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Hadia Awad
University of Alberta
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#1Hadia Awad (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 3
#2Mustafa Gul (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 13
Last.Mohamed Al-Hussein (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 19
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The integration of renewable micro-generation systems into residential buildings, particularly solar photovoltaic (PV) distributed energy generation, is emerging rapidly as an effective method of mitigating the housing impact on greenhouse gas emissions. However, the application of solar PV micro-generation is confronted with several challenges: (a) the average system self-consumption does not exceed 25% in cold-climate regions; (b) most of the energy generated during daytime, peaking in the sum...
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#1Hadia Awad (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 3
#2Mustafa Gul (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 13
Last.Haitao YuH-Index: 8
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ABSTRACTOne challenge in designing a photovoltaic (PV) system is to predict its generation, given parameters such as location, meteorological conditions, and layout. A greater challenge is to predict the generation of such a system under snow-cover condition. Publicly available snowfall data provide records for horizontal surfaces. However, the effect of snow accumulated on a tilted PV module remains unknown. Hence, irradiance is insufficient for predicting the output of PV systems having any gi...
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#1Hadia Awad (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 3
#2Mustafa Gul (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 13
Abstract Integration of solar photovoltaic (PV) micro-generation into residential buildings is emerging rapidly as an effective method for mitigating the impact of housing on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, PV micro-generation is confronted with several challenges: (a) the average self-consumption does not exceed 25% in cold-climate regions; and (b) most of the generated energy during daytime is exported to the grid at a lower monetary rate per unit than that of imported energy. Governm...
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#1Hadia Awad (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 3
#2Mustafa Gul (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 13
Abstract Several challenges accompany the deployment of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology in residential construction, such as determining an optimum size and layout design for on-site utilisation that conforms to local roof-sloping practice. Common solar PV installation practice tends to prefer the Equator-facing orientation due to its maximised energy aggregate regardless of household load patterns. Solar PV applications in high-latitude regions encounter other challenges, such as significant...
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#1Hadia Awad (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 3
#2Mustafa Gul (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 13
Last.Haitao YuH-Index: 8
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The incorporation of solar energy systems into residential buildings is emerging as an important method of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the housing industry. However, several challenges accompany the deployment of solar PV for residential construction, such as determining an optimum size and layout design for best on-site system utilization in conformity to local roof sloping practices, especially in cold-climate regions. In addition, solar PV applications in high-latitude regions en...
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#1K M Emtiaz Salim (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 1
#2Hadia Awad (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 3
Last.Mohamed Al-Hussein (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 19
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In this paper, an experimental setup developed for an ongoing project to investigate the hygrothermal performance of wall systems under different climate conditions is presented. As a step toward establishing the hygrothermal performance of various wood-frame wall assemblies, this research focuses on field experimentation of two types of multi-functional panels (MFPs), along with a conventional wall assembly, in two different locations in Canada: Vancouver, British Columbia, and Edmonton, Albert...
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#1Hong Xian Li (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 7
#2Mustafa Gul (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 13
Last.Mohamed Al-Hussein (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 19
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Abstract NetZero Energy Homes (NZEHs) are designed to achieve zero energy balance annually (i.e., produce approximately as much energy as consume). In this context, the actual energy performance of NZEHs must be examined and assessed to verify the design assumptions. In this paper, an energy performance monitoring and analysis framework is proposed for NZEHs, and a NZEH in Edmonton, Canada is analysed as a case example, which is found to have an energy deficit of 669.38 kWh (4.1% of total consum...
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#1Hadia Awad (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 3
#2Mustafa Gul (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 13
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Solar photovoltaic systems are becoming increasingly popular as industries try to decrease their carbon footprint. This paper presents a generic optimization framework and examines a case study where a flat rooftop located in Edmonton, Alberta is investigated for the installation of a photovoltaic array. The objectives of this study are to maximize power generation while minimizing the system cost. This case study represents a proposed generic framework that fulfills this optimization problem. S...
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#1Hadia Awad (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 3
#2Mustafa Gul (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 13
Last.Mohamed Al-Hussein (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 19
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Approximately 30% of energy use in Canada is consumed in buildings, specifically space heating, which can be reduced by constructing thermally-resistant building envelopes. This study evaluates potential innovative energy-efficient wall systems for mid-rise (four to six storeys) wood-frame buildings in terms of thermal and structural performances. Regarding the thermal resistance performance, four wall systems are developed, installed in a full-scale test house, and examined, along with a baseli...
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There is a lack of acoustic performance standards for educational facilities in Egypt, especially university classrooms, resulting in a very bad acoustical quality. There is also a lack in the scientific research in that field of study in Egypt, although this type of research has been held in many other countries. This paper aims at studying the acoustic performance standards in different countries such as (ANSI-S12.60, 2010, BB93, 2003), and then using them to evaluate the acoustical quality in...
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