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Illinois Institute of Technology (2017)

GREEN FACADES IN ARID CLIMATE : EFFECTS ON BUILDING ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA

Binabid, Jamil

Titre : GREEN FACADES IN ARID CLIMATE : EFFECTS ON BUILDING ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA

Auteur : Binabid, Jamil

Université de soutenance : Illinois Institute of Technology

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Architecture 2017

Résumé partiel
In recent decades, the population of Saudi Arabia has increased significantly, reaching thirty-two million in July 2016. This proliferation of residents, along with substantial economic growth, has precipitated the construction of numerous new buildings, particularly residential structures. Consequently, post-1940, with the introduction of subdivisions and setbacks, more surfaces were exposed to solar radiation, leading to rising levels of surface heat. With the growing use of air conditioning since the early 1970’s, electrical energy consumption increased, exacerbated by the poor performance of building envelopes, the common use of concrete blocks for construction and, as reported in 2013 by the Saudi Electricity Company, the fact that 70% of buildings are not thermally insulated, all of which contributes to high cooling loads and the increased use of air-conditioning to provide building occupants with the desired level of thermal comfort. In response to this trend, the Saudi government established the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (“SEEC’) in 2014, requiring that all new construction must have insulation. This policy did not, however, address the study of existing buildings in order to adopt appropriate energy-efficiency solutions. Green facades present an important and efficacious approach to meeting this need. The following research focuses on green facade design strategies, which in conjunction with thermal insulation retrofitting can significantly enhance building envelope performance on existing low-rise (one to three floors) single-family home structures in the arid climate of Jeddah, the second largest city in Saudi Arabia, located in the western area in the most populated province of Mekkah.

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