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Parametric Study on the Performance of Green Residential Buildings in China

Wang, X; Altan, H; Kang, J; (2015) Parametric Study on the Performance of Green Residential Buildings in China. Frontiers of Architectural Research , 4 (1) pp. 56-67. 10.1016/j.foar.2014.06.007. Green open access

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Abstract

The parametric study of the indoor environment of green buildings focuses on the quantitative and qualitative improvement of residential building construction in China and the achievement of indoor thermal comfort at a low level of energy use. This study examines the effect of the adaptive thermal comfort of indoor environment control in hot summer and cold winter (HSCW) zones. This work is based on a field study of the regional thermal assessment of two typical cases, the results of which are compared with simulated results of various scenarios of “energy efficiency” strategy and “healthy housing” environmental control. First, the simulated results show that the adaptive thermal comfort of indoor environment control is actually balanced in terms of occupancy, comfort, and energy efficiency. Second, adaptive thermal comfort control can save more energy for heating or cooling than other current healthy housing environmental controls in China׳s HSCW zone. Moreover, a large proportion of energy use is based on the subjective thermal comfort demand of occupants in any building type. Third, the building shape coefficient cannot dominate energy savings. The ratio of the superficial area of a building to the actual indoor floor area has a significant positive correlation with and affects the efficiency of building thermal performance.

Type: Article
Title: Parametric Study on the Performance of Green Residential Buildings in China
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.foar.2014.06.007
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foar.2014.06.007
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Keywords: Adaptive thermal comfort, Building performance, Low energy residential buildings, China, HSCW zone, Simulation
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10058519
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