Lack of energy-efficient buildings

Financial Tribune – Compared to 2019, natural gas consumption in the household sector increased by 10% and surpassed 600 million cubic meters per day over the past 10 days.

Homes and non-residential buildings have a very big and seemingly prohibitive cost when it comes to energy waste (almost 50%) in Iran.

Compared to 2019, natural gas consumption in the household sector increased by 10% and surpassed 600 million cubic meters per day over the past 10 days. Utilities have sent SMSs in large numbers urging the people to cooperate and reduce their gas and electricity consumption, IRNA reported.

There is no denying that the upsurge, to some extent, is due to the sudden drop in temperature in many provinces. But energy experts, namely Kourosh Hashemi, head of Building Energy Optimization Department at the Iranian Fuel Conservation Organization assert that buildings are too energy-intensive, gobbling up at least 40% of gas consumption even when the weather is not freezing.