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Understanding Australian real estate agent perspectives in promoting sustainability features in the residential property market

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 information...
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Energy consumption, CO2 emissions of urban residential buildings in China and their modelling

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...
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Field measurements of indoor temperatures and blood pressure of elderly persons

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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Automatic estimation of the number of people remaining in a room by using a micro computer and environmental sensors

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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Effect of phase change materials on indoor thermal comfort of a flat building located in different climate regions of China

Abstract 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, and...