Healthy Housing 2016 Conference

This collection includes 59 individual papers as well as the collected conference proceedings for Healthy Housing 2016: 7th International Conference on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings conference held at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane 20 - 24 November 2016. The topics covered include: sustainable design and construction; indoor environment, neighbourhood planning; modelling, simulation and post-occupancy evaluation; building information and management; valuation, marketing and finance.


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Healthy Housing 2016 Conference

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – To quantify the relationship between indoor temperature and blood pressure in Japanese nursing home residents. Methodology / Approach – A field study of 27 nursing homes in Japan was conducted. We meas-ured the indoor temperature of nursing homes and collected data on...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - It is important to estimate the number of people remaining in a room to allow for modification of the room environment and effective energy use. Methodology / Approach - A prototype of an automatic estimation system consisting of a general-purpose microcomputer and...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - Epidemiological studies have consistently shown that fine and course airborne particles (PM2.5 and PM10), as well as ultrafine (UF) particles measured in terms of particle number (PN) concentrations, are toxic to human health. A number of studies on particle concentrations in...

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22 Nov 2016

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In this research, the effect of phase change material (PCM) on indoor thermal comfortof a flat building located in five different climate regions of China was studied by an angle coefficient method and EnergyPlus. EnergyPlus was used to calculate temperatures of wall surfaces,...

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22 Nov 2016

Byron Shire, NSW, Australia, aims to transition to zero emissions within ten years in five sectors - energy, buildings, transport, land use and waste. This study investigates the potential of Geodesign to effectively map the shire during this transition. A contextual study of the shire's...

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22 Nov 2016

Building physics is a well-established field of knowledge. Still, that is yet to be consistently translated into practice through state-of-the-art performance, exploring the potential of adaptive comfort and passive thermal behaviour to excel in terms of energy sufficiency in a dialogue with the...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - In the context of residential retrofit programs as an opportunity for climate change mitigation and health, the mechanisms that lead to unexpected outcomes in indoor temperature and energy consumption are not well understood. Paradoxical and surprising findings have been...

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22 Nov 2016

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Purpose / Context - With the development of urban economy, the number of tall and supertall buildings is increasing because of high population density, high land prices and getting iconic buildings. Small residential units of less than 30 m2 with an open kitchen are constructed...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose: This paper set out to uncover the advice available to help people take effective action within our home to improve mental health. The literature and professions are virtually silent on the issue. The professional advice is often the opposite suggesting we should get out of our homes -...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - Improve indoor air quality. Methodology / Approach - Investigate the objectives of the study through subjective questionnaire survey and field test of the selected parameters. Results – According to the practical problems of the office building, the reasonable solution is put...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – We clarify how regional differences in residential environment impact healthy life expectancy. Methodology / Approach – We defined healthy life expectancy and considered how to measure and calculate it. We prepared the data for calculating healthy life expectancy from various...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context –The purpose of this study is to investigate indoor environment and energy saving performance of houses, which employ passive ventilation systems, built in mild climate region and hot humid region in Japan.

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The purposes of this study are to clarify the trend of unit energy consumption (UEC) and its related CO2 emissions in urban residential buildings, and to develop models to predict the UEC in the future. Methodology / Approach - Statistical method is adopted to clarify the UEC...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – To analyse the association between night-time temperature in the bedroom and morning blood pressure (BP). Methodology / Approach - Data were obtained from field surveys conducted from November 2014 to March 2015 on indoor temperature, home BP, sleep, and personal attributes....

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – To clarify the association between the indoor environment of residential build-ings and cerebrovascular disease, an epidemiological survey of elderly persons living in three areas of Japan that have different rates of death due to cerebrovascular disease was conducted....

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Conference proceedings

22 Nov 2016

This conference series was initiated in Sendai, Japan in 2000 and has played a significant role in the development of Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings.  It is well attended by researchers and academics from Asia, Europe and North America. The conference series offers an exciting...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - Residential energy consumption except heating (RECEH) plays an important role in China. The purposes of this study were to analyze RECEH in Beijing and find out the influence factors of RECEH. Methodology / Approach - A survey of 2024 households in Beijing was undertaken. The...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Due to the low-regulated but high energy consumption residential stock and the energy standards required in China, awareness has been raised that refurbishment of the existing residential buildings is the solution to upgrade energy-efficiency. Cities in Northern China, such as Beijing, Harbin,...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The aim of this study was to determine whether the quality of the indoor ther-mal environment during winter could increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease. Methodology / Approach - An epidemiological survey of approximately 200 elderly persons living in a cold climatic...

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22 Nov 2016

It is important to translate healthy housing research into real-time action steps that people can take to improve their indoor environment. The Healthy Homes Partnership does this by uniting the efforts of Cooperative Extension professionals at eight universities in the United States....