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  • Type Discussion paper
  • Date June 8, 2017
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Abstract

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), buildings consume almost 90 percent of the total electricity used in the country, mostly in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We undertook a study to explore available opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of the UAE building sector. This paper assesses the best combinations of energy efficiency measures that can be adopted at a minimal cost. In our simulation, we evaluated a series of energy efficiency options for both existing and new buildings. Our optimization analysis is based on the sequential search technique, applied to a wide range of applications, including combinations of energy efficient measures (EEMs) and retrofitting existing buildings.

Authors

Kankana Dubey

Kankana Dubey

Kankana is a former KAPSARC senior research associate focused on energy productivity, energy efficiency and developing policy toolkits for government…

Moncef Krarti

Moncef Krarti

Visiting Researcher Moncef is a visiting researcher with over 30 years of experience in designing, testing, and assessing innovative energy efficiency and…

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