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Hybrid ventilation for low energy building design in south China

Ji, Y, Lomas, K and Cook, M 2009, 'Hybrid ventilation for low energy building design in south China' , Building and Environment, 44 (11) , pp. 2245-2255.

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    Abstract

    Buildings and their related activities are responsible for a large portion of the energy consumed in China. It is therefore worthwhile to investigate methods for improving the energy efficiency of buildings. This paper describes a low energy building design in Hangzhou, south China. A hybrid ventilation system which employs both natural and mechanical ventilation was used for the building due to the severity of the climate. The passive ventilation system was tested using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and the results showed that, in the mid-seasons, natural ventilation for the building is viable. The likely thermal performance of the building design throughout the year was evaluated using dynamic thermal simulation(DTS) with local hourly standard weather data. It is evident from the modelling results that the hybrid ventilation system is a feasible, low energy approach for building design, even in sub-tropical climates such as south China.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Hybrid ventilation, low energy building, CFD, dynamic thermal simulation
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Urban Quality Research Centre (UQRC)
    Journal or Publication Title: Building and Environment
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 03601323
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    Depositing User: Dr Yingchun Ji
    Date Deposited: 27 May 2011 10:33
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:37
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/11433

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