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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...
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Physical characteristics of residential sprinklers' water spray

Abstract 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...
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Investigation of energy performance of a rammed earth built residential house in sub-tropical, tropical and temperate climates of Australia

Purpose / Context - This paper will examine the predicted energy consumption (MJ/m2) of a resi-dential house made of rammed earth in sub-tropical, tropical and temperate climates of Australia using design data of the building fabric and glazing. Methodology - To improve energy performance of...
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Tools developed in CSIRO for building design and thermal performance evaluation

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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Long-term thermal performance evaluation of green roof system in Shanghai District based on a new model

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...
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Impact assessment of inhabitants on the economic potential of energy efficient refurbishment by means of a novel socio-technical multi-agent simulation

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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The relationship between indoor and outdoor PM2.5 concentrations in the severe cold region of China: based on a long-term field measurement

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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A methodology for predicting PM2.5 penetration and deposition based on the air infiltration through the window gaps

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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Thermal environment and thermal adaptation in residential buildings

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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Effects of indoor air temperature on blood pressure among nursing home residents in Japan

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...