NCEUB

Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings Research

Ph D 6

Title of thesis An integrated assessment of domestic energy demand and use for energy planning in sub-Saharan Africa: the case of Jos Nigeria
Abstract The primary aim of this study is to investigate the interactions between the factors and issues surrounding domestic energy demand and use in Jos, Nigeria a sub-Saharan location in a developing economy. It seeks to develop a bottom-up disaggregated framework for domestic energy demand and use assessment for energy planning in a transiting economy with under developed commercial energy infrastructure. A multi-criteria Integrated approach was adopted for the study: looking at issues of interest to energy planners, engineers, economists, environmental and building scientists on one hand and the users of the assessment, like public and private sector organizations on the other. The investigation comprised four segments namely: a building type census; household energy consumption survey, thermal comfort survey and building assessment for energy performance. These components reflect the energy information requirements relevant to buildings,household appliances and consumer behaviour.
Researcher / Institution Anthony Ogbonna
School of the Built Environment, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
Status / Publication date Thesis ongoing / to complete Oct 2007
Keywords Multi-criteria; Integrated assessment; Domestic enrgy demand; Thermal comfort; Building energy performance
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Contact details Anthony Ogbonna aco3@hw.ac.uk