Passive Design Essay

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UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING

PASSIVE DESIGN STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS

By
ABDULRAHMAN M. ALI
MASA KONDAKJI
RAAD NASHAT HADDAD

Sharjah, UAE
May 2015

Abstract The purpose of the study is to define different passive design strategies improving energy performance of buildings, including; building orientation, passive cooling and heating, and day lighting design. The need arises for these strategies since the building sector is accounted for more than 42% of world’s energy consumption. The methods we used in our research included the collection of qualitative data regarding what are passive design strategies, how to implement them on buildings, what are the results and output, and their impact on the economy. In conclusion, the growing trend in energy consumption of the building sector will continue
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There is a lack of information about the different needed areas of the components of our project. However, we figured out the areas pf our proposed Sharjah Central Business District based on, studies of other relevant project’s areas and cities populations.
Passive Heating In The limitations present of research include that: different governmental authorities were sometimes unwilling to provide frank information about problems within Sharjah, information necessary to prepare a full and critical study. There is a lack of information about the different needed areas of the components of our project. However, we figured out the areas pf our proposed Sharjah Central Business District based on, studies of other relevant project’s areas and cities populations.
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