The impact of construction and building materials on Saudi residential buildings

Douglas John Harris, Wasim Jamil Lasker

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

95 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The population of Saudi Arabia has been increasing rapidly over the last few years, resulting in a massive need for homes and energy. Residential buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia consume more than 70% of the total building energy consumption. The construction materials of the buildings have a significant impact on the energy consumption of residential buildings in Saudi Arabia, and major savings in air-conditioning energy can be made by adopting the appropriate construction type.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2015)
PublisherGlobal Science and Technology Forum (GSTF)
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2015
Event3rd International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 May 20155 May 2015

Publication series

Name Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering
PublisherGlobal Science and Technology Forum
Volume2013
ISSN (Print)2301-394X
ISSN (Electronic)2301-3958

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period3/05/155/05/15

Keywords

  • hot arid climate building energy

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The impact of construction and building materials on Saudi residential buildings'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Harris, D. J., & Lasker, W. J. (2015). The impact of construction and building materials on Saudi residential buildings. In Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2015) ( Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering; Vol. 2013). Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF). https://doi.org/10.5176/2301-394X_ACE15.20