Recent UK Commercial Buildings and Environment in terms of Sustainability within Commercial Building in the Context of Saudi Arabia
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This research is an attempt to study the environment sustainability of the commercial buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With the rapidly growing population and a higher level of growth in the economy, the KSA has experienced a dynamic expansion in its infrastructure, especially in the context of buildings. Therefore, whenever it is compared to the other nations, the issue related to energy efficiency is not considered serious with respect to the designs of the Saudi Buildings. Additionally, KSA is considered to be one of the driest areas around the globe and it has been facing very serious challenges in relation to the rapidly growing demand of water. This research has adopted a case study analysis method for assessing the environmental sustainability of the Accro and Movenpick hotels that are situated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The results of the analysis have shown that the Saudi hotels that not just shows that they severely lacks means for ensuring the water and energy efficiency, but it also demonstrates a few of the designs and the changes that must be made to the operations that might have a significant impact on the sustainability performance of the hotel. The measures for conserving the energy have been discussed in this research study, for example improving the thermal insulation of the external roofs and walls, better glazing efficiency, fitting the devices of external shades and fitting fluorescent lighting that is energy efficient. The measures of water consumption includes the usage of low flowing taps in the bathrooms and kitchens, low flowing showerheads, efficient washing machines and installing a system of grey water.
CHAPTER 01: INTRODUCTION7
1.1Background of the Study7
1.2 Aim and Objectives11
1.3 Research Questions12
1.4 Significance of the Study12
1.5 Layout of the Dissertation13
CHAPTER 02: LITERATURE REVIEW15
2.2 Designing Sustainable Commercial Buildings16
2.2.1 Elements of Sustainability16
2.2.2 Sustainable Building Design16
2.3. Cost effective and Energy Conserving Building Design Concepts17
2.3.1 Green Building17
2.3.2 Sustainability through Green Building17
2.3.3 Costs Involved18
2.4. Design concept with Building Extension18
2.4.1 Dependability on Commercial Sector18
2.5 Saudi Arabia's Renewable Energy Source for Commercial Building19
2.5.1 Renewable Energy Sources19
2.5.2 Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning System ...