Contributions to Proceedings:

A. Mahdavi, K. Orehounig, N. Mikats, L. Lambeva, A. El-Habashi:
"Analyzing Traditional Buildings Via Empirically Calibrated Building Performance Models";
in: "BS2007 Proceedings of the 10th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference and Exhibition", B. Zhao et al. (ed.); Eigenverlag, Beijing, China, 2007, ISBN: 0-9771706-2-4, 8 pages.

English abstract:
A systematic approach toward obtaining, analyzing,
and simulation-based reproduction of performance
data from traditional buildings is presented. This
approach involves long-term data collection
regarding local climate, indoor conditions in the
selected building objects, construction methods,
building materials, energy systems, ventilation
regimes, and occupancy patterns. Subsequently, the
collected data is analyzed and interpreted in view of
the buildingsī salient design features. Furthermore, a
digital performance simulation model of the building
is generated and calibrated based on collected indoor
climate data. The approach is exemplified using the
instance of a traditional hammam building located in
Cairo, Egypt.

Traditional architecture, hammams, building diagnostics, performance simulation

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