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yazdani H, Yaghoubi M. Thermal Performance Investigation of Residential Buildings with Cool and Green Roofs under Different Climates of Iran. Modares Mechanical Engineering 2020; 20 (7) :1883-1894
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1- Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran , hamedme.yazdani@gmail.com
2- Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
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Cooling and heating energy accounts for a significant portion of the total energy consumption in residential sector. Building envelope is exposed to sunlight and outside air and therefore have a significant role in determining the thermal loads of buildings. Meanwhile, roofs which are exposed to sunlight all the day long are important envelope components and have a significant share of buildings energy consumption. Therefore, applying appropriate roof solutions can significantly reduce building energy consumption for air-conditioning and improve indoor comfort conditions. This paper aims to investigate the effect of different roofing techniques on thermal performance of a single-storey residential building with two types of uninsulated and insulated configurations under different climatic conditions of Iran. For this purpose, different cool roof albedos 0.5, 0.7, and 0.9 and two types of green roofs, GR with actual local rainfall and wet GR, are considered. The thermal loads of the buildings are calculated using the DesignBuilder software and compared with a conventional cast concrete roof. The results show that by choosing an appropriate type of roof technique, the total air-conditioning energy requirement of the building can be reduced between 7-31%, depending on the building configuration and climatic condition.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Heat & Mass Transfer
Received: 2019/11/5 | Accepted: 2020/04/19 | Published: 2020/07/20

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