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2(39) 2017

Authors R. Yousfi, T. Zabalueva,National Research Moscow State Construction University, Moscow, Russia

In present article a step-by-step analysis was made of several energy-efficient modern buildings which were erected in the Middle East. The first phase involves analyzing the interpretation of elements which were taken from traditional Arabic architecture. Then the analysis deals with conventional methods of passive design and energy-efficient planning, which uses renewable energy sources like sun, wind and ground temperature. The analysis concludes identifying energy and cost- efficient active cooling system in case of its presence in the selected objects. As a result, recommendations are given that contribute in increasing energy-efficiency and optimization of passive cooling techniques in modern Arabic architecture with consideration of traditional construction methods.

Keywords: traditional Arabic architecture, energy-efficient buildings, natural ventilation, thermal insulation, active cooling system
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