ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING DESIGN: TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION BASED IN HEMP FIBER INSULATION
Journal: Engineering Heritage Journal (GWK)
Author: Muhammad Shahzaib and Shahbaz Nasir Khan
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Energy efficient building concerns to the structure and using the process that is environmental liable and material efficient all around a building lifecycle. The basic principle of this building to minimize the energy consumption for heating and cooling system. The paper investigates the thermal behavior of hemp fiber insulation in timber framed wall panels for which timber framed structures will be experimented. Steps to enhance the energy performance were applied to building structure, window area, window glazing, lightning, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. We were measured the U-values of timber walls, hemp fiber insulation and window glazing. Results showed that energy efficient building enjoy the benefits of saving 40-50% energy by reducing greenhouse gases emissions into atmosphere. We have discussed about the rating system of energy efficient building or green building. In this paper, information pertaining to building life cycle and detailed explanation regarding fundamentals of building energy will be provided.