Members awarded for research into hot topic

Academic paper aims to improve energy efficiency in hot climates

Two CIAT members have been awarded for their work on an academic paper on ecological building performance.

Dr Poorang Piroozfar MCIAT (pictured) of the University of Brighton together with one of his PhD students, Mr Yahya Ibrahim ACIAT, and two colleagues Dr Eric R. P. Farr and Professor Neil Ravenscroft received the Best Paper Award for Building Performance and Evaluation at  the International Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference 2018 in Dublin this month.

The paper, titled Sensitivity analysis of energy consumption of Integrated Façade Systems (IFS): system and sub-system variables of a base-case model for Building Energy Simulation (BES) uses a unique methodology to develop a benchmark model for BES of highly- to fully-glazed office buildings in hot and arid climates.

The paper conducts energy simulations of 1620 different scenarios to maximise indoor comfort, and daylight in highly-to fully-glazed office buildings in hot and arid climates.

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