Cooling Effects of Vegetated Courtyard of Mid-Rise Buildings of Tropical Climate

Authors(2) :-Modi Sule Zango, Abimaje Joshua

This document Passive design strategies within the microclimate regarded as crucial. Previously, the heat in the courtyard has recorded but not much attention given to the cooling effect of the vegetated courtyard of mid-rise buildings. However, evapotranspiration and shading effects of vegetation in courtyard considered as alternatives for mitigating the Air Temperature, Mean Radiant Temperature, surface temperature. Vegetation is the sources of coolants for the microclimate of the surrounding area. Other researchers opined that the vegetation within the courtyard represents the most efficient passive manner of cooling building or urban spaces. This study examines the cooling effects of the vegetated courtyard of mid-rise buildings of tropical climate through simulations. Envi-met is a software that simulates the plant-air-atmosphere with the environment and it was used in this study after validating the software. Simulations were conducted under different vegetation scenario using a model. The result shows that there is a positive significance in the performance of the vegetated courtyard. These demonstrate that vegetation affects the thermal indices within the courtyard of the mid-rise building.

Authors and Affiliations

Modi Sule Zango
Department of Architecture, School of Environmental Studies, Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, PMB1061, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria ,
Abimaje Joshua
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Technologie Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia

Vegetated courtyard, a Mid-rise building, Envi-met software, Tropical climate, Surface temperature, Mean radiant temperature, air temperature.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 9 | July-August 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-07-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 87-93
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET184915
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Modi Sule Zango, Abimaje Joshua, " Cooling Effects of Vegetated Courtyard of Mid-Rise Buildings of Tropical Climate, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 9, pp.87-93, July-August.2018

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