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Energy and Economic Evaluation of Green Roofs for Residential Buildings in Hot-Humid Climates

Abubakar Sadiq Mahmoud; Asif, M.; Hassanain, M. A.; Babsail, M. O.; Sanni-Anibire, M. O.;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2017 Journal: Buildings (issn: 2075-5309, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
Green roofs may be considered a passive energy saving technology that also offer benefits like environmental friendliness and enhancement of aesthetic and architectural qualities of buildings. This paper examines the energy and economic viability of the green roof technology in the hot humid climate of Saudi Arabia by considering a modern four bedroom residential building in the city of Dhahran as a case study. The base case and green roof modelling of the selected building has been developed with the help of DesignBuilder software. The base case model has been validated with the help of 3-month measured data about the energy consumption without a green roof ins...
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free text keywords: green roof, buildings energy conservation, sustainability, energy-savings, net present value, hot humid climates, Building construction, TH1-9745, Economic evaluation, Case model, Architectural engineering, Roof, Engineering, business.industry, business, Civil engineering, Energy consumption, Bedroom
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publication . Article . 2017

Energy and Economic Evaluation of Green Roofs for Residential Buildings in Hot-Humid Climates

Abubakar Sadiq Mahmoud; Asif, M.; Hassanain, M. A.; Babsail, M. O.; Sanni-Anibire, M. O.;