In light of Estidama Guidelines, assessment method, and other documents (building code, standards, and design guidance), a sustainable house was designed following an integrated process of design and performance evaluation. The design achieved considerable improvement over a typical Emirati house case; 59% reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions and utility bill. Such a methodology could be valuable to other building professionals in the UAE who might search for a clear application model.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment