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      Role of Energy Efficiency in Designing Carbon-neutral Residential Communities: Case Study of Saudi Arabia
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Role of Energy Efficiency in Designing Carbon-neutral Residential Communities: Case Study of Saudi Arabia

      Moncef Krarti, Mohammad Aldubyan

      This study focuses on the impact of improving the energy efficiency of housing units on the design of carbon-neutral grid-connected residential communities in Saudi Arabia. Particularly, it examines the efficacy of both photovoltaic systems and wind turbines as on-site renewable…

      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      3rd April 2022
      Cost-Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies for Reducing Peak Demand
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Cost-Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies for Reducing Peak Demand

      Moncef Krarti, Mohammad Aldubyan

      This paper describes an optimization-based approach to evaluate measures providing peak electricity demand reduction cost benefits for Saudi residential buildings. These measures can be categorized as energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) measures. Specifically, this paper models the existing…

      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      22nd December 2021
      Building Back Better in Saudi Arabia With Energy Efficiency
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Building Back Better in Saudi Arabia With Energy Efficiency

      Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti, Thamir Al Shehri, Eric Williams, Mohammad Aldubyan, Jan Frederik Braun, Elizabeth Carey

      The first priority for governments in managing the COVID-19 crisis is the health of their citizens. However, the implementation of restrictions on activity necessary for limiting the spread of the disease has caused the greatest global recession since the Great…

      Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      Thamir Al Shehri Al Shehri, Thamir
      Eric Williams Williams, Eric
      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      Jan Frederik Braun Braun, Jan Frederik
      Elizabeth Carey Carey, Elizabeth
      5th October 2021
      Residential Energy Model for Evaluating Energy Demand and Energy Efficiency Programs in Saudi Residential Buildings
      Models, Data and Tools

      Residential Energy Model for Evaluating Energy Demand and Energy Efficiency Programs in Saudi Residential Buildings

      Mohammad Aldubyan, Moncef Krarti, Eric Williams

      This paper describes the development of the Residential Energy Model (REEM) for Saudi Arabia using an engineering bottom-up approach. The model can assess energy demand for the current residential building stock and the impact of energy efficiency and demand-side management…

      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      Eric Williams Williams, Eric
      21st February 2021
      Enhancing Voluntary Collaboration on Cooling through the G20

      Enhancing Voluntary Collaboration on Cooling through the G20

      T20

      We propose that the Group of Twenty (G20) enhance voluntary collaboration on cooling. International cooperation for energy-efficient and sustainable cooling requires enhanced G20 joint leadership that strengthens existing initiatives, helps develop synergies, and addresses the new cooling challenges presented by…

      Nicholas Howarth, Noura Al-Saud, Mashael Alshalan, Thamir Al Shehri, Moncef Krarti, Tadeusz Patzek, Natalia Odnoletkova, Maxime Beaugrand, Karan Mangotra, Yamina Saheb, Benoit Lebot

      2020
      Estimating the Multiple Benefits of Building Energy Efficiency in GCC Countries Using an Energy Productivity Framework
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Estimating the Multiple Benefits of Building Energy Efficiency in GCC Countries Using an Energy Productivity Framework

      Kankana Dubey, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti

      This report quantifies the direct and key indirect benefits of energy efficiency investment in buildings in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. It summarizes the key insights from individual country studies conducted as part of KAPSARC’s energy productivity project. This analysis indicates that…

      Kankana Dubey Dubey, Kankana
      Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      14th January 2019
      Benefits of energy efficiency programs for residential buildings in Bahrain

      Benefits of energy efficiency programs for residential buildings in Bahrain

      Journal of Building Engineering

      This paper outlines the approach and the cost-effectiveness potential for designing and retrofitting residential buildings to be energy-efficient in Bahrain. The analysis is focused on residential buildings since these buildings consume over 48% of the total electricity used in Bahrain.…

      Moncef Krarti, Kankana Dubey

      2018
      Growth Through Diversification and Energy Efficiency: Energy Productivity in Saudi Arabia
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Growth Through Diversification and Energy Efficiency: Energy Productivity in Saudi Arabia

      Steven Fawkes, Marzio Galeotti, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti, Alessandro Lanza, Padu Padmanabhan

      With domestic energy demand in Saudi Arabia expected to potentially double by 2030, managing the relationship between energy consumption and economic growth will be very important for the Kingdom’s sustainable development. To assist in this task, this report recommends using…

      Steven Fawkes Fawkes, Steven
      Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
      Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
      Padu Padmanabhan Padmanabhan, Padu
      24th November 2017
      An Evaluation of High Energy Performance Residential Buildings in Bahrain
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      An Evaluation of High Energy Performance Residential Buildings in Bahrain

      Kankana Dubey, Moncef Krarti

      This paper describes our analysis of the cost-effectiveness of designing and retrofitting residential buildings in Bahrain and outlines our analytical approach. The study focuses on residential buildings since households consume more than 48 percent of electricity used in the country.…

      Kankana Dubey Dubey, Kankana
      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      16th July 2017