Design a zero energy house in Brisbane, Australia

Kwan, Yuanming & Guan, Lisa (2015) Design a zero energy house in Brisbane, Australia. Procedia Engineering, 121, pp. 604-611.

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Due to the increasing energy demand and global warming effects, energy efficient buildings have become increasingly important in the modern construction industry. This research is conducted to evaluate the energy performance, financial feasibility and potential energy savings of zero energy houses. Through the use of building computer simulation technique, a 5 stars energy rated house was modelled and validated by comparing the energy performance of a base case scenario to a typical house in Brisbane. By integrating energy reduction strategies and utilizing onsite renewable energy such as solar energy, zero energy performance is achieved. It is found that approximately 66 % energy savings can be achieved in the household annual energy usage by focusing on maximizing the thermal performance of building envelope, minimizing the energy requirements and incorporating solar energy technologies.

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ID Code: 89161
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Paper presented in The 9th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC) joint with the 3rd International Conference on Building Energy and Environment (COBEE), 12-15 July 2015, Tianjin, China
Keywords: Zero energy house, Subtropical climate, Financial feasibility, Building simulation
DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.1046
ISSN: 1877-7058
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 16 Oct 2015 01:22
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 01:46

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