UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Developing a national stock model to support building energy efficiency research and policy in Egypt


26 June 2013

In Egypt, the building sector is responsible for 60% total electricity consumption and around 70% of resultant CO2 emissions. Due to the growing population, a high rate of rural electrification, increased use of electrical appliances and the “heat island effect” exacerbating overheating in major urban centers, the residential sector has become the main consumer of electricity in the country. Following the recent spate of power blackouts, government policy has attempted to reduce peak electricity demand through the introduction of various measures, highlighting the improvement of the efficiency of the building stock as a significant contributor to achieving this aim. To support this goal, there is a need to develop a comprehensive physics-based energy use model for the Egyptian residential building stock to estimate the baseline energy consumption and provide insight on the future of its energy demand. In addition, the model can be used to assess the environmental and socio-economic impacts of micro-renewable energy technologies and fabric upgrade solutions that reduce energy demand while maintaining lifestyle, health and comfort. This paper will present a framework for the development of an Egyptian Domestic Energy Model (EDEM) supported by a representative database of building stock archetypes. The scope and functionality of the model are presented and the envisaged overarching structure and components are illustrated. In addition, new and existing data sources (such as the CAPMAS Egyptian Housing Survey) that could be used to populate the underlying databases of this model are discussed.

Developing a national stock model to support building energy efficiency research and policy in Egypt.

Raslan, R., Mavrogianni, A. (2013)

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