Dar[e] is an official Lebanese not for profit organization, registered at the Ministry of Interior under number 35/2019
The Objectives of Dar[e]
1- To encourage and support research in the field of sustainable design.
2- To exchange expertise and participate in research with universities, scientific organizations, local, regional and international.
3- To launch and to manage competitions for amateurs, and/or students and/or professionals in the field of energy saving and comfort in buildings.
Dar[e] Founder & Current Director
Philippe H. Saleh
PhD, University of Westminster, London, UK. November 2018: Towards nearly Zero Energy Buildings in Lebanon: Bioclimatic design and experimental building strategies.
MSc, Architectural Association, London, UK. October 2011: Cool Balconies: Investigating the Thermal Properties of balconies in Lebanon.
B. Arch, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, October 1998
About Philippe H. Saleh
Graduated from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, with a Bachelor of Architecture. Worked in the field on various local projects for more than 10 years, till starting a master’s degree program at the Architectural Association (AA), London, in Sustainable Environmental Design. After which part time instructor at a couple of Lebanese Universities, teaching various technical and design courses in Architecture. From September 2014, till November 2018, completed PhD at the University of Westminster, London, under the title:
“Towards nearly zero energy buildings in Lebanon: bioclimatic design and experimental strategies”
The findings were presented in four different international conferences and one article in a peer reviewed journal. In addition, the master’s dissertation research was further developed into yet another peer reviewed article.
Peer Reviewed Journal
Saleh, P.; Schiano-Phan, R.; Gleeson, C. “The Rasmaska project: temperature behaviour of three, full scale test cells in hot Mediterranean summer: non-insulated double masonry wall and different insulation locations”. Energy and Buildings, Volume 178; August 2018, pp 304-317
Saleh, P.; “Thermal Performance of Glazed Balconies within Heavy Weigh/Thermal Mass Buildings in Beirut, Lebanon’s Hot Coastal Climate”. Energy and Buildings, Volume 108; December 2015, pp 291-303
Saleh, P.; Schiano-Phan, R.; Gleeson, C. “Heavy Weight Thermal Calibration and Validation Methodologies: from Modelling to Full Scale Built Test Cells in Lebanon”. Building simulation and optimization 2018, University of Cambridge 11-12 September 2018
Saleh, P.; Schiano-Phan, R.; Gleeson, C. “What heavy weight buildings in hot climates can tell us about their thermal performance”. PLEA 2017 Proceedings- Design to Thrive, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2-5, 2017, Volume III, pp 4299-4306
Saleh, P.; Schiano-Phan, R.; Gleeson, C. “Review of minimum U-Values for Lebanon and the associated effect of internal gains”. PLEA 2017 Proceedings- Design to Thrive, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2-5, 2017, Volume III, pp 4307-4314
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