Middle-Income Public Housing in Egypt, Evaluate and Improve to Reach a Sustainable Design
Medhat H. Khalil, Randa
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Housing is one of the major sectors of national development; it plays a vital role in such a developing countrylike Egypt. As comfortable home is a human target, housing considers as an important need in human life.Egyptian government deals with middle-income housing as a prototype can be located in any site withoutconsidering indoor thermal comfort recommendations. The aim of this paper is to evaluate a present middleincomehousing prototype (case study) simultaneously, and improve it by using passive design strategies to reacha sustainable design. The performance of case study evaluated using computer simulation. This research processled to a strategy of improving public housing prototypes in Egypt. The research findings led also to performativedesign guidelines, achieved sustainability.
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