Energy Conservation in Buildings by pptfiles


									Energy Conservation in Buildings 13-17 December 2003, Kuwait
Scientific Consultant Dr. Hashem Akbari Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA, USA Scientific Committee Essam Al-Sayed Omar Aasem (Chairman) Faisal Al-Juwayhel Saad Al-Jandal Nawaf Al-Mutawa Fatouh Al-Ragom Adel Murtadha Tariq Belto


Brief The subject of the workshop was selected to target an important area in the Arab Countries that is energy conservation. As developing countries, issues concerning reforming energy requirements are not targeted in policy planning. Therefore, this workshop was developed to bring the attention of engineers, government officials and decision makers to such an important area and consequently raising their level of awareness and motivating them to mobilize energy conservation actions. With continuous population growth and building expansion in cities and urban communities, the demands for electrical energy is on the increase. Energy consumption per capita for Kuwait now rivals that of the most industrialized nations in the world such as the USA. The trend in escalating growth rate for the demand of electrical energy can be noticed in many Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)countries. Since the only source of energy in GCC countries is oil and gas and that substantial pollution result from the combustion process at the power stations to generate the required electricity and because new power plants are needed to meet this ever increasing demand, energy conservation practices are therefore a prime concern for GCC countries, as in many countries in the world. In GCC countries most of the energy is consumed by air-conditioned buildings. In Kuwait for instance, about 50% of the total annual energy consumption is attributed to airconditioning of buildings in all sectors. Accordingly the workshop will focus on the following points - The national situation with regards to energy consumption and impact of implementing energy conservation practices. - Means to reduce the growth rate in the demand for electrical energy – Kuwait code of practice experience. - Application of energy conservation measures in new and existing buildings - Impact of new technologies : building envelope and heating, ventilation and AirConditioning (HVAC) systems.


Topics: Overview of demands and energy requirements internationally and regionally - International and regional energy outlook - Overview of codes and standards and their impact - Climate and building practices ( Construction, thermal, insulation and energy utilization) Energy conservation design aspects – codes and practices - Codes and regulations details (A/C, lighting, ventilation and building materials) - Indoor air quality - Energy efficient appliances and appliance labeling - Efficient HVAC systems Efficient building design and control - Building energy simulation - Energy efficient lighting - Energy efficient fenestrations and shading - Energy monitoring - Energy use data collection, and assessment techniques -Energy auditing Efficient energy technologies - Heat recovery systems -Thermal energy storage -District cooling -Building management systems Policy and planning - Overview on public awareness campaigns - Professional certification - Policy and planning and regulation enforcement


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