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Energy efficient buildings in warm climates of the Middle East

Bahrami, Soheila LU (2008) IMEN41 20081
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Fast development of energy efficient buildings is necessary to deal with growing and high levels of energy consumption and related environmental impacts in the Middle East countries including Iran and Israel. Design for climates such as hot arid and Mediterranean climates entails facing challenges regarding both heating and cooling energy demands in buildings. Since the late 70s, research has been conducted in both countries focusing on environmental impacts of the buildings and above all, energy consumption. Relevant policies, regulations and standards have been launched in both countries. A number of building projects are implemented by using general passive design strategies, traditional architecture elements and innovative techniques.... (More)
Fast development of energy efficient buildings is necessary to deal with growing and high levels of energy consumption and related environmental impacts in the Middle East countries including Iran and Israel. Design for climates such as hot arid and Mediterranean climates entails facing challenges regarding both heating and cooling energy demands in buildings. Since the late 70s, research has been conducted in both countries focusing on environmental impacts of the buildings and above all, energy consumption. Relevant policies, regulations and standards have been launched in both countries. A number of building projects are implemented by using general passive design strategies, traditional architecture elements and innovative techniques. Nonetheless, several barriers including limited know-how, lack of effective leadership and market related obstacles are hindering the development process of applying energy efficient technical solutions in buildings. Educational programs and communications, improved regulations and standards and financial incentives are suggested to overcome the existing barriers. (Less)
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author
Bahrami, Soheila LU
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course
IMEN41 20081
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Energy efficient buildings
language
English
id
1481091
date added to LUP
2009-09-29 13:00:25
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2009-09-29 13:00:25
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  abstract     = {Fast development of energy efficient buildings is necessary to deal with growing and high levels of energy consumption and related environmental impacts in the Middle East countries including Iran and Israel. Design for climates such as hot arid and Mediterranean climates entails facing challenges regarding both heating and cooling energy demands in buildings. Since the late 70s, research has been conducted in both countries focusing on environmental impacts of the buildings and above all, energy consumption. Relevant policies, regulations and standards have been launched in both countries. A number of building projects are implemented by using general passive design strategies, traditional architecture elements and innovative techniques. Nonetheless, several barriers including limited know-how, lack of effective leadership and market related obstacles are hindering the development process of applying energy efficient technical solutions in buildings. Educational programs and communications, improved regulations and standards and financial incentives are suggested to overcome the existing barriers.},
  author       = {Bahrami, Soheila},
  keyword      = {Energy efficient buildings},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Energy efficient buildings in warm climates of the Middle East},
  year         = {2008},
}