Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba Residence Energy Efficiency (AREE)

This project is a model building in the 9th District in the city of Aqaba, Jordan.

Description

The purpose of the project is to demonstrate energy efficient construction in a dry, hot climate, where summer temperatures rise above 40ºC.

Project info

Construction phase
New construction
Building type
Single Family House (SFH)
Detailed building type
Single Family House (SFH) - detached
Net floor area
420 m2
Stories
1 story
Construction type
Load Bearing Masonry
Original construction year of the building
2007
Project contact
Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE)
Contact email address
mcilwaine@csbe.org

Building Rating and Certifications systems

Rating and certifications systems
Not applicable
Other certification
ENERGY GLOBE Award 2007

Building Envelope

External walls

U-Value
0.5 W/(m²*K)

Roof

Roof type
Flat roof
Description of construction
Thermal insulation
U-Value
0.44 W/(m²*K)

Openings and windows

U-Value glass
2.88 W/(m²*K)

Technical Building Systems

Space cooling system

Primary space cooling system
Description
Evaporation cooling / adsorption chiller-based system

Space heating system

Description
Thermal wall and compact thermal mass

Lighting system

Primary lighting system
Description
Energy Efficiency lighting

Shading devices

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

Final Energy Demand

Energy carrier (1)
Electricity
Annual cooling demand
4 kWh/(m²*a)
Total final energy demand
4 kWh/(m²*a)

Financial Aspects

Project construction cost
171964 EUR
Estimated costs of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures
52522 EUR