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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2010: 4th conference of IBPSA-USA


A Building Simulation Sustainability Analysis to Assess Dwellings in a New Cairo Development

Wael Sheta, Steve Sharples
University of Sheffield, School of Architecture, Crookesmoor Building, S10 1FL, UK
Al-Azhar University, Department of Architecture, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt

Abstract: This paper describes a field study and modeling analysis carried out for a dwelling in the El-Tagammu' El-Khames district of Cairo in summer 2009. The study initially carried out visual surveys to analyze façade and constructional features and then tested a simulation package, DesignBuilder, against measured indoor and outdoor temperature data under Egyptian climatic conditions. This study is a part of a larger project that is investigating the thermal behavior of new housing. The aim of the project is that architects, designers and engineers can be given sustainable design guidelines to enable appropriate solutions to be chosen at the early stages of a design to achieve low energy thermal comfort in dwellings.
Pages: 94 - 101