Case study analysis for the development and implementation of sustainable housing in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Saied AI Surf, M, Susilawati, C and Trigunarsyah, B 2014, 'Case study analysis for the development and implementation of sustainable housing in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia', in Proceedings of the 19th Asian Real Estate Society Annual Conference (AsRES 2014), Gold Coast, Australia, 14-16 July 2014, pp. 1-16.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Case study analysis for the development and implementation of sustainable housing in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Author(s) Saied AI Surf, M
Susilawati, C
Trigunarsyah, B
Year 2014
Conference name AsRES 2014
Conference location Gold Coast, Australia
Conference dates 14-16 July 2014
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 19th Asian Real Estate Society Annual Conference (AsRES 2014)
Publisher Asian Real Estate Society
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Abstract Rapid urbanization in developing countries is putting stress on current infrastructure, which is resulting in the rapid consumption of natural resources to cope with the increasing demand of the population. Saudi Arabia is one of the developing countries facing rapid urbanization where its infrastructure is facing a huge demand by the increasing urbanization levels of its major cities. Developing sustainable housing in Saudi Arabia is a must for the preservation of resources for future generations of the region and of the world. In the coming years, several resources (such as fossil fuels and natural water) will be facing shortage if not managed properly. Providing electricity for housing in Saudi Arabia is one of the biggest challenges facing the country, where it is estimated that by 2050 energy demand in the Kingdom will be approximately 120 GW, and to meet this growing demand, 8 million barrels of oil per day will be required. However, implementation of Sustainable Housing in Saudi is still problematic to reach the desired goals of various key Saudi stakeholders. This paper analyses three case studies that have adopted sustainable construction methods and compares them to traditional non-sustainable houses. The outcome suggests that there is a viable chance for development of sustainable housing in the region if supported by the government with less red tape to deal with. This paper recommends that the Saudi governments should mandate new laws to reduce the overall consumption of energy and water to reduce the overall consumption of natural resources to secure the future generation's demand of natural resources.
Subjects Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Keyword(s) Saudi Housing Construction
Saudi Sustainable Housing
Saudi Housing Stakeholder
Saudi Renewable Energy
Saudi Housing Case Study
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