BUiD’s alumna and academic staff publish their research on sustainability

BUiD’s alumna, Dr Muna Salameh, and Dr Basem Tuqan, Lecturer at the faculty of Engineering and IT, published their research titled, ‘From heritage to sustainability: the future of the past in the hot arid climate of the UAE’ in Buildings journal.

The highlighted the positive sustainable effects (social, economic and environmental) for a proposal of conserving and reconstructing a vernacular heritage architecture site in the hot arid climate in the UAE.

The research’s findings presented the capability of the conserved heritage area to strengthen the social and cultural identity and improve the economic sector. Moreover, the results demonstrated that the conserved heritage district had a better microclimate and predicted mean vote for outdoor thermal comfort compared to the basic case heritage district prior to rehabilitation and another modern district.


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