New Technologies in Construction Materials Based on Environmental Approach (Case Study: Double Skin Facades)

Esmaeil Zarghami, Ali Sadeghi Habib Abad


Energy crisis and daily increase in environmental pollution due to production of greenhouse gases, especially in construction
industry is among important topics of the recent century architecture. Utilizing proper materials as one important factor in this
industry, has been the concern of many researchers. Hence the following research has the aim of investigating heating
performance of new kinds of materials in architecture industry and also replacing double skin facades to maintain thermal
comfort of the residents, with minimum energy consumption. Sustainable architecture is one of the most important elements of
sustainable development topic, because more than half of greenhouse gases in the world are produced by residential homes.
Considering that the amount of greenhouse gases produced in developing countries is more than that of developed countries,
hence it becomes clear the necessity of considering environmental approach in the field of architecture works. In this research
while doing desk studies and investigating achieved research, the descriptive – analytical method and also field method have
been applied and through thermal performance analysis of building materials and using energy simulation software (IES – VE)
and their comparison, the appropriate pattern is proposed.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s6p17

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