Authors: Dr/ Doug Harris and Wasim Jamil Lasker
The population of Saudi Arabia has been increasing rapidly over the last few years, resulting in a massive need for homes and energy. Residential buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia consume more than 70% of the total building energy consumption. The construction materials of the buildings have a significant impact on the energy consumption of residential buildings in Saudi Arabia, and major savings in air-conditioning energy can be made by adopting the appropriate construction type.
Keywords: GHW (Gigawatt- Hours), ebpd (Equivalent Barrels Per Day), toe ( Ton Oil Equivalent), KWh (kilowatt-hour), GDP (Gross Domestic Product), bbl/d (Barrels Per Day), KACST (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology), SEC ( Saudi Electricity Company)