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Optimum Insulation Thickness for Walls and Roofs for Reducing Peak Cooling Loads in Residential Buildings in Lahore

Keywords: Insulation, Energy Saving, Optimum Thickness, Residential, Cooling Loads

Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology

Volume 35 ,  Issue 4

SIBGHA   SIDDIQUE,SABAHAT ARIF  ,ARIF KHAN  

Abstract

Thermal insulation is the most effective energy saving measure for cooling in buildings. Therefore, the main subject of many engineering investigations is the selection and determination of the optimum insulation thickness. In the present study, the optimum insulation thickness on external walls and roofs is determined based on the peak cooling loads for an existing residential building in Lahore, Pakistan. Autodesk® Revit 2013 is used for the analysis of the building and determination of the peak cooling loads. The analysis shows that the optimum insulation thickness to reduce peak cooling loads up to 40.1% is 1 inch for external walls and roof respectively.