Amman , Jordan

Ministry Of Interior Conference Hall

The Hall is located on the top floor space of the existing building. The project space is newly built and it has a separate entrance on the ground floor. Since this new interior office floor is totally separated from the main building, it has its own HVAC and domestic hot water systems.
Smart energy meters were installed to monitor and measure the subsystems. Plumbing fixtures were also selected as high-efficient low-flow consumed type.
Energy efficiency measures resulted in an energy use savings of 22.3%. Approximately 9% of energy savings is coming from photovoltaic panels.
Installed new HVAC systems which contained no CFC-based refrigerants, which thereby reduced the building impacts on the ozone and global warming.
The Conference Hall has been designed to emphasize natural daylight and a visual connection to outdoor environments have been proven to increase occupant well-being and comfort.

Project info

Construction phase
New construction
Building type
Non-residential building
Detailed building type
Public Assembly: Social/Meeting
Net floor area
391 m2
Land plot size
1472 m2
1 story
Construction type
Original construction year of the building
Project contact
Maysoon Al-Khuraissat
Contact email address

Project team

Ministry Of Interior, Jordan
Ruqn Al Handasa Consulting Engineers
Energy efficiency consultant(s)
adaa, Sustainable Development Consultants

Building Envelope

External walls

Description of construction
Conference hall wall: 20mm momentum plaster + 150mm hollow block + 50mm insulation + 100mm hollow block + 20mm momentum plaster
0.479 W/(m²*K)


Roof type
Flat roof
Description of construction
50mm madet mailan + 50mm insulation + 320mm total forced concrete + 240mm polystyrene blocks in forced concrete + 20mm momentum plaster.
0.27 W/(m²*K)

Openings and windows

Glazing type
Double glazed
U-Value glass
2.1 W/(m²*K)

Technical Building Systems

Space cooling system

Primary space cooling system
Packaged VAV with PFP Boxes

Space heating system

Packaged VAV with PFP Boxes

Water heater system

Primary water heater system
Dedicated electric heater (dedicated = just hot water generation)

Lighting system

Primary lighting system
LED (Light emitting diode lamps)

Shading devices

Type of shading system installed
Static (fix) shading systems as part of the building architecture (e.g. Maschrabiyya, porch roofs, pergolas)


2.07 kWp
Approximately 9% energy saving is coming from the photovoltaic panels.