The Study of Sustainable Green HVAC Systems in Health Care FacilitiesAbdul FSM, Mofarhi S, Abdulwahab Y, Ali Z, ElBorombali H and Milyani H*
Architecture Student, Effat University, Saudi Arabia
- *Corresponding Asuthor:
- Milyani H
Architecture Student, Effat University
Jeddah 22332, Saudi Arabia,
Tel: +966 2 636 4300
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 09, 2015; Accepted date: February 11, 2016; Published date: March 15, 2016
Citation: Abdul FSM, Mofarhi S, Abdulwahab Y, Ali Z, ElBorombali H, et al. (2016) The Study of Sustainable Green HVAC Systems in Health Care Facilities. J Archit Eng Tech 5:160. doi:10.4172/2168-9717.1000160
Copyright: © 2016 Abdul FSM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The amount of energy used up in healthcare buildings by traditional types of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning systems is about 40% of the total building energy consumption. It also accounts for a large number of harmful emissions released into the environment. Therefore, we need to implement the use of green systems that will help in not only improving indoor comfort and quality but also in reducing energy consumptions and harmful CO2 emissions. HVAC is defined as a system that is responsible for controlling and maintaining the thermal comfort of indoor rooms. The purpose of this research paper is to identify sustainable Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning systems that can be used in healthcare facilities. The research also focuses on identifying different methods and technologies to help understand how they can be used with maximum efficiency. First we discuss types of heating ventilation and air conditioning systems and their manufacturing process. Then we analyze the different criteria and technologies for systems specific to healthcare facilities and green technologies. The final process of this research paper involves the study of different case studies where we use several assessments to confirm the most appropriate type of green systems to be used for healthcare buildings. In conclusion, every healthcare building has a different set of requirements but new and green technologies are the most environmentally and economically beneficial. This paper is divided into six main parts: (i) Introduction (ii) Literature Review (iii) Manufacturing Process (iv) New Systems and Technology (v) Green HVAC Systems and (vi) Conclusion. Hence, by identifying the several types of green HVAC systems in this paper, we will now be able to understand the most appropriate and efficient type that we can use in health care facilities. This will allow for a great reduction in energy consumption, harmful emissions and provide a more thermally comfortable environment for patients.