Propose Ecohouse, Oman

Client       : University of Nizwa
Location   : Oman                                                  
Year         : 2012

EAG was appointed to conduct an environmental simulation on Ecohouse in Oman and calculate a baseline energy efficiency model and compared this with the proposed design solution. EAG roles in the project is to recommend and enhance the thermal comfort in the dwelling as the building required to be sustainable fit  in the middle east climate condition which the weather is hot and dry annually. Massing external sun penetration analysis and external CFD analysis were conducted using Oman boundary condition. The features of the Ecohouse includes a double roof strategy which consisting of large canopy like roof and additional air layer below which allows considerable airflow – shading the massing of the house.