Using Ventilated Envelopes to Improve the Thermal Performance of Buildings in Hot-Humid Climate

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Title:
Using Ventilated Envelopes to Improve the Thermal Performance of Buildings in Hot-Humid Climate
Author:
Bakri, Miassar Mohammed
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Many attempts have been made to design buildings that reduce the heat gain inside the building. In hot-humid region, architects deal with many forces of nature. These forces might be Rain, Humidity, and solar heat gain. Thermal mass was been used for centuries in hot-arid region as a way to limit the dry-bulb temperature swing inside the building. However, there are some architects who agree that thermal mass materials could be used in hot-humid climate. This thesis project suggests using ventilated envelope that incorporates thermal mass in the design of the ventilated envelope. The result of the experiment shows that using ventilated envelopes with thermal mass would allow the heat gained in the cladding and in the thermal mass to be released to the air cavity and therefore releasing the heat from the building to the exterior atmosphere. The ventilated facade could be improved by adding thermal insulation and by using reflective materials on the cladding.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
buildings in hot humid region; ventilated envelopes; ventilated facades; Architecture; building envelopes
Degree Name:
M.A.R.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Architecture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Chalfoun, Nader V.; Barnes, Ray

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleUsing Ventilated Envelopes to Improve the Thermal Performance of Buildings in Hot-Humid Climateen_US
dc.creatorBakri, Miassar Mohammeden
dc.contributor.authorBakri, Miassar Mohammeden
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractMany attempts have been made to design buildings that reduce the heat gain inside the building. In hot-humid region, architects deal with many forces of nature. These forces might be Rain, Humidity, and solar heat gain. Thermal mass was been used for centuries in hot-arid region as a way to limit the dry-bulb temperature swing inside the building. However, there are some architects who agree that thermal mass materials could be used in hot-humid climate. This thesis project suggests using ventilated envelope that incorporates thermal mass in the design of the ventilated envelope. The result of the experiment shows that using ventilated envelopes with thermal mass would allow the heat gained in the cladding and in the thermal mass to be released to the air cavity and therefore releasing the heat from the building to the exterior atmosphere. The ventilated facade could be improved by adding thermal insulation and by using reflective materials on the cladding.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectbuildings in hot humid regionen
dc.subjectventilated envelopesen
dc.subjectventilated facadesen
dc.subjectArchitectureen
dc.subjectbuilding envelopesen
thesis.degree.nameM.A.R.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorChalfoun, Nader V.en
dc.contributor.advisorBarnes, Rayen
dc.contributor.committeememberChalfoun, Nader V.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBarnes, Rayen
dc.contributor.committeememberMoeller, Colbyen
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