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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. (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., Almssad, A. & Almusaed, A. (2008). Towards a Zero Energy House Strategy Fitting For South Iraq climate. In: Paul Kenny, Vivienne Brophy, J. Owen Lewis (Ed.), Passive and Low Energy Architecture 2008 Conference: . Paper presented at PLEA 2008 25th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, 22th - 24th October 2008, Dublin (pp. 40-44). Dublin: University College Dublin
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards a Zero Energy House Strategy Fitting For South Iraq climate
2008 (English)In: Passive and Low Energy Architecture 2008 Conference / [ed] Paul Kenny, Vivienne Brophy, J. Owen Lewis, Dublin: University College Dublin , 2008, p. 40-44Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dublin: University College Dublin, 2008
Keywords
Zero Energy House, Human Comfort
National Category
Architectural Engineering Building Technologies
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30602 (URN)78-1-905254-34-7 (ISBN)
Conference
PLEA 2008 25th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, 22th - 24th October 2008, Dublin
Available from: 2013-12-04 Created: 2013-12-04 Last updated: 2016-02-25Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5814-2667

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