Alliance of renewable energy resources for sustainable building - algerian case

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Nadera Madjoudj
Mansour Dahmane


At present, the convergence between the scarcity of fossil resources and their threat to the environment leads to considering renewable energies as an alternative in the production of heat in countries privileged by their climate and geology. These sources of energy are deemed almost inexhaustible, omnipresent, stable and clean. The Algerian construction sector is the most energy-intensive compared to other economic sectors. This unbounded energy consumption can be corrected with a more economical design of passive buildings to finally work towards buildings with net zero energy consumption. In this work, the emphasis will be on the possibility of combining geothermal energy with solar thermal power in order to exploit them in a sustainable construction project. The integration of solar thermal in a construction project has already been the subject of large studies and is still under development; therefore, we will focus, as a first step, on the integration of geothermal energy in a sustainable building.

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N. Madjoudj and M. Dahmane, “Alliance of renewable energy resources for sustainable building - algerian case”, J. Ren. Energies, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 483 - 496, Sep. 2017.