Study on strategies for zero energy home design in Taiwan - A case study of a residential house in Yunlin

Yaw-Shyan Tsay, Yu Chun Yeh, Mina Tsai

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Abstract

In Taiwan, the energy structure relies mainly on thermal power and other renewable energy sources. However, a high number of these energy sources are imported. The data indicate the rate of energy importation has increased to 99.4% over the past 20 years. The high population density and geographical conditions in Taiwan are not conducive to large-scale renewable energy development. Therefore, in Taiwan, developing zero-energy homes (ZEHs) is a crucial strategy for renewable energy use. In addition, according to IEA Key World Energy Statistics, the average CO2 emission per person in Taiwan is 11.31 ton-CO2, which is high compared with those of OECD countries such as Japan, Finland, Norway, and Denmark. Moreover, the CO2 emission of the construction industry accounts for approximately 30% of the total CO2 emission in Taiwan. Although Taiwan is not a member of the OECD, Taiwan is responsible for CO2 reduction. Therefore, determining how to eliminate carbon emission and developing ZEHs are crucial objectives in Taiwan. A detached house in Yunlin, located in Southern Taiwan on the Tropic of Cancer, was used as the study case. Energy-efficient design and renewable energy generation were studied. A new ZEH design is proposed, and an economic analysis and policy suggestions are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Pages600-607
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2014 Jul 72014 Jul 12

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Other13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period14-07-0714-07-12

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Taiwan
Tropics
Renewable Energy
Economic analysis
Construction industry
Statistics
Carbon
Construction Industry
Denmark
Finland
Norway
Population Density
Japan
Hot Temperature
Economics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pollution
  • Building and Construction
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Computer Science Applications

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Tsay, Y-S., Yeh, Y. C., & Tsai, M. (2014). Study on strategies for zero energy home design in Taiwan - A case study of a residential house in Yunlin. In Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (pp. 600-607). International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.
Tsay, Yaw-Shyan ; Yeh, Yu Chun ; Tsai, Mina. / Study on strategies for zero energy home design in Taiwan - A case study of a residential house in Yunlin. Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 2014. pp. 600-607
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Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 2014. p. 600-607.

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