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.


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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ID Code: 30615
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Global Warming, Building Simulation, Internal Load Density, Adaptation Strategies
ISBN: 978-0-9816881-1-4
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 12:41
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2014 03:01

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