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Consensus-based low carbon domestic design framework for sustainable homes

Aldossary, Naief, Rezgui, Yacine and Kwan, Alan Shu Khen 2015. Consensus-based low carbon domestic design framework for sustainable homes. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 51 , pp. 417-432. 10.1016/j.rser.2015.05.070

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Abstract

The paper proposes a low carbon domestic design framework for sustainable homes in Saudi Arabia, characterized by a rigorous climate and unique regional socio-cultural features. This is informed by (a) an in-depth investigation of the Saudi domestic building stock, including landscaping, massing, space layout, building fabric, on-site renewable potential, and occupants’ lifestyles; and (b) a consultation with 40 experts across Saudi Arabia. The consultation was carried out using the Delphi Technique in multiple rounds. The established framework factors in architectural design strategies, building envelope design, and on-site renewable energy strategies for Saudi Arabia, taking into account socio-cultural considerations. A consensus between the consulted experts was achieved. The proposed framework is applicable and suitable for Saudi Arabia and beyond, including the Middle Eastern region.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable homes; Low energy buildings; Energy efficiency; Framework design; Domestic sector
Additional Information: Available online 25 June 2015
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1364-0321
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 15:02
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/74204

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