Building Energy Efficiency Approaches

Document Type : Original Article


Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shahid Beheshti University


According to the country’s annual energy consumption statistics, over a third of energy is consumed in Iran’s buildings. Having socioeconomic roots, important energy efficiency obstacles include those related to micro economy, energy markets and a resistance against changing habits. These factors are identified in the present research using library search and officially released data. They are then put into test through discussions with sustainability and sustainable architecture experts and also by observing the real conditions of the society. Using the structural model of Amos (23), it is investigated how these factors affect each other and how their impacts can be reduced or the eliminated. On this basis, the use of advanced building energy efficiency, and effective energy codes are identified and proposed.


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