Optimum insulation thickness determination for buildings

Vehicle, Fuel, and Environment Research Institute, Tehran, Iran

The aim of this project was Determination of optimum insulation thickness for building walls with respect to various fuels, climate zones in Iran and other variables( such as: insulation materials, Glazing Area percentage, infiltration value and …).

It was a part of bigger project about determination of methods for optimum energy consumption in Iranian buildings which is being investigated in “Vehicle, Fuel, and Environment Research Institute”. This project was defined by “New Towns of Iran Organization” (NTOIR).

A MATLAB code was generated by me uploading required data from an Excel file (such as building materials, insulation data, fuel cost and …) and generated graphs describing: heating and insulation costs versus insulation thickness; optimum insulation thickness versus present worth; Optimum insulation thickness versus degree-days for various fuels; Annual heating cost versus glazing area percentage.

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