Istrazivanja i projektovanja za privreduJournal of Applied Engineering Science


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Volume 15 article 421 pages: 128 - 139

Boukarta Soufiane
Institute of architecture, University of Blida I, Route de Soumaa, Blida, Algeria

Berezowska-Azzag Ewa
Ecole Polytechnique d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme, Laboratoire VUDD

Residential buildings in Algeria are responsible for 41% of total country’s energy consumption. In this study, a hoiistic approach has been adopted to anaiyze the buiiding stock of a middie-sized city (Mouzaia) in Aigeria according to their energy consumption. The purpose of this paper is to test the pertinence of the urban isiand scaie as an energy assessment tooi. This study is based on a statistical approach of the isiands’ typoiogies to singie out a modei abie to estimate the energy ioad of a simpie dweiiing or for an island according to a set of indicators. Thus, Urban isiands were ciustered according to their geometricai and physicai attributes that considers a iarge panei of indicators such as isiand’s area, buiit-up area, compactness, porosity, iand use, areai density, buiit density, soiar ad- mittance and the passive voiume. The conciusion of this anaiysis shows the ciassification profiies of the buiiding stock of Mouzaia according to their energy consumption with an accuracy ievei of 86%. Aiso, this modei deveioped can be impiemented to a GIS tooi in order to identify within a iarge scaie the different scenarios which couid be adopted to reduce the energy ioad of dwelings.

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