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The use of air conditioning systems has seen considerable growth in the last few decades all over the world, especially in commercial buildings. However, it has shown to have adverse effects on the environment as well as increased energy consumption in buildings. Thus, there has been extensive...
Air-cooled condensers are predominantly used in condensing units of split air conditioning systems. These units are mostly installed on terraces or on outer walls of buildings. In case of tall buildings, the performance of air-cooled condenser is greatly affected by high-speed winds. Present...
This study reviews, from a South African and developing world perspective, green building rating tools and life-cycle assessment methods with a focus on wood constructions. Based on existing studies, it seems as if the well documented environmental benefits of using wood is not sufficiently...
The most widely known method of reducing energy loss through windows is to replace inefficient single- pane window units with their newer, more energy efficient counterparts. However, there are also other methods that involve retrofit solutions, including the use of curtains, drapes, blinds,...
In this paper, daylighting and thermal analysis are carried out in synergy to ensure the best overall performance of perforated solar screens (PSS) used on fully glazed offices facing towards South, East, West and North, placed in Seville. The study has been conceived by applying multiple...
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