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.


Healthy Housing 2016 Conference

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The characterisation of the residential building stock existing in Australia in terms of attributes relevant to energy performance is increasingly an important task for planning and policy purposes. There is a lack of information and documentation on the energy performance...

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22 Nov 2016

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Public facilities such as homes for aged individuals and schools are considered at an increased risk for the spread of infections. To our knowledge, there has been no research on the relationship between the microbiome and human activity at such places. Therefore, we...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - Many developed countries experience late afternoon or evening electricity peaks. In summer peak demand regions, these peaks are most likely the results of residential air conditioning demand. Methodology / Approach - This research is to investigate the air conditioning peak...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - Indoor airborne bioaerosol, which has an outdoor origin, plays an important role in determining the exposure of humans to bioaerosol, since people spend most of their time indoors. However, there are few studies focusing on the indoor bioaerosols that are generated outdoors....

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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...

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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

Expansion and modification processes are ordinary matters that applied to many houses in Bangkok, Thailand. Evidences are depicted in various scales of construction, from floor extension to the modification of house structure, in order to accommodate with the new function. Although, there are...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – Temperature is known to have impact on human health. In estimating such health effects outdoor temperature data are usually used as proxy for temperature exposure due to scarcity of indoor temperature data though humans spend most of their time indoor. Thus there is a need to...

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22 Nov 2016

In Australia, residential buildings accounted for about 20-30% of the total electricity consumption and 30-50% of the total peak demand. The residential sector is considered as one of the fastest growing GHG emission sources and considered as the ‘lowest hanging fruit’ for carbon mitigation. It...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - Cool coating is a passive technique for reducing the solar heat gain and cooling energy consumption of buildings. However the radiation properties (i.e., solar reflectance and thermal emittance) of cool coating would be changed, usually adversely, during its ageing process,...

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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....

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22 Nov 2016

The share of prefabricated modular residential buildings in the Australian construction market is growing mainly because they are quicker to erect on-site than traditional construction, and often cheaper; but how about their carbon footprint and more particularly their thermal performance? To...

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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

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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

In recent years, most studies of green roof system are focused on short period measurement or modelling without considering long-term performance, however, the latter is concerned by many architects and engineers. And this paper is aimed to evaluate green roof's long-term thermal per-formance in...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - Sustainability has become an important issue in building construction sector. The tools of sustainable building assessment have been developed to evaluate the environmental impacts of buildings around the world. Chinese green building assessment tool (GB) was established...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – In order to achieve low energy housing, it is important to quantitatively and comprehensively determine the effectiveness of energy saving technologies and to evaluate the energy conservation performance of an entire house. Low Energy Housing with Validated Effectiveness (...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - New detached houses have been getting larger in New Zealand for several decades. Large houses require more materials to build, and have greater ongoing energy costs than smaller houses built to the same standard. The purpose of this work was to examine whether larger houses...

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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

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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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