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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 programs. It accounts for the makeup and features of the Kingdom’s existing housing stock using 54 prototypes of residential buildings defined by three building types, three vintages, and six locations representing different climatic zones.

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Mohammad Aldubyan

Research Associate Mohammad is a researcher in KAPSARC’s Climate and Environment program. His research focuses on energy efficiency and energy demand. He… Mohammad is a researcher in KAPSARC’s Climate and Environment program. His research focuses on energy efficiency and energy demand. He is currently leading the ‘Residential’ Energy Model (REEM) that simulates residential energy demand and estimates the impact of energy efficiency programs in Saudi Arabia’s housing sector. He is also part of a project modeling energy demand in Saudi Arabia and estimating the economic impacts of energy price reforms. Mohammad holds an M.Sc. in renewable and clean energy from the University of Dayton, Ohio.

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  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy demand and price reforms

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Moncef Krarti

Visiting Researcher Moncef is a visiting researcher with over 30 years of experience in designing, testing, and assessing innovative energy efficiency and… Moncef is a visiting researcher with over 30 years of experience in designing, testing, and assessing innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies applied to buildings. He is a professor and a coordinator of the Building Systems Program, Civil, Environment and Architectural Department at the University of Colorado.

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Eric Williams

Research Fellow Eric has over 20 years of experience as an energy and environmental economist focusing on energy and climate change policy,… Eric has over 20 years of experience as an energy and environmental economist focusing on energy and climate change policy, energy systems analysis, and climate change mitigation and adaptation options.   Eric is currently managing the writing and publication of a series of reports on Circular Carbon Economy to be delivered to the G20 this year.  The reports are written by International Organizations, including the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), and the Global CCS Institute (GCCSI).  Eric was previously acting Program Director for the Climate Change and Environment program at KAPSARC.  Before joining KAPSARC, Eric worked as an economist with the North Carolina Utilities Commission and was a consultant at the OECD.  Eric has previously worked in the United Nations, academic research institutes, think tanks, and government.

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  • Climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewables

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