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Thermofluid Modeling for Energy Efficiency Applications by N. M.S Hassan, M.M.K Khan

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Chapter 8

Residential Building Wall Systems

Energy Efficiency and Carbon Footprint

Fayez Aldawi1,2 and Firoz Alam1,    1School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia,    2Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Yanbu Industrial College, Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah, Saudi Arabia

Rapid urbanization due to global economic development and population growth necessitates the expansion of cities and towns with new buildings and associated energy requirements. The floor space area and volumetric dimensions of modern residential houses are increasing at a constant rate in most developed countries including Australia. Therefore, the energy consumption for ongoing heating and cooling is also increasing. ...

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