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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

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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

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...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – Energy efficiency measures/ private home-owners/ decision process

Methodology / Approach –Explorative research/ qualitative interviews/ content analysis

Results – Decisions towards energetic renovation measures can be characterized as a strategic consumer...

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22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The outdoor climate in Harbin is more severely colder than German. Therefore, it is important to study indoor thermal environment and human thermal comfort in Harbin passive buildings by applying Germany technology. However, few studies were reported on this topic....

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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

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...

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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

Problem - There is little evidence that over the past 20 years real estate agents in Australia are taking initiative in promoting sustainability features in the property purchase selection phase. Methodology/Approach - Residential real estate agents are selected as they are the conduit of...

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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...

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22 Nov 2016

Context - Minimum thermal performance standards for residential building envelopes have been increasing in many countries for several decades, addressing concerns about occupant comfort, operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Simulation tools play a role in assessing the space heating/...

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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...

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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

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 in...

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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

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-...

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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...

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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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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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