Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Assessment of climate change impact on building energy use and mitigation measures in subtropical climates

Publication year: 2011brbSource:/b Energy, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 21 February 2011brKevin K.W., Wan , Danny H.W., Li , Joseph C., LambrLikely increase in energy use in air-conditioned office buildings due to climate change in subtropical Hong Kong was estimated for two emissions scenarios. Towards the end of the 21st century (i.e. 2091–2100), the average annual building energy use would be 6.6% and 8.1% more than that in 1979–2008 for low and medium forcing, respectively. Potential mitigation measures concerning the building envelope, internal condition, lighting load density (LLD) and chiller plant were considered. Thermal insulation to the external wall would not be effective to mitigate the expected increase in building energy use due to climate change. Controlling the amount of solar…br Research highlights: ► We study climate change impact on office building energy use in subtropical climates. ► Average annual building energy use would be 6.6–8.1% more in the 21st century. ► Thermal insulation to the external wall would not be effective to mitigate the expected increase. ► Lower lighting density and improve chiller efficiency have good mitigation potential. ► Raising summer set point temperature could be applied to new and existing buildings.


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