Rabat, Morocco

Energy Efficiency Demonstration Building in Rabat

With the aim to introduce more advanced and sustainable building concepts to the Moroccan architectural landscape, the National School of Architecture (ENA) has set up an energy efficient demonstration building on its campus in Rabat. The building, which will feature the typical size of a common residential villa in the Rabat-Casablanca region i.e. 180m² living area, should not only serve as a demonstration and training platform for ENA’s students, but also animate the Moroccan construction sector to put more emphasis on energy efficient and bio climatic building concepts. While the current project focuses on climates of the Atlantic coast, it is planned that, in a future step, a concept study for similar buildings in the dry interior of the country will be carried out.

Project info

Construction phase
New construction
Building type
Single Family House (SFH)
Detailed building type
Single Family House (SFH) - detached
Net floor area
180 m2
1 story
Original construction year of the building
Project contact
Contact email address

Building Rating and Certifications systems

Rating and certifications systems
Not applicable

Building Envelope

External walls

0.262 W/(m²*K)


0.223 W/(m²*K)

Openings and windows

U-Value glass
1.49 W/(m²*K)

Basement floor

0.922 W/(m²*K)

Technical Building Systems

Ventilation system

Type of ventilation
Air/water heat pump

Space cooling system

Primary space cooling system
Air/water heat pump

Water heater system

solar collector/heat pump system

Shading devices

Type of shading system installed
Manual systems (e.g. roller shutters, folding shutters, external blinds)
Overhang shading

Other technical building systems

Thermal mass and night ventilation

Final Energy Demand

Energy carrier (1)
Annual heating demand
8 kWh/(m²*a)
Annual cooling demand
25 kWh/(m²*a)
Total specific final energy demand
33 kWh/(m²*a)

Financial Aspects

Project construction cost
193000 EUR