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Potential of reducing cooling loads through architectural design and mixed-mode systems in medium-rise office buildings in Brisbane

Demirbilek, Nur & Depczynski, Fabrice S. (2004) Potential of reducing cooling loads through architectural design and mixed-mode systems in medium-rise office buildings in Brisbane. In Demirbilek, Nur & Depczynski, Fabrice S. (Eds.) Solar Harvest 2002 - Forging Our Energy Future: 40th Annual Conference of the Australian New Zealand Solar Energy Society, 27-29 November, Newcastle, NSW.

Abstract

Combining passive elements with mechanical systems in office buildings may achieve a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, and an increase in occupant satisfaction. This parametric study explores the potential for reducing cooling loads through architectural design and mixed-mode systems for medium and high-rise office buildings in Brisbane. An example of basic plan type and building materials is used as the base case of the runs. Factors like window size and orientation, glazing types, shading, and ventilated facade form the control variables. A-TAS module of TAS Building Design software is the tool of the study.

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ID Code: 1651
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Cooling Loads, Architectural Design, Mixed, Mode Systems, Medium, rise Office Buildings, Sub, tropical Climate
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 08 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:05

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