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Amar Bennadji

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Natural versus artificial lighting use in an office building under clear sunny skies. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Natural versus artificial lighting use in an office building under clear sunny skies. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. and Nicol, F. (eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive, 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB [online], volume 2, pages 3143-3150. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_II.pdf

Under clear sunny skies, a building requires more knowledge in terms of architectural daylighting design because of the complexity of the phenomenon and the wide variety of its parameters and impacts. This study focuses on office employees' behaviour... Read More about Natural versus artificial lighting use in an office building under clear sunny skies..

UK government's household energy efficiency incentives and social housing organizations' perspective on energy efficiency retrofit. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
PANERU, S., BENNADJI, A. and MOORE, D. 2017. UK government's household energy efficiency incentives and social housing organizations' perspective on energy efficiency retrofit. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. and Nicol, F. (eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive, 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB [online], volume 2, pages 2640-2647. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_II.pdf

The research looked at Social Housing organization's (SHO) perspective on energy efficiency retrofit criteria/benefits. Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) based questionnaire, research looked at importance given by SHO to overall criteria/benefit... Read More about UK government's household energy efficiency incentives and social housing organizations' perspective on energy efficiency retrofit..

Energy efficiency improvements in traditional buildings: exploring the role of user behaviour in the hygrothermal performance of solid walls. (2016)
Thesis
HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. 2016. Energy efficiency improvements in traditional buildings: exploring the role of user behaviour in the hygrothermal performance of solid walls. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Thermal improvement of traditional and historic buildings is going to play a crucial role in the achievement of established carbon emission targets. The suitable retrofit options for traditional buildings are, however, very limited and their long ter... Read More about Energy efficiency improvements in traditional buildings: exploring the role of user behaviour in the hygrothermal performance of solid walls..

A multi-criteria group decision-making method for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings: the case of Algeria. (2016)
Journal Article
SEDDIKI, M., ANOUCHE, K., BENNADJI, A. and BOATENG, P. 2016. A multi-criteria group decision-making method for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings: the case of Algeria. Energy and buildings [online], 129, pages 471-483. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.08.023

The future of masonry buildings with heritage values is certain - the investments in making such buildings energy-efficient during renovations to meet the energy consumption requirements will increase over the next decade. However, decision makers fa... Read More about A multi-criteria group decision-making method for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings: the case of Algeria..

Group decision-making for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
SEDDIKI, M., ANOUCHE, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. Group decision-making for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria. In Galiano-Garrigos, A. and Brebbia, C.A. (eds.) The sustainable city XI: proceedings of the 11th International conference on urban regeneration and sustainability (SC 2016), 12-14 July 2016, Alicante, Spain. WIT transactions on ecology and the environment, 204. Southampton: WIT press [online], pages 535-546. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.2495/SC160451

In Algeria, the residential and tertiary sectors are the ones with the highest energy consumption making use of 34% of the total energy. The government has launched a thermal renovation program for existing buildings to reduce energy consumption. The... Read More about Group decision-making for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria..

Traditional architecture to enhance occupants' well-being for a sustainable future in the Middle East. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
FARDOUS, I.S. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. Traditional architecture to enhance occupants' well-being for a sustainable future in the Middle East. In Amoêda, R., Lira, S. and Pinheiro, C. (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International conference on heritage and sustainable development (Heritage 2016), 12-15 July 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. Barcelos: Green Lines Institute [online], pages 489-498. Available from: http://heritage.greenlines-institute.org/en/heritage-2016

This paper is part of PhD research questioning to what extent modern adaptations to traditional architecture can affect occupants' well-being by modulating temperature and relative humidity. The research aims to assess traditional architecture in the... Read More about Traditional architecture to enhance occupants' well-being for a sustainable future in the Middle East..

An integrated Delphi-FAHP-PROMETHEE for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
SEDDIKI, M., ANOUCHE, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. An integrated Delphi-FAHP-PROMETHEE for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria. In Amoêda, R., Lira, S. and Pinheiro, C. (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International conference on heritage and sustainable development (Heritage 2016), 12-15 July 2016, Lisbon, Portugal. Barcelos: Green Lines Institute, pages 171-180.

In Algeria, the residential and tertiary sectors are the ones with the highest energy consumption making use of 34% of the total energy. The government has launched a thermal renovation program for existing buildings to reduce the energy consumption.... Read More about An integrated Delphi-FAHP-PROMETHEE for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria..

Traditional architecture to enhance occupants' well-being for a sustainable future in the Middle [East]. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
FARDOUS, I.S. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. Traditional architecture to enhance occupants' well-being for a sustainable future in the Middle [East]. Presented at the 24th International Association of People-Environment Studies conference (IAPS24): the human being at home, work and leisure: sustainable use and development of indoor and outdoor spaces in late modern everyday life, 27 June - 1 July 2016, Lund, Sweden.

This is part of PhD research questions the pervasion of the Arabic Traditional Architecture (ATA) as visual and tangible architectonic features. The study considers the adaptation of traditional features to contemporary context using technology and i... Read More about Traditional architecture to enhance occupants' well-being for a sustainable future in the Middle [East]..

Bilateral central core and an external envelope and its impact on the thermal envelope and its impact on the thermal behaviour of individual self-construction housing in the city of Biskra. (2016)
Journal Article
MERZOUGUI, W., BELAKEHAL, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. Bilateral central core and an external envelope and its impact on the thermal envelope and its impact on the thermal behaviour of individual self-construction housing in the city of Biskra. Procedia environmental sciences [online], 34: proceedings of 2015 Improving sustainability concepts in developing countries international conference , 5-7 December 2015, Cairo, Egypt , pages 328-335. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2016.04.029

The essence of architectural design rests upon in kind of manipulation between dualism central core and external envelope of any architectural composition; there are some compositions that are concerned with the external envelope,while other composit... Read More about Bilateral central core and an external envelope and its impact on the thermal envelope and its impact on the thermal behaviour of individual self-construction housing in the city of Biskra..

Evaluation multicritère pour la rénovation thermique des bâtiments en maçonnerie. (2016)
Journal Article
SEDDIKI, M., ANOUCHE, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. Evaluation multicritère pour la rénovation thermique des bâtiments en maçonnerie. Revue des energies renouvelables [online], 19(1), pages 29-40. Available from: http://www.cder.dz/spip.php?article2893

In Algeria, the residential and tertiary sectors are the ones with the highest energy consumption, making use of 34% of the total energy ; consequently, the government has launched a thermal renovation program for existing buildings to reduce this co... Read More about Evaluation multicritère pour la rénovation thermique des bâtiments en maçonnerie..