Assessment of a Sustainable Building using Eco-Friendly Insulation Materials

Mahmood, Raid Ahmed (2020) Assessment of a Sustainable Building using Eco-Friendly Insulation Materials. International Journal of Advances in Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 7 (2). pp. 16-20. ISSN 2394-2827

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Abstract

In air conditioning and refrigeration, insulation materials are essential in building insulation to achieve high performance and reduce energy consumption. However, nowadays, environment concerns have been increased as a result of using petrochemical insulation materials. The petrochemicals insulation materials have a direct effect on the environment as a result of using non-renewable materials, fossil energy consumption, and to the disposal stage. Eco-friendly insulation materials are the solution to decrease the environment concerns and build a sustainable building. Eco-friendly insulation materials have been used in this work to assess and compare its effectiveness in building insulations. Four eco-friendly insulation materials which excited by the nature were used in wall insulation. The overall heat transfer coefficient U was used to assess and compare the insulation efficiency. The basic wall configuration was used in comparison. The results revealed that the eco-friendly insulation material have effective insulation efficiency and can be used to reduce the energy loss through a walls by 50%. Keywords - Eco-Friendly Insulations, Sustainable, Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2020 02:58
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2020 03:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eco-Friendly Insulations, Sustainable, Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401799 Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39434

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