Computer modelling of buildings for energy conscious design in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia

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Leicester Polytechnic , Leicester
Statementby Khalid Yousif Al Buijan.
ContributionsLeicester Polytechnic. School of Architecture.
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A set of design guidelines augmented by the principles of energy efficiency for buildings in Saudi Arabia were developed by Al-Shaalan [19]. Alghoul, et al [20] studied the influence of.

Hence, a comprehensive study of the energy consumption in the cities of Jeddah, Riyadh, and Dammam across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been conducted using Sefaira energy simulation software. The investigated cities are located within the three distinct climatic regions representing the most populated areas of Saudi by: 1.

Since the beginning of energy crisis many design tools have been developed in order to enable the designer to cope with energy consumption in buildings.

These tools are of different kind: from very sophisticated simulation models to simplified (often too much) by: 1. demands during summer time in each home. However, Saudi Arabia has high solar energy resources that could be used to meet all home energy needs.

In this Thesis, a solar energy system is designed using BEopt and Homer software. BEopt was used to build a thermal model for an actual house in Qassim, Saudi Arabia to stimulate the. building model and database beyond the construction phase. One possible scenario is that a client of the future will expect delivery of a computer-based model and its related performance database, in addition to the product of the design, the building.

The information regarding building performance is then readily available for inspection. The load and energy requirements in residential buildings vary according to a number of factors.

One of these factors is the geographical location in which the building is situated. Using a detached single‐family house, the DOEC load and energy analysis program was used to investigate the effect of the geographical location on the load and.

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The effect of energy conservation measures for a typical two‐storey residential building in Saudi Arabia are studied. The analysis shows that insulating the walls and the roof (15 mm‐thick insulation) results in a significant reduction in the peak cooling load (>23%) and the annual energy consumption (>27%).

tation energy and use of low energy buildings materials. Thus in brief, an energy efficient building balances all aspects of energy use in a building: lighting, space-conditioning and ventilation, by providing an optimised mix of passive solar design strategies, energy-efficient equipments and renewable sources of energy.

Use of materials with low. stages of the design process. It supports performance-based design via integrated energy modeling and analysis features. GBS is a web-based energy modeling software that can be used for early design decision-making, and allows for data exchange between BIM design programs and energy modeling.

Handbook on Energy Conscious Buildings Pilot Edition: May written by J.K. Nayak J.A. Prajapati. Prepared under the interactive R & D project no.

3/4(03)/SEC between Indian Institute of. The per capita energy usage in Saudi Arabia is almost three times higher than the global average. A major contributor is the residential sector which consumes almost 50% of the total national energy consumption every year.

Environmental and economic pressures along with the Saudi Vision reform program advocate for an improvement in energy consumption patterns. An assessment of energy and water use within this building is then provided, followed by suggested modifications and predicted potential improvements derived from computer modelling.

Finally, recommendations to enhance the sustainability level within the Saudi residential sector are provided. Sustainability status in the Saudi building sector.

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predicted potential improvements derived from computer model-ling. Finally, recommendations to enhance the sustainability level within the Saudi residential sector are provided. Sustainability status in the Saudi building sector Generally speaking, sustainability encompasses a blend of envi-ronmental, economic and social responsibilities.

1 INTRODUCTION. In Saudi Arabia, 40% of the total energy is used by utilities (electricity and water), and 53% of this primary energy is consumed in the residential sector due to the significant use of air conditioning to cool indoor spaces [].This means that residential buildings account for more than half of all delivered energy consumption across the country, and can be regarded as major.

The Building Energy Modeling (BEM) sub-program is an important part of BTO and its Emerging Technologies is a versatile, multipurpose tool that is used in new building and retrofit design, code compliance, green certification, qualification for tax credits and utility incentives, and even real-time building control.

Init was discovered in Eastern Province that 70% of projects experienced time overrun and the average time overrun was between 10%% (Assaf & Al-Hejji, ). Australia Japan UK Saudi Arabia US China India Total Construction Spending, (Billions of US dollars) Energy and Buildings is an international journal publishing articles with explicit links to energy use in buildings.

The aim is to present new research results, and new proven practice aimed at reducing the energy needs of a building and improving indoor environment quality. Saudi Arabia Green Building Rating System (SAGRS) would be integrated into a framework that is dedicated for selecting optimum sustainable building materials that were developed, expanding the.

Dhahran is located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia (Lat. 26°17′N, Long. 50°09′E, Alt. 17 m), km from the Arabian Gulf with a climate characterized as extremely hot and humid during summer, and cool during winters with limited rainfall.

Temperatures can rise above 50 °C in summer, coupled with extreme humidity (85–%). Hot desert regions, like Saudi Arabia, are very challenging in terms of building energy consumption.

The role of the housing sector in the country is critical as it accounts for half of the total national electricity consumption. It is important to apply sustainable energy concepts in this sector, and the application of Zero-Energy Homes (ZEHs) could be an appropriate option in this regard.

Accurate energy code-compliant base-case computer models give the design team typical energy and energy cost pr ofiles for a building of similar type, size, and location to the one they ar e about to design.

The design team uses this information to develop a design concept to minimize these energy loads and energy costs fr om the very outset.

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa • Vol 23 No 1 • February 23 Energy management of commercial buildings – A case study from a POET perspective of energy efficiency Xiaohua Xia Jiangfeng Zhang Centre of New Energy Systems, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa William Cass.

showed that about 73% of the electric energy generated in Saudi Arabia is used for operating buildings (Fig. 1), and 65% of this energy is consumed by air conditioning[13].

The excessive demand for air conditioning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a direct result of the extreme temperatures during summer, when the ambient temperature frequently. The library, in Dhahran, eastern Saudi Arabia, was, I learned, the seed for the creation of the much larger building in which it stands.

That complex is officially titled the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, though it’s widely known by its informal name Ithra—an Arabic word meaning enrichment.

A model of the building was created in eQUEST by feeding the geometry of the building in question and the design details as described above and the building was simulated.

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The results of the simulation show that theEnergy Use Index (EUI) is kWh/m2/yr and the Heating Use Index (HUI) is. A great deal of energy use in buildings goes toward heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC). InHVAC consumed quads.

The first step in reducing HVAC energy use is reducing heating and cooling load—i.e., the amount of heat that needs to be added to or removed from a building—typically by reducing heat from equipment and lighting; minimizing unnecessary ventilation.

Our services cover domestically inside Saudi Arabia, from the main office located in Riyadh, Central province and branch office in Jubail Industrial City, Eastern Province.

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The presented analyses and energy simulations are likely to elucidate the potentials for sustainable development and costs for implementing energy-saving design measures in the construction sector of Saudi Arabia. M3 - Book. SN - BT - Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Evaluating Building Energy Efficiency Investment Options for Saudi Arabia 8 Overview of Energy Demand and the Buildings Sector Figure 2.

Electricity consumption in KSA during Source: SEC, Figure 3. Monthly total KSA electricity consumption and average ambient temperature during Source: SEC, 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35. Saudi Arabia the world’s largest producer of desalinated water (Vincent, ). In spite of the limited availability of natural water resources in Saudi Arabia, its water tariffs – due to high subsidies provided by the government – are set at approximately $/m3, compared with over $6/m3 in many wet regions around the world (Gasson, ).To reduce the energy consumption in buildings, there is a demand for tools that identify significant parameters of energy performance.

The work presents the development and validation of a simulation model, called MEEDI, and graphical figures for the parametric sensitivity investigation of energy performance in different climates in Chile.Discusses programs, courses, and curricula sponsored by professional organizations and architecture schools to foster a change in the way professionals design commercial buildings.

Includes an annotated list of curricula for passive design in architecture available at no cost while supplies last. (JN).