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Effect of Canyon Geometry on Outdoor Thermal Comfort: A case-study of high-density, warm-humid climate
(PLEA (Passive and Low Energy Architecture), 2013-09-10)
A successful urban planning and design solution ought to present a comfortable setting for its pedestrians inside urban canyons, because it is fundamental to encourage a good quality urban life and promote health and ...
Simulation of Traditional and Contemporary Dwellings in Ghadames, Libya
A rise in temperature over summer in hot countries, such as Libya, may lead to thermal discomfort and profligate use of energy sources as a result of mitigation efforts. Buildings account for almost 45% of global energy ...
Low Cost Approach to Energy Efficient Buildings in Nigeria: A Review of Passive Design Options
Energy consumption in buildings accounts for approximately 45% of the world’s total energy consumption, leading to a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. This has led to an increasing effort towards reducing ...
Comparison Study of Traditional and Contemporary Islamic Dwelling Design in Hot Climates, with Reference to Benghazi, Libya
In Benghazi, Libya, the rising population and increased housing demand has led to high energy consumption in order to provide comfortable conditions. These contemporary dwellings make use of outdoor open spaces and a high ...
A social-environmental interface of sustainable development: A case study of Ghadames, Libya
(Springer International Publishing, 2018-04)
One of the key challenges in the spatial planning and design of urban settlements in desert housing is the trade-off between the harshness of the environment and meeting social needs concurrently. Hence, this chapter ...
Perception of Indoor Environmental Quality of the Residents of High-Rise Buildings in Bulgaria
(Ethan Publishing Company, 2016-04-25)
Recent research with relatively high percentage suggesting that occupants of high-rises are generally satisfied with their indoor environment is available. However, a detailed investigation of the perception of residents ...