Analysis and Reduction of Energy Consumption in Educational Buildings: A Case Study in the College of Education for Pure Sciences at the University of Kirkuk
International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 10(03), 2019, pp. 768-778
11 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2019
Date Written: March 2019
There is a growing interest in sustainable buildings that are environmentally friendly and have lower energy consumption. The amount and cost of energy consumption in buildings are important design considerations. Studies of the routing and insulation impact on the heat of the internal environment of public buildings are inadequate because most of the works were based on the study of thermal behavior from the theory and measurements of the field perspective only. Furthermore, they have not implemented simulation software in their analysis. Therefore, it is necessary to adopt the current generation according to methods of climate design through digital representation via computer. Consequently, supporting the designers in this field to achieve the right design decisions. Additionally, the designer can find the results of their design decisions in advance before implementation through the calculations carried out by simulations.
To achieve our goal, the research is based on the analytical and applied methodology using the RIVET and GBS software and from climatic analysis of the selected sample area. We used the building of the College of Education for Pure Sciences at the University of Kirkuk, Iraq, as a case study. This article also aims to introduce the adopted simulation software that may achieve the required outcomes and analyze them. Consequently, to provide recommendations that can be implemented in such areas.
Keywords: Energy Analysis, Sustainable Design, Simulation
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