An overview of Wall Envelope Thermal Performance in Arid Climate Buildings

Authors

  • Yazeed Alsaqabi Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Planning, Qassim University
  • Abdulbasit Almhafdy Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Planning, Qassim University, Qassim, 52571, Saudi Arabia.
  • Ahmed AbdelMonteleb M. Ali Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Planning, Qassim University, Qassim, 52571, Saudi Arabia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2501

Keywords:

Wall Envelope, Orientation, Thermal Performance, Insulation Thickness

Abstract

Energy efficiency is an important issue that has been considered by many construction sectors. Recently, the research attention is focused on the thermal performance of the wall envelope, in particular, for its high energy consumption. This paper conducted a literature review highlighting the recent studies and research approach and methodology on the building wall envelope. Results indicate that climate, insulation and orientation are the key factors that should be considered on wall envelope design and installation.

Keywords: Wall Envelope, Orientation, Thermal Performance, Insulation Thickness

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2501

Published

2020-12-25

How to Cite

Alsaqabi, Y. ., Almhafdy, A., & AbdelMonteleb M. Ali, A. (2020). An overview of Wall Envelope Thermal Performance in Arid Climate Buildings. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(15), 159-164. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2501