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  • Ahmad Houri
    Board Member
    Energy Expert
    ahouri@gmail.com
    LSES Former President
     
    Dr. Ahmad Houri is an associate professor at the Lebanese American University. He has been very active in energy efficiency and renewable energy on the national and international levels. He wasawarded the 2009 Euro Arab Chair for Renewable Energy in Spain. He has worked on several projects related to the feasibility, implementation and analysis of EE and RE projects with UNDP, ESCWA, GTZ, KFW, and Heinrich Boll foundation. He has published several papers in international journals and has presented several others at international conferences.
     
    Awards:
     
    1. Awarded the Euroarab Chair on Renewable Energies organised by the Euroarab Foundation for Higher Studies for a research project titled “Greenhouse gas emission reduction and economic impact of the promotion of energy efficient technologies in developing countries:
    The case of hybrid cars”. Granada, Spain. September 7th-December 7th, 2009
     
    2. Won the First Prize Award in the category of Environmental Engineering at the Annual Schtroumpf Environmental Contest for work on Biodiesel as a fuel alternative. July 14th 2002.
     
    Workshops Conducted
     
    1. Conducted a workshop on energy efficiency and renewable energy within the workshop on “Common Ground: Coordination and Exchange of Knowledge for an Integrated Approach to Environment” held at AUB.
    Sponsored by the Italian Cooperation and Issam Fares Institute. July 14th 2008.
     
    2. Conducted a workshop on “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Applications” at the Iqleem at-Tufah Municipalities Union. Sponsored by the EU Commission in Lebanon. February 23rd, 2008, Jbaa, Lebanon.
     
    Publications:
     
    1. Financial and energy impact of compact fluorescent lighting fixtures in a rural setting” Ahmad Houri and Pierre Khoury. Energy and Buildings. 42 (2010) 658–666
     
    2. "Prospects and Challenges of Using Hydropower for Electricity Generation in Lebanon". Ahmad Houri, Renewable Energy 31(11): 2006,
    1686-1697.
     
    3. “Solar Water Heating in Lebanon: Current Status and Future Prospects” Ahmad Houri. Renewable Energy, 31(5), 2006, 663-675.
     
    4. “Renewable Energy Resources in Lebanon: Practical Applications”. Ahmad Houri. ISESCO Science and Technology Vision 1: May 2005: 65-68.
     
    5. “Residential Energy Consumption Patterns: The Case of Lebanon” Ahmad Houri and Samira Korfali. International Journal of Energy Research 2005; 29: 755-766.
     
    Reports:
     
    1. “Assessment of energy and financial performance of a solar hot water system in a single family dwelling: case study from Marjeyoun – South Lebanon”. Ahmad Houri, Hussein Salloum, Anwar Ali, Abdel Karim Abdel Razik, Laila Houri. Published in collaboration with UNDP, GEF and LCEC. 2009.
     
    Conferences:
     
    1. (Keynote speaker) “Energy management in the Middle East through diversifying supplies and controlling demand”. Ahmad Houri. Presented at the International Congress of Energy Strategic Management (ESM)". June 1st, 2009, Tehran, Iran.
     
    2. “Solar Thermal System Efficiency in Rural Areas” Ahmad Houri, Hussein Salloum, Anwar Ali, Abdel Karim Abdel Razik, Laila Houri. The Codification of the Minimum Energy Performance Standards and Efficiency Ranks for the Solar Water Heater March 11th, 2009. Crowne Plaza, Beirut, Lebanon.
     
    3. (Invited speaker) “Assessment of energy and financial performance of a solar hot water system in a single family dwelling: case study from Marjeyoun – South Lebanon”. Ahmad Houri, Hussein Salloum, Anwar Ali, Abdel Karim Abdel Razik and Laila Houri. “13th IIES International Oil and Gas Conference” November 30th – December 1st 2008, Tehran, Iran.
     
    4. “Effects of Funds Diversion from Fuel Purchasing to Wind Energy installations: A Case Study”. Ahmad Houri. Proceedings of “ISES Solar World Congress 2007: Solar Energy and Human Settlement”, p 2922. September 18-21st, 2007, Beijing, China.
     
    5. (Invited Speaker) “Current Status of Renewable Energies in Lebanon”. Ahmad Houri. Status and Potentials of Renewable Energy Technologies in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan. Regional meeting organized by Green Line in collaboration with Heinrich Boll Foundation. February 9-10th, 2007, Meridian Commodore, Beirut, Lebanon.
     
    6. “Impact of Rising Fossil Fuel Prices on the Use of Solar Thermal Collectors in Lebanon”. Ahmad Houri. Proceedings of the “World Renewable Energy Congress IX”, p221. August 19-25th, 2006. Florence, Italy.
     
    7. “Wind Energy Global Status and Potential Applications in Lebanon”. Ahmad Houri. Presentation at the “Second Energy Week: Energy Savings and Renewable Energy”. June 13-15th, 2006. Order of Engineers, Beirut, Lebanon.
     
    8. “Water Use in Water Poor Countries: Energy, Agriculture or Domestic. The Case of Lebanon”. Ahmad Houri. Proceedings of the “XII World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association”. Vol 2. pp. 107-112. November 22nd - 25th, 2005. New Delhi, India.
     
    9. “Evaluation of Residential Energy Consumption: A First Step to Energy Conservation Planning”. Ahmad Houri. Proceedings of the “Third International Conference on Energy Research and Development (ICERD-3)”. Vol 1. pp. 93-102. November 21-23rd, 2005. Kuwait, Kuwait.
     
    10. (Invited) “Solar Thermal Applications for Water Heating in Lebanon”. Ahmad Houri. “The 4th International Conference on Fuel Conservation in Buildings and the International Symposium on South / South Networking and Cooperation in Renewable Energy”. March 10-15th, 2005. Tehran, Iran.
     
    11. “Biomass Potential in Offsetting Energy Needs in Lebanon” Ahmad Houri. Proceedings of the “World Renewable Energy Congress VIII (WREC VIII)”. August 28th –September 3rd, 2004. Denver, Colorado, USA.
     
    12. (Invited) “Renewable Energy Resources in Lebanon: Practical Applications”. Ahmad Houri. Proceedings of “The 3rd International Conference on Fuel Conservation in Buildings and the International Symposium on South / South Networking and Cooperation in Renewable Energy”. pp 68-75. February 17-18th, 2004. Tehran, Iran.
     
    13. “Wind Energy: Status, Measurement and Potential”. Ahmad Houri. Presentation at the “Capacity Building Program Training Part III”. October 1-7th, 2003. Organized by UNDP and the Ministry of Energy and Water. Lebanese University and St. Joseph University, Beirut,
    Lebanon.
     
    14. “Will the Developing Countries Lead the Way in Renewable Energy: Reality and Problems. The Case of Lebanon” Ahmad Houri. Forum presentation in the “ISES Solar World Congress 2003”. June 14-19th, 2003. Gothenburg, Sweden.
     
    15. “Application of Effective Systems for Energy Consumption Reduction”. Ahmad Houri. Proceedings of the “ISES Solar World Congress 2003”. June 14-19th, 2003. Gothenburg, Sweden.
     
    16. “Solar Thermal Collectors Perception and Application in Third World Countries”. Ahmad Houri and Samira Korfali. Proceedings of the “ISES Solar World Congress 2003”. June 14-19th, 2003. Gothenburg, Sweden.
     
    17. “Prospects of Renewable Energy Application in Lebanon” Ahmad Houri. Forum presentation at the “South-North Initiative on Renewable Energy Conference”. February 10-12th, 2003. Cologne, Germany.
     
    18. “Biodiesel Preparation as an Educational Tool” Ahmad Houri and Dany Doughan. Proceedings of the “World Renewable Energy Congress VII” p.529. June 29th – July 5th, 2002. Cologne, Germany.
     
    19. “Wind Energy Application in South Lebanon” Ahmad Houri. Lebanese Solar Energy Conference 2002. May 16th 2002. BIEL, Beirut, Lebanon.
     
    20. “Fulfilling Lebanon’s Electricity Needs Through Environmentally Friendly Systems” Ahmad F. Houri. “International Conference on Research Trends in Science and Technology : RTST 2002”. March 4-6th, 2002. LAU, Beirut, Lebanon.
     
    21. “Wind Energy Potential in Lebanon” Ahmad F. Houri. Proceedings of “International Solar Energy Society 2001 Solar World Congress: Bringing Solar Down to Earth” Vol 4, pp. 1891-1893. November 25-30th, 2001. Adelaide Convention Center, Adelaide, Australia.
     
    22. “Biodiesel Out of Waste Cooking Oil” Ahmad F. Houri and Hiba Moubayed. Project presentation at the “Fifth Conference and Exhibition- LIRA (Lebanese Industrial Research Achievements)”, November 27th to December 2nd, 2001. Beirut, Lebanon.