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Cost optimal energy retrofit strategies for public administrative buildings: A Cairo case study

Hamada, A; Raslan, R; Mumovic, D; (2021) Cost optimal energy retrofit strategies for public administrative buildings: A Cairo case study. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series. (pp. 012160). IOP Publishing Ltd: Lausanne, Switzerland. Green open access

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Abstract

The Egyptian government is currently constructing a new governmental quarter in the New Administrative Capital City, located east of Cairo. A planned relocation for all ministerial authorities to the New Capital City will leave a vacant governmental estate in Cairo. The study of the energy retrofit options provides a unique opportunity to reduce energy use and maximize the benefit from the anticipated investment in the re-use to be implemented within this stock. However, energy retrofit was found to be under-researched in the Egyptian context. This paper presents a pilot study that aims to identify cost optimal retrofit strategies for one of the soon to be vacated buildings, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). Using DesignBuilder, an energy modelling study was implemented to estimate the existing performance of the building, assess the projected performance after a change of use (to an office building), and evaluate the cost optimality and the savings associated with the application of retrofit measures. The study found that the feasibility of implementing retrofit can be significantly offset by the discount rates in Egypt. As such, maintaining economic stability and considering non-economic incentives can be key drivers to increasing the energy retrofit uptake in Egypt.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Cost optimal energy retrofit strategies for public administrative buildings: A Cairo case study
Event: CISBAT 2021
Location: EPF, Lausanne, Switzerland
Dates: 08 September 2021 - 10 September 2021
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/2042/1/012160
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/2042/1/012160
Language: English
Additional information: Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Planning
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10135114
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