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Buildings 2018, 8(7), 85; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings8070085

Improving the Energy Efficiency of the Residential Buildings in Jordan

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid 22110, Jordan
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Received: 15 May 2018 / Revised: 6 June 2018 / Accepted: 13 June 2018 / Published: 25 June 2018
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of energy retrofit programs for the existing residential buildings under the typical Jordanian climate. The Jordanian climate has mild heating season and a hot (and usually dry) cooling season. Several building types located in Jordan were considered as case study. The household sector in Jordan accounts for almost 43% of the total electricity consumption. Three levels of energy retrofit programs have been proposed. The economic, environmental and social benefits of the programs have been analyzed. Parametric analyses have been performed to determine the impact of each energy efficiency measure on the energy performance of residential buildings. The payback period for each level have been determined for several regions located in Jordan. The results proved the feasibility of the program except for implementing the third level on a traditional house. The results show that implementing level 3 energy efficiency measures can save up to 43% of the annual electricity consumption, save up to 842 MW on peak demand energy, and 2190 kilo-ton/year reduction of CO2 emission. That is equivalent to 3.37 TWH of electricity consumption compared to the base case. The total jobs created will be 80,769 job/year when performing the retrofit program. View Full-Text
Keywords: Jordanian climate; energy conservation measures; residential buildings; energy simulation; energy monitoring; energy cost Jordanian climate; energy conservation measures; residential buildings; energy simulation; energy monitoring; energy cost
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