Kawar Salih

Kawar Salih
Duhok Polytechnic University | DPU · Research Center

MSc. Sustainable Buildings and Environments and BSc.Architectural Engineering

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Introduction
Kawar Salih currently works at Research Center, Duhok Polytechnic University. Kawar has successfully finished his BSc. Architectural Engineering at the Duhok University, Iraq and gained the first-class degree in 2012. In 2016 he received his MSc. certificate in Sustainable Buildings and Environments from Newcastle University , UK. He is now working on improving environmental performance of buildings and urban environments in the Semi-arid climates.

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The power shortage is one of the major problems in developing countries. Kurdistan Region of Iraq suffers from this issue, like other developing countries. Especially, after the economy crises that has started in 2014. However, all its efforts for tackling this challenge has been in providing more energy supply stations and more fuel provision. Few...
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The concept of sustainable urban design has appeared in different perspectives to minimize and reduce the negative impacts of urban expansion in terms of climatic and environmental drawbacks. One of the undeniable approaches of sustainable urban design is the adoption of green urban roofs. Green roofs are seen to have a substantial role in addressi...
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The urgent need for housing in challenging contexts such as Middle East and developing countries contradicts with the long time required to provide adequate responses, especially in the case of severely affected cities by war and mass destruction. The city of Mosul in Iraq is a case where there is an urgent need for reconstruction, especially in t...
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Global energy use has risen due to increased demands and inefficient grids in developing countries. Energy saving is detrimental in countries in which their energy supply capacity is lower than their demand. Energy Efficiency Measures (EEMs) can easily be incorporated in new buildings; however, existing buildings have limitations in geometry, orie...
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It has been proven that designing sustainable buildings starts from early stages of urban design. The design of urban blocks, specifically, is deemed one of the pragmatic approaches of sustainable urban design. Studies have focused on the impact of urban block design and regulation on the outdoor thermal comfort in the semi-arid regions. However, l...
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The power shortage is one of the major problems in developing countries. Kurdistan Region of Iraq suffers from this issue, like other developing countries. Especially, after the economy crises that has started in 2014. However, all its efforts for tackling this challenge has been in providing more energy supply stations and more fuel provision. Few...

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The power shortage is one of the major problems in developing countries. Kurdistan Region of Iraq as part of the developing countries has suffered from this issue since the last two decades. Especially, after the economy crises that has started in 2013. However, all its efforts for tackling this problem has been in providing more energy supply stations and more fuel provision. Few studies have been found to seek the relation between the quality of building and energy consumption in the region. It is questioned if the building sector in Kurdistan is well managed and environmentally sufficient to consume minimum amount of energy since it is the largest energy consuming sector. This research will seek an alternative to decrease the energy demand in buildings instead of expanding the energy sector. This could be achieved by evaluating the quality of building sector environmentally and improving it. Providing guidelines for building’s thermal regulations, passive building design and increasing the energy efficiency of building by renewal means could be alternative strategies for lowering the energy consumption. Theoretical and numerical research approach have been taken in to account for finding the answer through a case study and comparative analysis.