Abstract for: An Analysis of Residential Energy Intensity in Iran, A System Dynamics Approach

Substantial development of counties needs to use the resources in an efficient way. One indicator that shows the degree of efficient use of energy resources is energy intensity. Statistics show that Iranís energy intensity was in a bad situation during past years and if this manner of using energy resources continues, it will get worse. In this study a system dynamics approach is used to model changes of energy intensity in residential sector in Iran. By implementation and simulation of this model we found some reasons of this problem in Iran. Then we tried to introduce some policies to make steady improvement in energy intensity in the future.