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Passive Strategies for Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Mosques: A Study of Three Mosque Sizes in Sharjah, UAE

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Architectural Engineer Masters Student ( Sustainable design of the built environment ) at the British University in Dubai

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This research investigates passive strategies to enhance energy efficiency in mosques, focusing on three different sizes of mosques in Sharjah, UAE. The study employs a mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques. Interviews were conducted with key stakeholders, including authorities, mosque management, and imams, to gather insights on current energy usage practices and challenges. Additionally, annual energy bills for all three mosques were analyzed to establish baseline consumption patterns. To explore potential improvements, a series of simulations were conducted to test various energy-saving scenarios. The findings indicate that a combination of a 30 cm thermal block, double glazing with a 16 mm CO2 gas fill, and a high albedo roof significantly reduces annual energy consumption, particularly in medium-sized mosques. This configuration was found to be the most effective passive strategy, yielding substantial energy savings. The impact of these strategies was less pronounced but still notable in small and large mosques, suggesting the need for tailored approaches based on mosque size and specific architectural features. For small mosques, the study recommends optimizing natural ventilation and shading techniques, while for large mosques, the integration of advanced insulation materials and reflective surfaces on larger roof areas is advised. These recommendations aim to maximize energy efficiency while considering the unique structural and usage characteristics of each mosque size. The research highlights the importance of passive design strategies in reducing energy consumption in religious buildings, contributing to the broader efforts of sustainable development and energy conservation in the region. By providing practical and scalable solutions, this study offers a valuable resource for architects, engineers, and policymakers dedicated to improving energy efficiency in mosques. The implementation of these strategies can lead to significant reductions in energy bills and environmental impact, aligning with Sharjah's commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency in public buildings.

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https://icmamosques.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Passive-Strategies-for-Enhancing-Energy-Efficiency-in-Mosques_Abstract.docx
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