Designing a sustainable house in the desert of Abu Dhabi

Khaled A. Al-Sallal, Laila Al-Rais, Maitha Bin Dalmouk

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In light of Estidama Guidelines, assessment method, and other documents (building code, standards, and design guidance), a sustainable house was designed following an integrated process of design and performance evaluation. The design achieved considerable improvement over a typical Emirati house case; 59% reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions and utility bill. Such a methodology could be valuable to other building professionals in the UAE who might search for a clear application model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-84
Number of pages5
JournalRenewable energy
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013


  • Desert
  • House
  • Low-carbon
  • Sustainable
  • UAE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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