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dc.contributor.authorAyodele, Tunmise
dc.contributor.authorTaki, A. H.
dc.contributor.authorOyinlola, M. A.
dc.contributor.authorBhattacharyya, Subhes
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-29T09:22:15Z
dc.date.available2020-01-29T09:22:15Z
dc.date.issued2020-02
dc.identifier.citationAyodele, T.T., Taki, A.H., Oyinlola, M.A., Bhattacharyya, S. (2020) A review of retrofit interventions for residential buildings in hot humid climates. International Journal of Environment & Sustainable Development.en
dc.identifier.issn1474-6778
dc.identifier.urihttps://dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/19087
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version.en
dc.description.abstractBuildings consume 40% of resources around the world, low energy building is fast becoming a major component of sustainable development. However, limiting the concept of low energy buildings to new builds will only undermine its ef-fects and benefits as there are numerous existing buildings that consume uneconomical energy resources irrespective of how en-ergy efficient the new ones are. Therefore, retrofit interventions to existing buildings is important in decreasing resource con-sumption and increasing energy efficiency. Some various retro-fit interventions already exist towards reducing energy con-sumption in residential buildings but deciding on a specific ret-rofit intervention needs assiduous consideration. Hence, this pa-per focuses on the review of retrofit interventions and their en-ergy performances. It was found amongst others that clay bricks, sand line, and pre-fabricated walls consume less energy than concrete bricks by 16%, 23%, and 25% respectively. Elec-trochromic glazing system with no shading device was also found to have reduced heat gains by 53%-59% in winter and summer. It was concluded that further research would benefit from the combination of the various interventions to create pathways for building retrofit in hot humid climate, the path-ways can be tested with a dynamic thermal simulation software for energy performance.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInderscienceen
dc.subjectRetrofit interventionsen
dc.subjectHot Humid Climateen
dc.subjectLow energyen
dc.subjectEnergy performanceen
dc.titleA review of retrofit interventions for residential buildings in hot humid climatesen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderNo external funderen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2019-10-30
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Architectureen


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