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

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 Shanghai...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Problem: Roofs receive the most intense solar heat load among all building envelope surfaces in Equatorial-region. Solar heat gain through roof contributes to a significant portion of building heat load. In tropics where building cooling is needed all-year-round, passive methods to reduce heat gain through...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – Political topics like energy efficiency and climate protection are en vogue. There are manifold funding programmes, but since these are bound to the goals of the respective programmes, the implemented projects do not adequately consider integrative aspects. It is necessary to...

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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. Methodology / Approach...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – Studies of building design and economic feasibility for energy-efficient refurbishments often utilise average temperatures for the heated space in a dwelling. As even small deviations have a significant impact on the resulting energy demand, an occupant-centred simulation is necessary for more...

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22 Nov 2016

Context - Energy efficient housing is influenced by a number of attributes that describe the key players involved in its production. Stakeholders’ levels of interest, motivation, awareness and power to impose their decision can have an impact on housing energy performance. Understand-ing these stakeholder attributes...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - Indoor air pollution in China has become increasingly serious, which has aroused wide concern among the public. The purpose of this paper is to study the effect of S.trifasciatavar.laurentii (variegated snake plant) on indoor environment. Methodology / Approach - An investigation...

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22 Nov 2016

The purpose of this paper is to present data and discussion on a critical review of a sample of multi-storey and mixed use residential buildings in the subtropical city of Brisbane in order to understand how contemporary buildings are achieving local authority policy outcomes and...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

The objective of this study is to analyze the characteristic of indoor particles and the connection between indoor particles and outdoor particles. A long-term sampling and measurements of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been carried out around an resident area in Harbin (a typical urban...

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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 characteristics...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - As the emerging digital technology, Building Information Modelling has been applied in the multidisciplinary design work for sustainable houses. This study aims to input the real-world design context into the BIM pedagogy and to demonstrate the capacity of BIM in enhancing...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The provision of reticulated sanitation infrastructure has not kept pace with the rapid urbanization, which can be witnessed in Indonesia. In addition, lack of proper sanitation infrastructure treaty led to pollution of groundwater. The most common system used for human ex-creta...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - During the process of ventilation, outdoor fine particulate matter enters indoor space through gaps in the external window of building and pollutes the indoor environment. Penetration factor (P), deposition loss rate (k), and air exchange rate (a) are important parameters to...

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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 studies that...

Conference paper

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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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....

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The winter in the severe cold area of China is long and cold, with a long heating period. In recent years, the indoor air temperature during heating in residential buildings kept increas-ing. In order to study the thermal comfort and adaptation...

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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...

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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 attributed to...

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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...