Academic Journals Database
Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

Environmental Impact on Building Envelope: A Case Study for New Mosque Design in Baghdad

ADD TO MY LIST
 
Author(s): Akeel Noori Abdul Hameed

Journal: International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies
ISSN 2228-9860

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 249;
Date: 2011;
VIEW PDF   PDF DOWNLOAD PDF   Download PDF Original page

Keywords: Thermal Comfort | Building Envelope Assessment

ABSTRACT
The work is carried out with an objective of first, evaluating: the thermal characteristics of opaque and transparent parts of the building envelope in hot dry climate of case study “new mosque” building in Baghdad, the impact of sol-air temperatures, heat gain factors and the u-value of envelope section components. Second, it aims to assess the architectural criteria for appropriate passive design of new mosques in hot dry climates. Architectural design and construction of the new mosque (musalla) envelope in Baghdad are thermally inefficient in protecting the indoor space from climatic fluctuations. Therefore, the existing new mosques are not within thermal comfort level. To achieve and maintain that, applying architectural and construction alternatives on the mosque envelope contributes to controlling heat exchange through it as well as enhancing its thermal behaviors that contribute to getting internal thermal balance. The research covers survey of design, construction features, comfort levels in new mosques, and definition of the “model mosque”, as well as identification and thermal assessment of the typical “model mosque”. Computer simulations for building thermal behavior and design modification of building construction components also covered by the research. The findings and conclusion of the impact of simulation changes stated as well as recommendations for possible future mosque and design strategy. The findings show that HVAC systems entail capital, functional and maintenance costs whereas the passive mosque (musallas) building consumes less energy as well as being more likely to be in sympathy with the environment.
Why do you need a reservation system?      Affiliate Program