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Research Paper | Engineering Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023
Thermal and Energy Analysis of a Commercial Building: A Comparative Study of Construction Materials Using Revit Software
Abstract: This paper presents a comprehensive thermal and energy analysis of a commercial building, focusing on the comparative study of different construction materials and window glass types using Revit software. The selection of appropriate building materials and window glass is crucial as they significantly impact the heating and cooling loads of the building. The study specifically targets a 5 - story commercial building with a carpet area of 20, 000 square feet. The analysis begins by modeling the building in Revit software, incorporating various construction materials and types. Different window glass materials, including single - glazed, double - glazed, and triple glazed glass are also considered. The thermal and energy performances of each material and glass type is evaluated and compared. The energy analysis is conducted to assess the heating and cooling loads of the building under different scenarios. This analysis helps identify the most energy - efficient combination of construction materials and window glass, aiming to optimize energy consumption while ensuring occupant comfort. Furthermore, the report explores the application of stone wall cladding as a potential strategy to reduce cooling loads. The findings of this study contribute to a better understanding of the influence of construction materials and window glass on the thermal behavior and energy performance of commercial buildings. The results provide valuable insights for architects, engineers, and building professionals in making informed decisions regarding material selection during the design and construction phases. Ultimately, the research aims to promote sustainable and energy - efficient practices in the building industry.
Keywords: Thermal analysis, Energy analysis, Construction materials, Window glass materials, Revit software, Heating load, Cooling load, Building energy efficiency, Building information modeling, Concrete materials, Stone wall cladding, Sustainable building practices, Design and construction decisions
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,
Pages: 932 - 937