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Determination of optimum envelope of religious buildings in terms of thermal comfort and energy consumption: Mosque cases

Atmaca, Ahmet Bircan 1; Gedik, Gülay Zorer; Wagner, Andreas ORCID iD icon 1
1 Institut Entwerfen und Bautechnik (IEB), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Mosques are quite different from other building types in terms of occupant type and usage schedule. For this reason, they should be evaluated differently from other building types in terms of thermal comfort and energy consumption. It is difficult and probably not even necessary to create homogeneous thermal comfort in mosques’ entire usage area, which has large volumes and various areas for different activities. Nevertheless, energy consumption should be at a minimum level. In order to ensure that mosques are minimally affected by outdoor climatic changes, the improvement of the properties of the building envelope should have the highest priority. These optimal properties of the building envelope have to be in line with thermal comfort in mosques. The proposed method will be a guide for designers and occupants in the design process of new mosques or the use of existing mosques. The effect of the thermal properties of the building envelope on energy consumption was investigated to ensure optimum energy consumption together with an acceptable thermal comfort level. For this purpose, a parametric simulation study of the mosques was conducted by varying optical and thermal properties of the building envelope for a temperature humid climate zone. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000139346
Veröffentlicht am 29.10.2021
DOI: 10.3390/en14206597
Zitationen: 4
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut Entwerfen und Bautechnik (IEB)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1996-1073
KITopen-ID: 1000139346
Erschienen in Energies
Verlag MDPI
Band 14
Heft 20
Seiten 6597
Schlagwörter religious buildings; thermal comfort; energy consumption; building envelope
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