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  • Proposed Energy Saving Techniques for Multi-Apartment Buildings
  • Published at:Int. J. of Thermal & Environmental Engineering,Volume 3, No. 1(2011) 27-36
  • During the last decade and as a result of the significant increase in the population of Jordan, multi-apartment buildings

    became the most dominant building format, especially in Amman the capital of Jordan. The lack of well-developed

    passive heating, cooling and energy saving solutions, made the reliance on central heating in winter and air conditioners

    in summer the prominent choice for residents. The sustained significant increase in the use of these high energyconsuming

    systems, have started to exert a heavy toll on the national economy and have raised environmental and public

    health concerns. This study is devoted to the analysis of heating and cooling problems in the new multi-apartment

    buildings in Jordan. The main focus of this study is to minimize fuel and electricity consumption. Techniques for heating

    and cooling are proposed. This study shows that the proposed techniques will lead to significant savings in total energy

    consumption. These savings will lead to multifold benefits including a welcomed relief to lower and middle class family

    budgets, a significant reduction in the national reliance on imported energy, and a significant reduction in greenhouse

    emissions. Nevertheless a wider and more specific study could be done for optimizing the loads and choosing the best

    air conditioning system.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mohammed Abu-Hilal
Applied Mechanics, Mechanical Vibration
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