A Dynamic Thermal Simulation in New Residential Housing of Lakhiayta City in Morocco

  • Karima El Azhary
  • Najma Laaroussi
  • Mohammed Garoum
  • Khalid El Harrouni
  • Majid Mansour
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 7)


The aim of this study is to get the most optimal energy efficient heating and cooling material combinations that would result to an energy saving buildings. The regulatory requirement limits of thermal characteristics of residential building’s envelope were stated by the TRCM. It is mandatory to respect the thermal transmittance, also known as U-value of external walls that should not exceed 1.20 W/m2 K and the annual savings in heating and cooling range is 40 kWh/m2/year in the climate area represented by Casablanca. The simulation results were analyzed to find the combination of parameters yielding the lowest energy consumption and to define potential energy savings for this residential building located in this climate zone.


Building simulation Heating and cooling Comfort Thermal regulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karima El Azhary
    • 1
  • Najma Laaroussi
    • 1
  • Mohammed Garoum
    • 1
  • Khalid El Harrouni
    • 2
  • Majid Mansour
    • 2
  1. 1.Materials Energy and Acoustics Team (MEAT)Mohammed V University in RabatSaléMorocco
  2. 2.Ecole Nationale d’ArchitectureRabatMorocco

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