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Energy Efficient optimization in a typical school building 
 Husein Ali Husein
Department of Architecture Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Koya University

Abstract: High energy consumption is one of the most serious problems globally faced today. The building sector is known to be the largest energy consumer. Energy performance in school buildings is very significant, for ascertaining the health and productivity of students and teachers. Analysis of previous studies shows that school buildings present a poor indoor air quality due to the high occupant density of school buildings, especially in classrooms, with approximately four times the occupant density of office buildings, if compared. School buildings also consume a large amount of energy due to the lack of energy saving measures applied to the buildings in Kurdistan. The purpose of this study is to improve indoor environment and reduce energy consumption of school buildings, through analysing, evaluating and improving energy efficiency of a secondary school typology in Sulaimani city in northern Iraq. Based on the measurements in the school and the simulation model, several improvement options were investigated, including window ratio, thermal insulation, and infiltration. An improved model was presented and the results were compared via Indoor Climate and Energy (IDA ICE) software 4.7.1. The results revealed that the optimum model performed better in both indoor environment and energy consumption than the existing school model.

Keywords: Energy efficiency, indoor environment, IDA ICE energy simulation, building improvement.

Date: 03/04/2018
Place: Faculty of Engineering/ Nashmeil Hall
Caroline Yousif Daniel,
Mar 24, 2018, 9:44 AM