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A study of the place of Nanotechnology in Green roof design for Reducing Energy Consumption

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Architecture, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, IRAN
  • 2 Department of Architecture , Khorasgan (Isfahan) Branch, Islamic AzadUniversity, Isfahan, IRAN
  • 3 Department of Architecture, Kashan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, IRAN
  • 4 Department of Architecture, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Fars, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (5), Pages 95-102, May,2 (2015)

Abstract

Today, our major concern is that by an everyday increase in energy consumption and with all the limitations in energy resources, we will facenot only the problems of polluting our natural environment and wasting our national resources, but also the problem of endangering the future life of human kind. In Iran, like in other countries, the annual consumptionincrease of different types of energy has made energy consumption management and raising energy efficiency national necessities. To be able to solve the energy and natural environment crisis and decrease energy wastage, we need to change our construction methods. In this respect, different components of a building each can act effectively in satisfying the structureís self-sufficiency. Regarding the wideness of the roof compared to other external components of a building, studying its thermal performance is an important step in finding proper solutions for reducing the building heat wastage and decreasing energy consumption as a result. One strategy is building green roofs. Designed and implemented properly, a green roof can largely reduce energy consumption among other various advantages. Nanotechnology can be a great help when making this type of roof and can greatly affect the energy consumption reduction. The aim of this paper is to study how effective the roof and specially the green roof can be in reducing energy consumption. It also intends to propose new strategies in designing and implementing green roofs using Nanotechnology in order to reduce energy consumption.

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