- February 28, 2017
Energy efficiency awareness and regulations continue to rise in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Extreme climatic conditions impose a heavy reliance on cooling, mostly electricity-based, and thus a strong and structural dependency of a high energy resource. The design and construction of low energy consumption open, air conditioning stadiums in hot, humid climate have raised several challenges. This paper explores the dynamic simulation modelling (DSM) methodology and results of a typical 40,000 spectators in Doha, Qatar. The DSM is used to estimate the energy performance of outdoor air conditioned stadiums without compromising the comfort levels for both seating and pitch areas. A comparative analysis of a set (parametric) designs is used to determine a reasonable reference value. © Indoor Environment for Hot Climates – ASHRAE, HotClimates 2017.All Rights Reserved.