction Materials Journal, 1, 42-54
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Building materials in eco-energy houses from Iraq and Iran
2015 (English)In: Case Studies in Construction Materials Journal, ISSN 2214-5095, Vol. 1, p. 42-54Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Builders from the Western part of Asia are trained to make buildings that can fulfil certain required functions while giving full consideration to all sites and environmental conditions. The research covers the zone between Iraq and Iran. The first investigated region is the ‘‘Mesopotamian Marshes’’ or Iraqi-Iran Marshes, a wetland zone situated in southern Iraq and partially in southwestern Iran. The other region is a desert district, which includes a prominent part of the southern and western parts of Iraq and part of Iran. The last is the centre city of Basra. The building materials were the most important building element that affected the conformation of vernacular habitats from the western part of Asia in general and the Iraq–Iran area in particular. In this study, we needed to focus on the effects of ecological and energy-efficiency processes in creating vernacular habitats and the selection of optimal building systems and materials in this part of the world, which can be an essential point for sustainable environmental building processes in the future. Reeds, clay, straw, bricks, and wood were the most popular building materials used by builders from this region. The impact of building material on the environment embodies the essential method implicitly significant in this research to effectively determine traditional building materials in the environment, in addition to comparative analysis. This presents an essential factor of our analysis, in addition to the impact of environments on building systems. The main target of this study is to benefit designers and building engineers in their pursuit to find optimal and competent solutions suitable for specific local microclimates using traditional methods in the design process that are sustainable and ecological.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015
Keywords
Ecological materials;Energy efficiency;Vernacular habitat
National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42573 (URN)10.1016/j.cscm.2015.02.001 (DOI)
Projects
nej
Available from: 2016-05-27 Created: 2016-05-27 Last updated: 2016-05-31Bibliographically approved
Almssad, A. & Almusaed, A. (2015). Environmental reply to vernacular habitat conformation from a vast areas of Scandinavia. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 48, 825-834
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Environmental reply to vernacular habitat conformation from a vast areas of Scandinavia
2015 (English)In: Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, ISSN 1364-0321, E-ISSN 1879-0690, Vol. 48, p. 825-834Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There are many original ideas and useful system inputs embedded in the building of human settlements in Scandinavian regions, where the landscape and habitat are strongly interconnected. A cold climate and strong winds are the most prominent risks that affect habitats. The Longhouse is the foremost traditional habitat in the Scandinavian region, dating back to the Iron Age, 2000 BC. This study examines the influence of climate on the conformation of habitats. Climate had a solid impact on the conceptions of habitat form and internal space. Wind and extreme temperatures had firming consequences on the housing arrangements, layouts, orientations, and building materials used in the construction process. Habitats from this region were located in an optimal arrangement, and the south orientation was used effectively. This investigation will provide an evaluative interpretation and analysis of the real facts of vernacular habitats in the context of energy efficiency and ecological concepts, considering human settlement patterns, architectural creation and building material uses. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2015
Keywords
Vernacular habitats; Habitat units; Building materials; Energy efficiency
National Category
Climate Research
Research subject
Chemical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37295 (URN)10.1016/j.rser.2015.04.013 (DOI)000356646200064 ()
Available from: 2015-08-06 Created: 2015-08-06 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Almssad, A. & Almusaed, A. (2014). Efficient daylighting approach by means of light-shelve device adequate for habitat program in Aarhus City. International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, 3(4), 441-453
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Efficient daylighting approach by means of light-shelve device adequate for habitat program in Aarhus City
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, ISSN 2315-4462, Vol. 3, no 4, p. 441-453Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The concepts of light shelves consist of windows that have face towards the sun, which receive a vast quantity of energy that could be used for healthy day lighting. This paper debates a main assessment, investigates the optimization of daylight requirement by means of light shelves system. An experimental test was carried out assessing the measurements and lighting simulations of a model of a building in order to elucidate the characteristics of indoor lighting. Light shelf is an architectural element that permits daylight to enter deep into a building. It constitutes an optimal solution for an incorrect building orientation and less sunny days. The essential objective of this study is to highlight the vital role of light shelves in residential buildings in northern Europa where the requirement is to improve the daylight in the interior functional spaces. The main objects of this paper are to investigate the effect of daylight in the interior functional spaces using light shelves, the effect of natural light diffusion in interior space in the period of low daylight season, and glare effect in this field. This paper investigates a procedure for analysing the daylight performance using software habitat function

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, 2014
Keywords
Light shelves; daylighting; habitat space; optical comfort
National Category
Architectural Engineering Building Technologies
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34685 (URN)
Available from: 2014-12-01 Created: 2014-12-01 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Almusaed, A. & Almusad, A. (2014). Natural Lighting Efficiency By Means of Sun- Skylight-Tubes. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 3(3), 16-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Natural Lighting Efficiency By Means of Sun- Skylight-Tubes
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, ISSN 2249-8958, E-ISSN 2249-8958, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 16-20Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The notion of comfort a luminous ambience refers to the distribution of luminance and chromatic ties on the interior envelope of a space that is one of different fields of vision for a subject within an ambience. Luminance and chromatic ties are at present not often studied as far as comfort in buildings is concerned. Sun lighting and bioclimatic concept is inseparable considerations when designing a building because of the historical and practical significance of natural lighting in architecture. Sunlight is as old as architecture itself. Human life gets sufficient sunlight, in fact, we use more of 90 % of our day indoor, for this reason, specialists are now seeing how architecture can ameliorate the indoor-outdoor links. At present, by biological and technological investigation the trend is to search backwards towards the previous philosophies and advantages of more indoor / outdoor relationship. Plus homeowners who want to have healthy home environments might want to renew the most relevant facts of technology and biology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 2014
Keywords
Natural lighting, Sun skylight tubes, Daylight efficiency, Collector Sunlight.
National Category
Building Technologies Architectural Engineering
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-31691 (URN)
Available from: 2014-03-12 Created: 2014-03-12 Last updated: 2018-10-11Bibliographically approved
Almusaed, A. & Almssad, A. (2012). Improvement of Thermal Insulation by Environmental Means. In: Amjad Almusaed (Ed.), Effective Thermal Insulation: The Operative Factor Of A Passive Buildning Model (pp. 3-22). Croatia: InTech
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Improvement of Thermal Insulation by Environmental Means
2012 (English)In: Effective Thermal Insulation: The Operative Factor Of A Passive Buildning Model / [ed] Amjad Almusaed, Croatia: InTech, 2012, p. 3-22Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Croatia: InTech, 2012
Keywords
Energy Consumption, Shading Effekts, Greenly Effects, Thermal Performance, Thermal Insulation
National Category
Architectural Engineering
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30591 (URN)10.5772/35744 (DOI)9789535103110 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved
Almusaed, A. & Almssad, A. (2012). Passive and Low Energy Housing by Optimization. In: Amjad Almusaed (Ed.), Effective Thermal Insulation: The Operative Factor Of A Passive Buildning Model (pp. 23-42). Croatia: InTech
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Passive and Low Energy Housing by Optimization
2012 (English)In: Effective Thermal Insulation: The Operative Factor Of A Passive Buildning Model / [ed] Amjad Almusaed, Croatia: InTech, 2012, p. 23-42Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Croatia: InTech, 2012
Keywords
Passive Buildning, Thermal comfort, Low Energy Housing
National Category
Building Technologies Architectural Engineering
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30592 (URN)9789535103110 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved
Almssad, A. & Almusaed, A. (2011). Green building: The optimal solution to combat the negative effects of global climate change. In: UIA2011 TOKYO Academic Program: Research Papers and Design Works. Paper presented at UIA2011 Tokyo : The XXIV Congress of Architecture, 25 September - 1 October 2011 (pp. 30303). Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Institute of Architects
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Green building: The optimal solution to combat the negative effects of global climate change
2011 (English)In: UIA2011 TOKYO Academic Program: Research Papers and Design Works, Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Institute of Architects , 2011, p. 30303-Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Institute of Architects, 2011
Keywords
Green building
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30585 (URN)4903378091 (ISBN)
Conference
UIA2011 Tokyo : The XXIV Congress of Architecture, 25 September - 1 October 2011
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved
Almusaed, A. & Almssad, A. (2011). Passive and Low Energy Housing, Architectural Hypothesis upon Thermalperformance of Sustainable Habitat Management. In: UIA2011 TOKYO Academic Program: Research Papers and Design Works. Paper presented at UIA 2011 TOKYO : The XXIV World Congress of Architecture, Tokyo, Japan, September 25 - October 1, 2011 (pp. 30302). Tokyo: The Japan Institute of Architects.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Passive and Low Energy Housing, Architectural Hypothesis upon Thermalperformance of Sustainable Habitat Management
2011 (English)In: UIA2011 TOKYO Academic Program: Research Papers and Design Works, Tokyo: The Japan Institute of Architects. , 2011, p. 30302-Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tokyo: The Japan Institute of Architects., 2011
Keywords
Low Energy Housing, Passive House
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30586 (URN)4903378091 (ISBN)
Conference
UIA 2011 TOKYO : The XXIV World Congress of Architecture, Tokyo, Japan, September 25 - October 1, 2011
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved
Almusaed, A. & Almssad, A. (2010). Biophilic Habitat: Environment Adaptability In Context Of BioEcological Architectural Conception. In: 3rd International Conference Palenc 2010 jointly organised with EPIC 2010 & 1st Cool Roofs Conference: . Paper presented at 3rdInternational conferences PALENC 2010 (passive &low energy cooling for thebuild environment, 5th European conference on energy performance& indoorclimate in building (EPIC 2010) AND 1st cool roofs conference 20 sep-1 oct. University of Athens, Greece
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Biophilic Habitat: Environment Adaptability In Context Of BioEcological Architectural Conception
2010 (English)In: 3rd International Conference Palenc 2010 jointly organised with EPIC 2010 & 1st Cool Roofs Conference, University of Athens, Greece , 2010Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The vital objective of biophilic habitat is to outline attributes and put them into a clear, sensible, organized format so developers, designers, planners, and architects can learn about the importance of a connection to the natural environment in all their building projects. Renew ability is the key to our human range and our prime resource for architecture. Every site is definite as to its location, natural relief, local vegetation, and its macro-microclimate.

Biophilic habitat becomes an original utterance in social requirement. Moreover, this concept becomes a truly new orientation of human cultural life. Biophilic habitat is a part of a new concept in architecture, that work intensive with human health, ecology and sustainability precepts, such a integrate part of architectural formation which must be in optimal proportion with other buildings material. The position of green covering and its area depend basically on the category of functions that occur under this area. Biophilic habitat produces buildings that use less energy to operate because they feature efficient designs, materials and systems. The majority biophilic architectures have highly competent heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting systems, and appliances. In addition, these biophilic restructures are built of energy-efficient materials carefully installed to prevent the loss of conditioned.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Athens, Greece, 2010
Keywords
Biophilic Habitat, Low Energy
National Category
Architectural Engineering Building Technologies
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30599 (URN)9789606746086 (ISBN)
Conference
3rdInternational conferences PALENC 2010 (passive &low energy cooling for thebuild environment, 5th European conference on energy performance& indoorclimate in building (EPIC 2010) AND 1st cool roofs conference 20 sep-1 oct
Available from: 2013-12-04 Created: 2013-12-04 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved
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