• Summary

    This research aims to propose and test the feasibility of adding organic and inorganic PCMs and insulation 
    materials to new and existing buildings as well as proposing a draft of a standard to evaluate their energy 
    performance and environmental impact. The retrofitting methods and proposed changes in design would 
    help the industry and the market to achieve the desirable thermal comfort with lower energy consumption, 
    GHG emissions and environmental impact.
    The impact of using various types of insulation and PCMs on the building air-conditioning system will be 
    evaluated through the following parameters:
    • Thermal properties of the building materials like thermal conductivity and heat capacity
    • The change in the peak cooling load
    • Peak hour shifting
    • The amount and rate of heat transfer through the building materials
    • The heat transfer coefficients on the interior and exterior sides of the building
    • The reduction in Greenhouse Gases Emissions (GHGs)
    • The energy consumption of the air-conditioning system

  • Achievements

  • List of Publications from the Project

  • Partners

  • Project Members

  • Project Leaders

  • Project PI

    Amr Abdelrahman

  • Faculty

    Faculty of Engineering

  • Research Group

  • Funding Agency

    United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Funding Program

    Development Innovation Ventures

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  • End Date


  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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