The Energy Efficiency; A Main Rating Category for Sustainable New Construction in Egypt

11 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2018

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Hazem R. Bonna

Ph.D. in Sustainable Construction, Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Cairo

Ahmed S. El-Hakim

Al-Azhar University, Cairo - Department of Civil Engineering

Hatem S. El-Behairy

Al-Azhar University, Cairo - Department of Civil Engineering

Date Written: December 10, 2018

Abstract

This paper is made to describe the Energy Efficiency (EN) category which is one of the main categories of the proposed sustainable rating & certification system for new construction in Egypt presented by the accredited Ph.D. research made by the above author and coauthors for the purpose of promoting the sustainable building practices and embracing the potential of green buildings in Egypt.

Because of the continuously growing demand of energy use and the resultant hike of non-renewable energy financial costs, the energy efficiency is obviously considered as a leading category during the rating and certification procedures of sustainable buildings as the category is usually ranked among the highest score weighting categories in most of the current sustainable rating tools worldwide.

The Energy Efficiency (EN) category, as described below, is having an assembly of mandatory and scoring credits based on the sustainability three concepts; environmental, social, and economical concepts, which can help in higher savings of energy consumption and therefore, more financial savings, lesser GHG emissions, finer air & health comfort, and better impacts on environmental parameters including global warming, ozone depletion, etc.

Keywords: Energy Efficiency, Sustainable, GHG, Global Warming, Ozone Depletion

Suggested Citation

Bonna, Hazem R. and El-Hakim, Ahmed S. and El-Behairy, Hatem S., The Energy Efficiency; A Main Rating Category for Sustainable New Construction in Egypt (December 10, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3298610 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3298610

Hazem R. Bonna (Contact Author)

Ph.D. in Sustainable Construction, Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Cairo ( email )

Naser City
Autostrade Road
Cairo
Egypt

Ahmed S. El-Hakim

Al-Azhar University, Cairo - Department of Civil Engineering ( email )

Cairo
Egypt

Hatem S. El-Behairy

Al-Azhar University, Cairo - Department of Civil Engineering ( email )

Cairo
Egypt

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