Adaptation to global warming by changing internal loads of buildings
Guan, Li-Shan (2008) Adaptation to global warming by changing internal loads of buildings. In Liu, J, Zhang, T, & Zhai, Z (Eds.) Proceedings: The First International Conference on Building Energy and Environment 2008, Elsevier, Dalian, China , pp. 2052-2059.
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Global warming can have a significant impact on the building thermal environment and energy performance. Because greenhouse gas concentrations are still continuing to increase, this warming process will continue and may accelerate. Adaptation to global warming is therefore emerging as one of the key requirements for buildings. This requires all the existing and new buildings not only to perform and operate satisfactorily in the new environment but also to satisfy the environmental performance criteria of sustainability. Through a parametric study using the building simulation technique, this paper investigates the adaptation potential of changing the building internal load densities to the future global warming. Case studies for office buildings in major Australian capital cities are presented. Based on the results of parametric study, possible adaptation strategies are also proposed and evaluated.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Global Warming, Building Simulation, Internal Load Density, Adaptation Strategies|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Science and Techniques (120202)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Deposited On:||12 Feb 2010 22:41|
|Last Modified:||09 Mar 2012 03:54|
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