• Adaptive model of thermal comfort for office buildings in GCC 

      Indraganti, Roberto; Boussaa, Djamel ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2018 , Conference Paper)
      The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations top the world in CO2 emissions/ capita. However, plummeting oil prices and increasing energy demands necessitate rethinking on thermal comfort delivery. This region has warm desert ...
    • Identifying Optimal Design of Office Buildings Using Harmony Search Optimization Algorithm 

      Asadi, Somayeh; Mostavi, Ehsan; Boussaa, Djamel ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference paper)
      Energy is an expensive and scare resource and the world faces an energy crisis given our dependence on the limited supply of fossil fuels. Similar to other countries, in Qatar, energy consumption and the subsequent production ...
    • Necessity of the Adaptive Comfort Standard for the Middle East in the Times of Rising Energy Use 

      Indraganti, Madhavi; Boussaa, Djamel; Asadi, Somayeh ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference paper)
      Middle East (ME) supplies more than 47% oil exported in the world (IEA 2013) and has highest energy self-sufficiency in the world. It includes 12 countries and has a population of 205 million in 2010, which increased by ...
    • Occupant's thermal comfort in Qatari offices - Need for the new adaptive standard 

      Indraganti, Madhavi; Boussaa, Djamel ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
      Qatar's per capita energy consumption is one of the highest in the world, consuming 30.184 TWh as of 2012. Buildings contribute significantly (80%) to this, with air-conditioning taking a lion's share. Qatar does not have ...