Examining the potential for design and renewable energy to contribute to zero energy housing in Queensland

Shah Nazari, Hoda (2014) Examining the potential for design and renewable energy to contribute to zero energy housing in Queensland. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This was a comparative study of the possibility of a net zero energy house in Queensland, Australia. It examines the actual energy use and thermal comfort conditions of an occupied Brisbane home and compares performance with the 10 star scale rating scheme for Australian residential buildings. An adaptive comfort psychometric chart was developed for this analysis. The house's capacity for the use of the natural ventilation was studied by CFD modelling. This study showed that the house succeeded in achieving the definition of net zero energy on an annual and monthly basis for lighting, cooking and space heating / cooling and for 70% of days for lighting, hot water and cooking services.

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ID Code: 75650
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Miller, Wendy & Drogemuller, Robin
Keywords: building simulation, natural ventilation, occupant behaviour, thermal comfort condition, zero energy houses
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2014 06:36
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 06:06

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