Energy efficient multi storey residential developments

Miller, Anne & Ambrose, Michael (2005) Energy efficient multi storey residential developments. In Conference on Sustainable Building South East Asia, 11-13 April 2005, Malaysia.


Worldwide, the current pattern of urban development is unsustainable and metropolitan planning and development strategies deliver poor environmental outcomes in relation to energy production. As a result, an increasing number of governments and private sector development companies are initiating projects that aim to deliver enhanced environmental outcomes rather than a ‘business as usual’ approach. This paper will summarise the findings from a study that explored the link between building orientation and energy efficiencies in sub-tropical and tropical climates. The study used a new thermal modelling software tool developed by CSIRO that responds more accurately to residential heating and cooling energy performance in those climate zones. This software tool responds to industry criticisms regarding cold climate modelling systems that do not make sufficient allowance for natural ventilation. The study examined a range of low, medium and high-density dwelling types and investigated the impact of orientation, insulation, ventilation and shading devices on energy efficiencies. This paper will examine the findings from the medium and high-density case study developments as these are relevant to residential developments in many South East Asian countries, such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Finally, the paper will explore the potential benefits that medium and high-density residential developments have in the development of ‘solar cities’ and ‘solar suburbs’.

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ID Code: 27243
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program B : Sustainable Built Assets , Project 2002-063-B : Sustainable Subdivisions – Energy Efficient Design & Integrated Water Services
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