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The Impact of External Shading, Windows Glazing and Frame on Thermal Performance of Residential House in Abu-Dhabi

Published: October 2014
By: Omair Awadh & Bassam Abuhijleh
The Impact of External Shading, Windows Glazing and Frame on Thermal Performance of Residential House in Abu-Dhabi

The amount of solar heat gain and thermal transmittance of the glazing and its setback are the main factors in windows thermal performance. External Shading devices contribute a lot in solar radiation reflectance. The present study aim is to determine the ideal design in dealing with solar radiation and heat gain through windows system, in order to improve existing building energy consumption. This target will be achieved through examining and analyzing different passive design parameters of residential villa in Abu Dhabi with the help of computer simulation (IES VE). Windows system properties and shading devices performance have a great impact on the energy consumption, peak load of mechanical cooling system, therefore CO2 emissions and thermal comfort. Based on that, the house annual cooling loads could be reduced by 10%.

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