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Volume & Issue no: Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2015

Title:
Application of Sustainability Principle and Passive Design Strategies to Improve on the Nigerian Commercial Building Projects
Author Name:
N.U. Dim, A.C.C. Ezeabasili, B.U. Okoro
Abstract:
ABSTRACT Poor ventilation, poor acoustic planning, dark rooms and poor thermal comfort on majority of the commercial building in Obosi- south-eastern part of Nigeria prompted this research work. Data was gathered through direct observation from thirty-six different commercial building at Awada in Idemili Local Government Area Obosi, and findings from the research showed that majority of the commercial buildings are closely built towards each other. In order words, the residents of Awada are densely populated. This resulted to the poor ventilation, dark rooms, and poor thermal comfort. Also, findings made showed that residents of those commercial buildings spend a lot of money on energy is leaving the electric light on to maintain visibility in dark rooms, the frequent use of air conditioners to maintain thermal comfort. However, less availability of electricity for the operation of those commercial building is low. This research concluded by recommending a passive design strategy as a supplement to the active design to improve the performance and sustainability of the commercial buildings in Nigeria, to reduce the cost of operating those buildings. It also recommends that seminars and workshops should be organise for owners and contractors to educate them on the economic and social sustainability principles of life and properties because it is found out that ignorance contributed to the construction of these poorly performed commercial buildings. Keywords:- Sustainability, Passive design, Net zero energy.
Cite this article:
N.U. Dim, A.C.C. Ezeabasili, B.U. Okoro , " Application of Sustainability Principle and Passive Design Strategies to Improve on the Nigerian Commercial Building Projects " , International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM), Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2015 , pp. 050-055 , ISSN 2319 - 4847.
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