Energy Applications in Green Building to Fulfil the Goals of Sustainable Development: The Case of Jordan


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  • Abdul Ghani Albaali Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6703-1109
  • Mohammed Issa Shahateet Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.13547

Keywords:

energy in Jordan; green building; energy policy; sustainable development

Abstract

The aim of this study is to explore measures and options for utilizing the most abundant energy source in Jordan, which is solar energy. The study looks into the actions that Jordan can adopt that will give the stakeholders a higher return on investment. It emphasizes the importance of using such facilities in the applications of green building, which is growing in the country. The methodology is descriptive and analytical, using official data to support these options, such as the price of labor, land, oil, as well as equipment that is used in the building of energy infrastructure. The importance of the options stems from the fact that they minimize the energy gaps to form a thorough policy for any organization or ministry in the government. The study showed that the payback period for the installation of both solar water collectors and solar cell panels is approximately 2 and 2.5 years, respectively. This study has also arrived at several actions and recommendations to shrink the energy gap. The disparity between subsidies for low-energy users and high-energy users has slowed the development of alternative energies. Other kinds of renewable energy, such as hydroelectric and wind power, are underutilized in Jordan, although they can be utilized to reduce the volatility of oil and gas prices.

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Author Biography

Mohammed Issa Shahateet, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan.

Dr. Shahateet is an associate professor at Princess Symaya University for Technology in Amman, Jordan, where he has taught since 1992. During 1977-1991 he was the head of the Economics Department at the Royal Scientific Society. He also served as the head of industrial economics division, and an economic researcher at the Royal Scientific Society. He has both his BSc and MSc in statistics from the University of Baghdad, Iraq. His Ph.D. is in econometrics from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. He is the author of 28 books and working papers, 5 articles that have appeared in professional journals, and 6 papers presented at international conferences. Dr. Shahateet’s research interests include energy economics, labour market, child labour, poverty, statistical analysis, regional economic cooperation, econometric modelling and large-scale data analysis.

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Published

2022-11-28

How to Cite

Albaali, A. G., & Shahateet, M. I. (2022). Energy Applications in Green Building to Fulfil the Goals of Sustainable Development: The Case of Jordan. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 12(6), 188–193. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.13547

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