Simulation of vertical greenery system in reducing energy cooling loads for high rise residential building / Hazril Sherney Basher...[et al.]

Basher, Hazril Sherney and Sh. Ahmad, Sabarinah and Abdul Rahman, Abdul Rahman (2017) Simulation of vertical greenery system in reducing energy cooling loads for high rise residential building / Hazril Sherney Basher...[et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 2 (1). pp. 185-196. ISSN 1823-5514 ; 2550-164X

Abstract

The Vertical Greenery System (VGS) is considered an alternative solution of passive shading that implements green wall to various type of building facades. The main contributions of this paper are that by installing the VGS, it will minimize the energy used to cool the indoor space and eventually save the energy cooling load by 7.6 percent for low rise condition and 18.27 percent for high rise. This is due to capability of VGS to reduce heat transfer to and from building envelope. The VGS used in this paper consisted of an edible legume plant which is ‘Psophocarpus Tetrogonobulus’ (Winged Bean Plant). This paper presents a series of recent simulation findings that uses Integrated Environmental Solutions Software (IESVE). The measured data were taken from the use of simulation models that comprised of Test Cell Unit (low rise) and Condo Unit (high rise). From the data, the VGS also managed to reduce the indoor air temperature by an average of 0.47°C for low rise unit and 1.53°C drop for high rise. These promising results indicated that the software was able to give an indication and prediction of annual energy savings through the benefits of shading. This effective strategy may improve the ambient temperature conditions in urban cities that experience excessive urban heat island due to overgrowth development and overpopulation.

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Item Type: Article
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Basher, Hazril Sherney
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Sh. Ahmad, Sabarinah
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Abdul Rahman, Abdul Rahman
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Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 1823-5514 ; 2550-164X
Volume: SI 2
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 185-196
Keywords: Vertical Greenery System, Multi-storey Building, Temperature Reduction, Energy Cooling Load.
Date: 2017
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/37614
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