Energy Efficiency of the NBRRI Interlocking Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks For Sustainable Buildings in Nigeria

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Recent Engineering Science (IJRES)          
  
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Volume-7 Issue-2
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Timothy Danjuma
  10.14445/23497157/IJRES-V7I2P103

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MLA Style: Timothy Danjuma  "Energy Efficiency of the NBRRI Interlocking Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks For Sustainable Buildings in Nigeria" International Journal of Recent Engineering Science 7.2(2020):12-16. 

APA Style: Timothy Danjuma. Energy Efficiency of the NBRRI Interlocking Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks For Sustainable Buildings in Nigeria  International Journal of Recent Engineering Science, 7(2),12-16.

Abstract
The rising rate of global warming is leading to an increase in energy demand for cooling. The amount of energy consumed by building materials is an essential factor in determining the energy efficiency of the building. Strength, economy, and aesthetics are parameters more sought after when selecting building materials. Thermal properties of building materials, which is an essential parameter in determining energy efficiency, are the least sought after. For buildings to be sustainable, they must have low energy requirements. In this study, the importance of selecting CSEB in designing an energy-efficient building is considered and discussed. The coefficient of Thermal Conductivity of the NBRRI interlocking CSEB is found to be 0.4765 Wm-1K -1, which is within the range of coefficient of Thermal Conductivity of Building Bricks (0.35 – 0.7) Wm1K -1 . This low value of Thermal Conductivity shows that CSEB is the most energy-efficient walling material among other alternative walling materials.

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Keywords
CSEB, Thermal Conductivity, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability