Time Travel in Energy in Iran (From classic to modern saving methods)
Energy and Journey
In this tour you can see energy saving methods in Iran and also enjoy Iran beautiful places like historical buildings, amazing gardens, beautiful natural parks and etc.
On the other hand, Iran has more than 4000 years old history. Iran also can have four seasons at the same time.
According the World Energy Council, Energy consumption in Iran is 2.5-3 times more than those of industrial and developing countries per gross domestic production (GDP) unit. According to the statistics by Iranian ministry of energy, 40% of total energy of the country is being consumed by the house sector.
Our program has been designed to provide a very nice journy to Iran, visit the most beautiful country and explore the chance for new market for your energy based product abd services through visiting and personal meeting with market and energy specialist cross the country
By this you can combine a very nice holiday with a very efficient business trip. Neon will take care of everything from Visa application until traveling, accommodation, meal and will assist you all the way.
Classic Energy Saving Methods in IRAN
Iranian people had been first developers of energy saving in the world. It is obvious from historical buildings excited in it. In hot climate they use wind-towers and pools to ventilate air. In cold parts they used rock houses to keep them cool in summers and warm in winters. All of these show the importance of energy saving in Iran.
Modern Energy Saving Methods in IRAN
In recent years Iran together with other developed countries work on new energy saving methods especially in buildings with HVAC, Nano colors and etc. But Iran is somehow lag in this field because of some political problems. Also it is a good opportunity for big companies to work on energy saving in Iran.Visit the most beautiful country and explore the chance for new market for your energy based product and services through visiting and personal meeting with market and energy specialist cross the country.Sanction against Iran cannot stand for ever i.e. the country will be open again. Thereafter, Iran will be a great market for your Energy based company in Europe.
Visit Isfahan, Shiraz and Tehran, the most beautiful city of Iran
The cool blue mosaics of Isfahan’s Islamic buildings, and the city’s majestic bridges contrast perfectly with the hot, dry Iranian countryside around it . Isfahan is a sight you won’t forget. Not only is the architecture superb and the climate pleasant, but also there’s a fairly relaxed atmosphere here, compared with many other Iranian towns. It’s a city for walking , getting lost in the bazaar, dozing in beautiful gardens and meeting people
The famous half-rhyme Isfahan nesf-é jahan (Isfahan is half the world) was coined in the 16th century to express the city’s grandeur. There’s so much to see that you’ll probably have to ration your time and concentrate on must-sees such as the Emam Mosque, a magnificent building completely covered in Seaman’s trademark pale blue mosaics; Emam Khomeini Square, one of the largest town squares in the world; the Chehel Sotun Museum & Park, a marvelous 17th century pavilion and a great place for a picnic; and the Van Cathedral, the historic focal point of the Armenian church in Iran. Taking tea in one of the teahouses under the bridges is also an essential part of the Isfahan experience.
Isfahan is about 400km (250mi) south of Tehran. Several flights make the trip daily. There are buses, usually overnight, to Tehran, Shiraz and other domestic cities, as well as to Istanbul. The express train between Isfahan and Tehran might be a preferable alternative to sitting all night on the bus.
(The Palace of Forty Columns)
Chehel Sotoun is a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan, Iran, built by Shah Abbas II to be used for his entertainment and receptions. In this palace, Shah Abbas II and his successors would receive dignitaries and ambassadors, either on the terrace or in one of the stately reception halls. Like other gardens, pool is the important part of the building and with water evaporation the building are being cool naturally. In this place you can enjoy from plants and also can see the Iranian traditional energy saving.
Naqsh e Jahan Square
Naqsh-e Jahan Square, known as Imam Square, formerly known as Shah Square, is a square situated at the center of Isfahan city, Iran. Constructed between 1598 and 1629, it is now an important historical site, and one of UNESCO‘s World Heritage Sites. It is 160 metres (520 ft) wide by 560 metres (1,840 ft) long (an area of 89,600 square metres (964,000 sq ft)). The square is surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era. The Shah Mosque is situated on the south side of this square. On the west side is the Ali Qapu Palace. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque is situated on the eastern side of this square and at the northern side Keisaria gate opens into the Isfahan Grand Bazaar. Today, Namaaz-e Jom’eh (the Muslim Friday prayer) is held in the Shah Mosque. In this place implemented two major energy saving methods, first by using a pool at the middle of the mansion which make cool round buildings with natural evaporation of water and second by construction of roofed passages which let the air to flow through them. You can enjoy from jobs inside buildings and see the interesting traditional architecture of Iranians.
(The bridge of thirty-three spans)
Allāhverdi Khan Bridge, popularly known as Si-o-seh pol “The Bridge of thirty-three spans” is one of the eleven bridges of Isfahan, Iran and the longest bridge on Zayandeh River with the total length of 297.76 metres (976.9 ft). It is highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design.
It was constructed by the finance and the inspection of Allahverdi Khan Undiladze chancellor of Shah Abbas I, an ethnic Georgian, it consists of two rows of 33 arches from either sides, left or right. There is a larger base plank at the start of the bridge where the Zayandeh River flows under it, supporting a tea house which nowadays is abandoned due to the shortage of water and the river drought.
With this special architecture which lets the water passes through the small houses, all the structure can be cool without any external energy sources. You can seat inside the bridge, drink some tea and enjoy from this beautiful bridge.
Everyone who travels to Iran must visit Persepolis, the center of the great Persian Empire and ceremonial capital of the Achaemenians. Located in Fars province, 60Km northeast of Shiraz.
Persepolis (Capital of Persia in Greek) or Takht-e Jamshid (The Throne of Jamshid) became summer capital of Achaemenian after Pasargadae. The construction of this impressive palace started by Darius I, one of Cyrus’s successors, in about 518 BC. Was completed over a period of 150 years by subsequent kings Xerxes I and Artaxerxes I. It was burned down during Alexander the Great occupation in 331 BC. Historians debate whether was accidental or intentional retaliation.
The entire complex was built atop a lofty terrace reached by a double stairway that led to the monumental Gate of Xerxes. The terrace is about 1,475 ft long by 985 ft wide, and about 25-60 ft high. To the south, across a vast open space, was the huge Apadana, or Audience Hall of Darius; east of the Audience Hall rose the massive Throne Hall—called by early archaeologists the Hall of One Hundred Columns—which was begun by Xerxes and completed by Artaxerxes. Many other structures lay to the south of these main buildings, including the palaces of Darius and Xerxes and the royal treasury.
The Persepolis is one of the famous architectures in the world located in Shiraz countryside. In this plaza water channels drawn through the building and also act as cooler for the houses inside it. Also Persepolis had gardens which are work as a ventilator system.
Persepolis was used as a setting for an invocation by the whole nation, led by the divinely invested King, by the grace of the Great God Ahura-Mazda, overcame all enemies and established a world empire which was planned to bring peace, order and prosperity into a chaotic world. Darius declared, “I am one who loves righteousness and hates iniquity… It is not my will that the storng should oppress the weak… God’s plan for the earth is not turmoil but peace, prosperity and good government.” And for a while this part of the world enjoyed such.
Iran is not blessed with one of the world’s loveliest capitals. Pollution, chronic overcrowding and a lack of responsible planning have all helped to make Tehran a metropolis that even the most effusive travel agent would have difficulty praising . If you’re expecting an exotic crossroads steeped in oriental splendor, you’ll be sadly disappointed. The distances are vast, the traffic is shockingly bad and the main sights are spread out. However, the hotels are good , the variety of restaurants is impressive, the facilities are far ahead of those anywhere in the provinces and the Tehranies are friendly. The major attraction for visitors is the city’s excellent museums.
Human settlement of the region dates back to Neolithic times, but the development of Tehran was very slow and its rise to prominence largely accidental. From the mid-16th century, Tehran’s attractive natural setting and good hunting brought it into the favor of the Safavid kings.
It developed from a moderately prosperous trading village into an elegant, if dusty, city. European visitors wrote of its many enchanting vineyards and gardens. In 1789, Agha Muhammed Khan declared Tehran his capital, and six years later had himself crowned as Shah of all Persia.
The town continued to grow slowly under later Ghajar rulers.
From the early 1920s, the city was extensively modernized on a grid system, and this period marked the start of phenomenal population growth
and uncontrolled urban development that continues to this day. Today Tehran is so vast that getting hopelessly lost at least once is a near certainty .Iif you would like to see the landmarks, the Alborz mountains, known as the ‘North Star’ of Tehran, are to the north; as the huge telephone office at Emam Khomeini Square dominates inner southern Tehran.
The National Museum of Iran houses a marvellous collection including ceramics, stone figures and carvings dating back to the 5th millennium BC. Many of the relics are taken from excavations at Persepolis, Shush, Rey and Turang Tappé These places could probably mean more to you , if you come here after you’ve visited the archaeological sites. The Glass & Ceramics Museum is one of the most impressive in Tehran, not only for its professionally organized exhibitions, but also for the building itself. The Reza Abbasids Museum, another stunner, contains examples of Islamic painting , pottery and jewellery. The National Palace (White) Museum used to be the last Shah’s palace and is now a complex of museums.
Tehran’s best non-museum sight is the so big haphazard bazaar, it’s practically a separate city. Also worth a look are the busy Emam Khomeini Mosque, the Armenian Sarkis Cathedral, and the city’s parks and gardens.
Just about every cheap place to stay in Tehran is in the southern part of the city, within about 1km radius of Emam Khomeini Square.
This is also the place to look for a good kebab. Four and five-star hotels are scattered through the city, most of them hopelessly inconvenient if you’re hoping to use public transport. The airport is about 10km (6mi) south-west of central Tehran.
Shiraz was one of the most important cities in the medieval Islamic world and was the Iranian capital during the Zand dynasty (1747-79), when many of its most beautiful buildings were built or restored. Through its many artists and scholars, Shiraz has been synonymous with learning, nightingales, poetry, roses and also wine!
Today Shiraz is a relaxed, cultivated city, with wide tree-lined avenues and abundant monuments, gardens and mosques to keep most visitors happy for several days. The university here is one of Iran’s finest, and you’ll come across lots of students eager to speak English.
Highlights include the restful mausoleum and garden of Hafez , a celebrated poet; the Aliebnehamze mausoleum, an important Shiite place of pilgrimage which attracts hordes of supplicants; the Pars Museum , which contains Zand dynasty relics; and the delightful Eram garden, where the 19th century Ghajar palace lies alongside a pretty pool.
There are plenty of hotels to suit all budgets and tastes in Shiraz, most of them clustered near Zand, the main boulevard. This is also the area to nose out a good feed, from inexpensive kebabs and burgers to more swanky sit-down affairs. Shiraz is nearly 900km (560mi) south of Tehran.
It’s a great place to start or finish your trip to Iran and is well serviced by international and domestic flights. The airport lies 8km (5mi) south-east of the city centre. Buses run from Shiraz to Tehran and other major towns; shared taxis run occasionally to Isfahan.
Shiraz Gardens :
Afif abad garden , Eram (Paradise) garden , Delgosha garden , Jahan Nama garden
The tombs of famous men and poets :
Hafiz tomb , Khajoo Kermani tomb , Sadi tomb , Mahregi tomb , Shaikh kabir tomb , Vasaf tomb , Shaikh Roozbehan tomb , Sibouyeh tomb
In Iran traditional architecture the garden is an important part of building. The gardens have pool in the middle of themselves and the evaporation of water cause to cool the environment. The plants also have another share in this ventilation. Eram garden in Shiraz is the one of important gardens in Iran. Eram garden use same method to ventilate air. Other kinds of these ventilation systems can find in Afifabad garden, saedi’s tomb and etc.
Kandovan is a village in Sahand Rural District, in the Central District of Osku County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. This village exemplifies manmade cliff dwellings which are still inhabited. The troglodyte homes, excavated inside volcanic rocks and tuffs similar to dwellings in the Turkish region of Cappadocia, are locally called “Karaan”. Karaans were cut into the Lahars (volcanic mudflow or debris flow) of Mount Sahand. The cone form of the houses is the result of lahar flow consisting of porous round and angular pumice together with other volcanic particles that were positioned in a grey acidic matrix. After the eruption of Sahand these materials were naturally moved and formed the rocks of Kandovan. Around the village the thickness of this formation exceeds 100 m and with time due to water erosion the cone shaped cliffs were formed. At the 2006 census, the village population was 601, in 168 families. With simple holes inside the houses, Ancient people made their environment cool and in winter session made it warm. It can be so interesting to see this kind of house beside beautiful environment of Sahand rural distinct
Ancient people in Yazd made cool their streets with structures as shown in figure. They roofed city streets to reduce the air temperature and make the conditions comfortable. In Iran these structures called sabat. Sabat also has channels to let the air to flow through streets, so it can cool the environment naturally without any energy consuming.
A windtower (wind catcher) is a traditional Persian architectural element to create natural ventilation in buildings.Windcatchers come in various designs: uni-directional, bi-directional, and multi-directional. Windcatchers remain present in many countries and can be found in traditional Persian-influenced architecture throughout the Middle East, including in the smallArab states of the Persian Gulf (mostly Bahrain and Dubai), Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
Atashcadeh (Atash varham)
The fire is a holy symbol for Zartosht followers. At Yazd city a kind of fire place exists which it’s fire never off since 1520. Also this fire can warm the place without any external energy in the cold nights of Yazd. Also another fire place like this existed at Esphahan city which it off some years ago.
Yakhchal e Meibod
(Meibod’s Natural Refrigerator)
In the hot days of Meibod’s summer ancient people were using ice to cool thyself. To make these ices they transfer water into the refrigerator building in winter and changed it to the ice. The building has some holes on its roof to let the air to flow through building and can it keep cool in hot summers.