Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Retrofit of an office building, Sharm el Sheikh

The project includes design, installation, testing, operation and monitoring of a solar air conditioning of an office/training building consisting of two floors located 480 kilometers south of Cairo in Sharm El Sheikh.

Description

The project aims to demonstrate new solar cooling technologies able to satisfy the needs of residential and small office buildings. The main components of the system are the evacuated tube collectors with operation temperatures below 100°C.

Project info

Construction phase
Refurbishment
Building type
Non-residential building
Detailed building type
Office
Net floor area
567 m2
Stories
2 stories
Construction type
Load Bearing Masonry
Original construction year of the building
Unknown
Project contact
El Agamawy / ESES
Contact email address
eses@soficom.com.eg

Building Rating and Certifications systems

Rating and certifications systems
Not applicable

Building Envelope

External walls

Description of construction
Insulation

Roof

Roof type
Description of construction
Thermal insulation “Zeffle” and a reflective “Fluoro” coating on the roof.

Openings and windows

Description of construction
Sealed Windows

Technical Building Systems

Space cooling system

Primary space cooling system
Description
Evacuated tube collectors driving absorption chillers
Secondary space cooling system
Description
3 absorption chillers 24 kW
Manufacturer(s) / products
ROTARTICA

Water heater system

Primary water heater system
Solar Thermal collector on the roof
Description
Solar Tube collectors

Lighting system

Primary lighting system
Description
Energy efficient lighting and occupancy lights sensors

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 (20 Sheds for window shading)

Photovoltaics

Description
PV with 7,000kWh/a

Other technical building systems

Description
Wind turbine with 2,550kWh/a

Final Energy Demand

Energy carrier (1)
Gas a
Energy carrier (2)
Electricity
Annual heating demand
19 kWh/(m²*a)
Annual cooling demand
6 kWh/(m²*a)
Annual lighting demand
23 kWh/(m²*a)
Total final energy demand
48 kWh/(m²*a)

Financial Aspects

Project construction cost
68.534 EUR
Estimated costs of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures
23.367 EUR