Damascus, Syria

New Youth Residential Complex

The chosen block for the project has five floors; each floor contains six apartments. The total area of each flat is around 80 m² and the overall area of each floor is around 480 m². The building is 20m high. Part of the building footprint has a basement.

Description

The pilot project is situated in the New Youth Residential Complex in the Kudsia Suburb on the outskirts of Damascus. The neighbourhood consists of 18 residential islands with 12,600 flats.

Project info

Construction phase
New construction
Building type
Multi Family House (MFH)
Detailed building type
Multi Family House (MFH) - Small (≤ 1000m²) - detached
Net floor area
480 m2
Land plot size
12600 m2
Stories
5 stories
Construction type
Mixed construction
Original construction year of the building
2006
Project contact
Safwan
Contact email address
tech-studies-co@mail.sy

Building Rating and Certifications systems

Rating and certifications systems
Not applicable

Building Envelope

External walls

Description of construction
Insulation
U-Value
0.53 W/(m²*K)

Roof

Roof type
Flat roof
Description of construction
Insulation
U-Value
0.41 W/(m²*K)

Openings and windows

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

Technical Building Systems

Ventilation system

Type of ventilation
Description
Solar thermal / 75% through conventional fuel system

Space heating system

Primary Space heating system
Gas non-condensing
Description
Floor heating system: gas boiler as the essential source of heat (covering 77% of the demand) which is supported by solar energy (23%)

Water heater system

Primary water heater system
Solar Thermal collector on the roof
Description
A central domestic hot water system is installed, with an solar energy system covering 83% of the demand and a gas boiler as a back-up system (17%).

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
Shading

Other technical building systems

Description
"solar chimney and evaporative cooling solar floor heating & hot water"

Final Energy Demand

Energy carrier (1)
Gas a
Energy carrier (2)
Electricity
Annual heating demand
83 kWh/(m²*a)
Annual lighting demand
9 kWh/(m²*a)
Annual hot water demand
8 kWh/(m²*a)
Total final energy demand
101 kWh/(m²*a)

Primary Energy Demand & Emissions

Primary energy demand
413043 kWh/(m²*a)