Thermal performance

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Journal article

Influence of rainfall on the thermal and energy performance of a low rise building in diverse locations of the hot humid tropics

Rainfall is seldom addressed in the analysis of climates for building design, usually neglected for building thermal performance calculations, and there is very little research about its potential cooling effect.
Journal article

A methodological framework to assess the thermal performance of green infrastructure through airborne remote sensing

This paper presents a methodological framework for a more accurate assessment of the thermal performance of green infrastructure (GI) using a combination of airborne remote sensing, field measurements and numerical modelling. The proposed framework consists of: (a) controlling intervening variables and classifying sites according to...
Journal article

Solar-assisted absorption air-conditioning systems in buildings: control strategies and operational modes

Solar-assisted cooling technology has enormous potential for air-conditioning applications since both solar energy supply and cooling energy demand are well correlated. Unfortunately, market uptake of solar cooling technologies has been slow due to the high capital cost and limited design/operational experience. In the present work...
Conference paper

Green roofs in Australia: review of thermal performance and associated policy development

In Australia, there is an increasing interest in using extensive green roofs to make buildings more sustainable and provide a number of social, ecological, aesthetic and thermal benefits to cities. The potential of green roofs to reduce building energy consumption has been extensively studied overseas...
Journal article

The role of post occupation evaluation in achieving high performance buildings through diagnostics

Buildings are major consumers of energy for heating and cooling. The number of buildings is growing rapidly with demand for energy. To reduce consumption, governments worldwide have implemented codes, standards, and building practices. In New South Wales, Australia the planning department introduced a web-based energy-modelling...
Conference paper

Environmental sustainability of prefabricated modular residential buildings compared to traditional equivalent: two case studies in Perth, Australia

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 bring some light on...
Conference paper

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...
Conference paper

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...