Green envelope as an architectural strategy for energy efficiency in a library building

Green envelope as an architectural strategy for energy efficiency in a library building. MATEC Web of Conferences, 266: 01004. pp. 1-5. ISSN 2261-236X (2019)


In the context of Malaysian tropical climate, green envelope functions to provide satisfying indoor environment and achieve the best performance with minimal energy consumption. Buildings that rely on air-conditioning to improve thermal comfort could benefit from green envelope potentials. Hence, the objective of this paper is to explore the impacts of various types of green envelope towards reducing the energy consumption of a two-storey library building. The methodology approach is quantitative and data are collected through building simulation using Revit Building Information Modelling (BIM). Parameters studied are building orientation, wall insulation, envelope materials, and façade treatment. Results showed that different types of green envelope posed different impact on energy consumption of the library and double glazed windows contribute the most significant reduction of energy consumption. The study establishes the contribution of green envelope and advocates the use of building simulation as research methodology, as it helps to improve envelope design, and to predict the possible outcomes of design alternatives.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Green envelope, Buildings, Architectural, Energy
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Architecture
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Shahidatul Akhmam Rambeli
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2020 01:27
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2020 01:27
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