Infrared imaging as a means of analyzing and improving energy eficiency of building envelopes : the case of a LEED Gold Building

dc.contributor.author Ali, Taileb
dc.contributor.author Dekkiche, Hamoud
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-27T15:26:14Z
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dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this Article is published in Procedia Engineering (2015), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.497. en_US
dc.description.abstract Today many designers claim that they are engineering green or LEED certified buildings. LEED is an evaluation system that rates how sensitive buildings are to the environment and the objective of LEED is to reduce emissions through development of highly efficient mechanical systems, designing of durable and efficient wall systems and by providing additional thickness to insulation. Unfortunately currently there are many cases where these wall systems and insulations are supported by thin steel studs, which are highly conductive of energy and are 400 times more conductive than wood. The aim of this paper is to investigate the use of thermal bridging in a LEED certified building. Thermal bridging is a major source of heat loss through studs and wall systems in many buildings worldwide. The investigated building is Gold certified building built in 2011 located in Toronto, Canada. The exterior walls consist of a copper and brick cladding and steel studs. Using thermal imaging, as a non-destructive testing method, this research investigates and identifies the location of thermal bridging. This study recommends how to integrate infrared imaging into the LEED certification process and how to improve the future design of efficient wall systems. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Engineers Without Borders USA,HOK,Kiss + Cathcart, Architects,The American Society of Civil Engineers en_US
dc.identifier.citation Taileb, A., & Dekkiche, H. (2015). Infrared imaging as a means of analyzing and improving energy efficiency of building envelopes: The case of a LEED Gold Building. Procedia Engineering, 118, pp. 639–646. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.497 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 18777058
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.497
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/176
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations: Taileb, A., Durham College, School of Science and Engineering, 1610 Champlain Avenue, Whitby, ON L1N 6A7, Canada, School of Architecture and Interior Design, Canadian University of Dubai, P.O Box 117781, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Dekkiche, H., Durham College, School of Science and Engineering, 1610 Champlain Avenue, Whitby, ON L1N 6A7, Canada, School of Architecture and Interior Design, Canadian University of Dubai, P.O Box 117781, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
dc.relation.ispartofseries Procedia Engineering;Vol. 118
dc.rights Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND license.
dc.rights.holder Copyright : 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Buildings en_US
dc.subject Design en_US
dc.subject Energy efficiency en_US
dc.subject Gold en_US
dc.subject Infrared imaging en_US
dc.subject Nondestructive examination en_US
dc.subject Solar buildings en_US
dc.subject Studs (fasteners) en_US
dc.subject Studs (structural members) en_US
dc.subject Sustainable development en_US
dc.subject Testing en_US
dc.subject Thermography (imaging) en_US
dc.subject Walls (structural partitions) en_US
dc.subject Building envelopes en_US
dc.subject Certification process en_US
dc.subject Efficient buildings en_US
dc.subject Leed-certified buildings en_US
dc.subject Mechanical systems en_US
dc.subject Nondestructive testing method en_US
dc.subject Sensitive buildings en_US
dc.subject Thermal bridging en_US
dc.subject Environmental design en_US
dc.title Infrared imaging as a means of analyzing and improving energy eficiency of building envelopes : the case of a LEED Gold Building en_US
dc.type Conference Proceeding en_US
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