HARNESSING DAYLIGHTING AND SOLAR GAINS AS SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNMETHODSIN MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENTS IN LAGOS, NIGERIA.
Mahmoudi Saber, E., Chaer, I. and Ekpeti, B. (2015). HARNESSING DAYLIGHTING AND SOLAR GAINS AS SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNMETHODSIN MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENTS IN LAGOS, NIGERIA. CIBSE Technical Symposium. London 16 - 17 Apr 2015 CIBSE.
|Authors||Mahmoudi Saber, E., Chaer, I. and Ekpeti, B.|
Thebuilt environment contributes around 40% of the world’s total carbon footprint,resulting in high building energy costs and pollution, as well as detrimental effects on the environment through the use of engines. Energy consumption can be very high in buildings, especially in mixed-us facilities. This paper seeks to analyse and contribute to the existing knowledge on daylighting and solar gain measures, resulting to a sustainable method of achieving energy efficiency in buildings. The methodology adopted for this study involves the use of case studies of two nationalandone international buildings of mixed-use typology which were appraised by evaluatingand criticizing. Criticalanalyses of physical and daylighting measures of existing developments were evaluated, pointing out merits and demerits of existing strategies as adopted in the cases.Findings from this study evince thattheneed for office and residentialspaces despite the unavailability of land in Lagosresulted in the concept of mixed-use developments. Also, some daylighting and solar gainsstrategies have been adopted but not fully maximized in Nigeria, especially the use of light shelves to enhance day lighting. Thispaper recommends that the techniques to be used to enhancedaylightingand solar gains, materials and designs;theplacements and orientations,should be determinedright from conceptualization,through to the architecture process (design and construction).
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|Accepted||01 Mar 2015|
|Deposited||11 Feb 2022|
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