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Title: LEED feasibility study of EMBA building
Authors: Farah, Janane
Farhat, Roudy
Advisors: Najm, Wajih
Subjects: Sustainable buildings--Case studies
University of Balamand. Executive Center--Environmental aspects
Issue Date: 2016
In this project we are studying the best conditions that we could achieve to have a LEED certified building .We are interested in the calculation of cooling load rather than the heating load because they vary proportionally. In order to get the total cooling load of the building we used the "block load" approach using HAP, which consists of taking the entire building as a single block space with an area of 369m2 and an average height of 10.1m. As for the populated space, it can comprise up to 400 persons. Our goal is to attain the lowest cooling load for the building to reduce energy use. Simulations on HAP were conducted to detect the impact of building rotation and insulation thickness on the cooling load. After comparing results we find that the 135degree rotation with 50mm polystyrene insulation and SGG-CLIMAPLUS glazing to be the optimal solution. In addition to that we try to find solutions to reduce water consumption to gain more LEED points and lean towards a greener building.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 46-47).

Supervised by Dr. Wajih Najm.
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