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The impact of applying recent façade technology on daylighting performance in buildings in eastern Mediterranean

Saridar, S and Elkadi, HA 2002, 'The impact of applying recent façade technology on daylighting performance in buildings in eastern Mediterranean' , Building and Environment, 37 (11) , pp. 1205-1212.

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Abstract

Energy shortage has surfaced in Lebanon during and after the civil war. There is a need to rationalise the use of energy in the building sector. Building façade design in Lebanon is not taking full advantage of the daylighting availability. Architects are not conscious of the impacts of the evolution of façade design on energy consumption. The lack of regulation led to over estimation of the impacts on cooling load and much less attention is given to impacts on daylighting. This paper aims to examine the changes of façade configuration throughout the last century and their impact on daylighting levels in Beirut offices. The historical development of façade design is reviewed. Categories of buildings are identified. Examples of each category are examined for their daylighting efficiencies.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Building and Environment
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0360-1323
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Christine Tate
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2015 15:57
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 19:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35715

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