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Investigating the behaviour of ASHRAE, Bedford, and Nicol thermal scales when translated into the Arabic language (2019)
Journal Article
Al Khatri, H., & Gadi, M. B. (2019). Investigating the behaviour of ASHRAE, Bedford, and Nicol thermal scales when translated into the Arabic language. Building and Environment, 151, 348-355

With the global spread of thermal comfort studies, thermal scales are translated into different languages to adapt local context in which the studies are applied. However, translating thermal comfort studies does not maintain the scales' behaviour as... Read More

Evaluation of thermal and solar performance in atrium buildings using sequential simulation (2019)
Journal Article
Ab Ghafar, N., Gadi, M., & Adam, M. (2019). Evaluation of thermal and solar performance in atrium buildings using sequential simulation. Energy and Environment, doi:10.1177/0958305x18813684

Nowadays complex atrium design is becoming popular in city skylines that bring natural lighting to create more pleasant indoor nvironment. Atriums with complex skylight design and lack of knowledge in building thermal performance in relation to tran... Read More

Toward sustainable school building design: a case study in hot and humid climate (2018)
Journal Article
Alwetaishi, M., & Gadi, M. (2018). Toward sustainable school building design: a case study in hot and humid climate. Cogent Engineering, 5, doi:10.1080/23311916.2018.1452665. ISSN 2331-1916

There is a global concern about energy in buildings generally for two major reasons. The first one is to minimise the energy consumption in buildings, while the other is to provide thermally comfortable buildings with minimum energy usage. Most of th... Read More

Managing cultural tourism in post-conflict areas: the Kurdistan Federal Region, Iraq (2017)
Journal Article
Braim, K., McCabe, S., Rickly, J. M., & Gadi, M. (2017). Managing cultural tourism in post-conflict areas: the Kurdistan Federal Region, Iraq. Tourism Today: The Journal of the College of Tourism and Hotel Management, 111-130

Conflict and post-conflict areas often suffer several challenges regarding tourism development owing to poor infrastructure, low investment, a lack of appropriate tourism management planning, and poor implementation mechanisms. Much research has been... Read More

Reliance of building energy in various climatic regions using multi criteria (2017)
Journal Article
Alwetaishi, M., Gadi, M., & Issa, U. (in press). Reliance of building energy in various climatic regions using multi criteria. International Journal for Sustainable Built Environment, doi:10.1016/j.ijsbe.2017.12.002. ISSN 2212-6090

Selecting a ventilation system for a certain building has always been considered as one of the critical problems for designers. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is characterized by a large area of significant climatic changes. In this research, five cri... Read More

Effect of slope angle on energy performance of ground-integrated buildings on slope terrain (2017)
Journal Article
De Castro, M., & Gadi, M. (2017). Effect of slope angle on energy performance of ground-integrated buildings on slope terrain. International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 12(2), doi:10.2495/SDP-V12-N2-283-293. ISSN 1743-7601

The noticeable rise in urban development and topography factors across Europe has resulted in a visible increase in the number of residential buildings being constructed in hillside areas. Several studies about ground-integrated architecture have pro... Read More

Using a new programme (THERCOM) to predict thermal comfort as a base to design energy efficient buildings (2014)
Journal Article
Al-Khatri, H., & Gadi, M. (2014). Using a new programme (THERCOM) to predict thermal comfort as a base to design energy efficient buildings. International Journal of Student's Research in Technology and Management, 2(5), ISSN 2321-2543

A strong relationship relates the thermal comfort and the consumption of energy, especially in the hot arid climate where the installation of HVAC systems is unavoidable. In fact, it has been reported that the HVAC systems are responsible for consumi... Read More