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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Using Simulation Tools For Enhancing Residential Buildings Energy Code In Egypt

Ahmed Nabih, Mina Samaan, Osama Farag, Aishy El

Abstract: The Egyptian Residential Buildings Energy Code ERBEC was developed in 2006 to prescribe the minimum requirements for achieving thermal comfort and energy efficiency. A background of ERBEC is described, A single-family house is used as a case study, then an assessment of the impact of building’s envelope variants on heating and cooling loads is conducted. Sensitivity analysis is used to analyze the results of the simulation in order to identify the major elements that could play a significant role in enhancing the comfortable conditions and energy efficiency in residential buildings. Finally, the key factors affecting enhancing ERBEC are defined through a proposed roadmap.
Pages: 1141 - 1148