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Assessing mixed mode cooling In Lebanon office buildings -

Show simple item record Daaboul, Jessica Gerges, 2017-08-30T14:27:16Z 2017-08-30T14:27:16Z 2016 2016
dc.identifier.other b18447235
dc.description Thesis. M.M.E. American University of Beirut. Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2016. ET:6353
dc.description Advisor : Prof. Kamel Abou Ghali, PhD, Professor, Mechanical Engineering ; Co-Advisor : Prof. Nesreen Ghaddar PhD, Professor, Mechanical Engineering ; Member of Committee : Prof. Issam Srour, PhD, Professor, Engineering Management.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 33-36)
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to assess the use of mixed mode ventilation for a typical office building in Lebanon, and consequently reduce Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) energy consumption in the observed recent and under future climatic conditions. Mixed Mode cooling was thought of being a compromise between the insufficient natural ventilation and the expensive year round operated HVAC. A control algorithm is set for windows and HVAC system to ensure mixed mode operation. The results of the simulations were evaluated in terms of potential reduction in energy consumption under the present and the future weather data. Finally a lifecycle cost analysis was performed for the proposed system and its payback period was computed. Under present construction practices and weather data 31percent annual energy savings were achieved using Mixed Mode system. Under future 2050’s weather data 21percent annual energy savings resulted with a payback period of 3.8 year.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 36 leaves) : illustrations.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Theses, Dissertations, and Projects
dc.subject.classification ET:006353
dc.subject.lcsh Office buildings -- Lebanon -- Beirut -- Case studies.
dc.subject.lcsh Natural ventilation -- Lebanon -- Beirut -- Case studies.
dc.subject.lcsh Climatic changes -- Lebanon -- Beirut -- Case studies.
dc.subject.lcsh Indoor air quality -- Lebanon -- Beirut -- Case studies.
dc.subject.lcsh Energy conservation -- Lebanon -- Beirut.
dc.subject.lcsh Windows.
dc.subject.lcsh Simulation methods.
dc.title Assessing mixed mode cooling In Lebanon office buildings -
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.
dc.contributor.department Department of Mechanical Engineering,
dc.subject.classificationsource AUBNO
dc.contributor.institution American University of Beirut.

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