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Hybrid ventilation for low energy building design in south China

Ji, Y, Lomas, K and Cook, M 2008, Hybrid ventilation for low energy building design in south China , in: The First International Conference on Building Energy and Environment, 13-16 July 2008, Dalian, China.

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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 improve 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 concluded that the hybrid ventilation system is a feasible, low energy approach for building design, even in subtropical climates such as south China.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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: Proceedings: The First International Conference on Building Energy and Environment
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Dr Yingchun Ji
Date Deposited: 27 May 2011 11:00
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:52
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/15847

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