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COMPARATIVE THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF STATIC SUNSHADE AND BRICK CAVITY WALL FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING ENVELOPE IN COMPOSITE CLIMATE

ABSTRACT
Energy efficient building technologies can reduce energy consumption in buildings. In present paper effect of designed static sunshade, brick cavity wall with brick projections and their combined effect on indoor air temperature has been analyzed by constructing three test rooms each of habitable dimensions (3.0 m × 4.0 m × 3.0 m) and studying hourly temperatures on typical days for one month in summer and winter each. The three rooms have also been simulated using a software and the results have been compared with the experimental results. Designed static sunshade increased indoor air temperature in winter while proposed brick cavity wall with brick projections lowered it in summer. Combined effect of building elements lowered indoor air temperature in summer and increased it in winter as compared to outdoor air temperature. It is thus useful for energy conservation in buildings in composite climate.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2013-12-14
PAPER REVISED: 2014-04-02
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2014-04-10
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2014-09-06
DOI REFERENCE: 10.2298/TSCI1403925C
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2014, VOLUME 18, ISSUE 3, PAGES [925 - 934]
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