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Annexing green building rating points through multipurpose vertical light pipes

Aminu, Dodo Yakubu and Lei, L. X. and Hussein, A. (2016) Annexing green building rating points through multipurpose vertical light pipes. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 9 (46). ISSN 0974-6846

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To determine how many points can be annexed in a green building by a combination of the two processes and test the viability of combining daylight and rainwater harvesting in a pipe. Method/Analysis: An experiment was carried out using a 4m (width) x 6m(height) x 12m(depth) model at a scale of 1:25. Three light pipes of different transparency were used. The first pipe has a fully transparent surface, allowing most of the light to penetrate. The second pipe has a translucent surface. Light that penetrate through it would be partial, with the translucent surface acting like a layer of diffuser to diffuse the light. The third pipe is a combination of transparent and translucent surface. Water will act as the transporting medium for light and at the same time as a barrier for heat to enter. Although water does have certain amount of thermal mass, the heat stored in water can be minimized by circulating the water throughout the system. Findings: Up to 13 points could be earned in non-residential new construction (NRNC), while up to 15 points in Residential New Construction (RNC). Application/Improvement: The novelty of this study proposes the use of a tube for daylighting and rainwater harvesting simultaneously in a space through an experimental process at a small scale. This result could be further developed to an industrial scale for commercial purposes.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Search approach, Support vector machine
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:71430
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:21 Nov 2017 16:17
Last Modified:21 Nov 2017 16:17

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