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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2014: 2nd Conference of IBPSA-England


ANALYSING AND OPTIMIZING THE PERFORMANCE OF HYBRID HOUSING DESIGN IN THE MIDDLE EAST Traditional and Technological Solutions to Make the Most of Solar Radiation

Hendren Abdulrahman, Steve Sharples

Abstract: Countries in the Middle East are increasingly developing eco-friendly residential architecture. This is in response to high housing demand and to high energy demand. This study combines passive and active elements to develop a hybrid eco design strategy. The key aims of this study were (i) to evaluate the impact of a hybrid design on the energy performance of a typical contemporary house for areas in the Middle East that experience very cold winters and extremely hot dry summers; (ii) to construct an analytical framework for examining the feasibility of hybrid designs in the region.