Energy-saving potential of building envelope designs in residential houses in tropical climate region

Andre Feliks Setiawan, Pin Feng Liu, Chia Wang Yu, Chi-ming Lai

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Abstract

As an emerging country and one of the most populous countries in the world, Indonesia requires a sufficient energy supply to ensure the nation's continued development. In response to this increasing energy demand, various studies have proposed energy-saving measures; building envelope design is considered to be a typical energy-saving technique. A significant goal in achieving greener buildings is learning how to reduce a building's energy consumption by applying an efficient energy-saving design. This study used the eQUEST software to investigate how different types of roof construction, glazing and sun-shading techniques affect the energy consumption of residential structures in Indonesia in common scenarios. The results indicate that window shading has the most significant impact on a building's overall energy consumption, followed by the use of an appropriate glazing, whereas the roof type produced smaller energy efficiency benefits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, ICR 2015
PublisherInternational Institute of Refrigeration
Pages5022-5027
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9782362150128
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, ICR 2015 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2015 Aug 162015 Aug 22

Other

Other24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, ICR 2015
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityYokohama
Period15-08-1615-08-22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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