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Alan Green

Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC)  RESEARCH INTERESTS Fluid dynamics Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) Technologies for improved building thermal performance Building resilience to bushfire Experimental assessment of building element thermos-physical properties
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Above-roof temperature impacts on heating penalties of large cool roofs in Australian climates: final report

This report outlines the key outcomes of research project RP1037u1 ‘Above-Roof Temperature Impacts on Heating Penalties of Large Cool Roofs in Australian Climates’, an extension to project RP1037 ‘Driving increased utilisation of cool roofs on large-footprint buildings’. The research has been focused on two key...
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Near-roof air temperatures: modelling the implications for HVAC performance and cool roofs

Conventionally in building performance simulations (BPS), it is assumed that air entering outdoor HVAC equipment is at the outdoor ‘ambient’ temperature, obtained from a weather file. However, significant spatial variations exist in outdoor air temperature fields, especially within the thermal boundary layers that form near...
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Above-roof temperature impacts on heating penalties of large cool roofs in Australian climates: interim report

This is the first interim report for project RP1037u1, an extension to the recently completed project RP1037 ‘Driving increased utilisation of cool roofs on large footprint buildings’. Progress so-far in the project and preliminary findings have been summarised in this report. The research has been...
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Driving increased utilisation of cool roofs on large-footprint buildings: final report

Cool roof technology is known to reduce the cooling energy consumption of conditioned buildings during hot periods, and widespread implementation of such roofs in a neighbourhood or precinct can mitigate the urban heat island effect. Established building energy modelling techniques are able in principle to...
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Characterisation of the air temperature field above large-footprint buildings – full-scale experiments and large eddy cfd simulations

The implementation of ‘cool’ roofing materials, with high solar reflectance and infrared emittance, has received significant attention in recent years, as a method to mitigate the urban heat island effect and reduce building cooling energy requirements. The effect of ‘cool’ roofs on heat transfer through...