Impact of cool roof application on commercial buildings: A contribution to sustainable design in Australia

Seifhashemi, Seyedeh Mahsa (2015) Impact of cool roof application on commercial buildings: A contribution to sustainable design in Australia. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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This study investigated the cool roof technology effects on annual energy saving of a large one-storey commercial building in Queensland, Australia. A computer model of the case study was developed using commercial software by using the appropriate geometrical and thermal building specifications. Field study data were used to validate the model. The model was then used to extend the investigation to other cities in various Australian climate zones. The results of this research show that significant energy savings can be obtained using cool roof technology, particularly in warm, sunny climates, and the thesis can contribute to provide a guideline for application of cool roof technology to single-storey commercial building throughout Australia.

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ID Code: 90897
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Bell, John, Miller, Wendy, & Capra, Bianca
Additional Information: The Faculty has granted an embargo until 11 November 2016.
Keywords: Cool roof technology, leakage, Infiltration rate, Building Code of Australia(BCA), IES-VE software, Building simulation, occupant behavior, building energy saving, thermal comfort condition, Green star
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2016 04:40
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2016 04:40

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