Development of passive design zones in China using bioclimatic approach

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-762
Journal / PublicationEnergy Conversion and Management
Volume47
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

Abstract

This paper presents the work on development of passive design zones for different climates in China. A total of 18 cities representing the five major climatic types, namely severe cold, cold, hot summer and cold winter, mild and hot summer and warm winter were selected for climatic analysis. Measured weather data were gathered and analysed. A bioclimatic approach was adopted in which the comfort zone and 12 monthly climatic lines were determined and plotted on the psychrometric chart for each city. From these bioclimatic charts, the potential use of passive design strategies such as solar heating, natural ventilation, thermal mass with/without night ventilation and evaporative cooling was assessed. A total of nine passive design strategy zones were identified, and appropriate design strategies suggested for both summer and winter consideration. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Bioclimatic approach, Building energy, China, Climates, Passive design

Citation Format(s)

Development of passive design zones in China using bioclimatic approach. / Lam, Joseph C.; Yang, Liu; Liu, Jiaping.
In: Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 47, No. 6, 04.2006, p. 746-762.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review