Sensitivity of office building zones to global warming

Guan, Li-Shan, Yang, Jay, & Bell, John M. (2005) Sensitivity of office building zones to global warming. In Wu, C., Wu, Y., Fisher, N., Feng, C., & Zheng, J. (Eds.) Proceedings of CRIOCM 2005 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Abstract

As global warming entails new conditions for the built environment, the thermal behavior of existing buildings, which were designed based on current weather data, may become unclear and remain a great concern. Through building computer simulation, this paper investigates the sensitivity of different office building zoning to the potential global warming. From the sample office building examined, it is found that compared with the middle and top floors, the ground floor for most cities appears to be most sensitive to the effect of global warming and has the highest tendency to having the overheating problem. From the analysis of the responses of different zone orientations to the outdoor air temperature increase, it is also found that there are widely different responses between different zone orientations, with South or Core zone being most sensitive. With an increased external air temperature, the difference between different floors or different zone orientations will become more significant.

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ID Code: 49444
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: global warming, office building, zone type
ISBN: 9623674910
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 20 Feb 2015 06:47
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2015 23:30

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