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Title: Cooling energy evaluation for high-rise residential buildings in Hong Kong
Authors: Bojic, M
Yik, F
Keywords: Building envelope
Cooling load
Thermal mass
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Energy and buildings, 2005, v. 37, no. 4, p. 345-351 How to cite?
Journal: Energy and buildings 
Abstract: Based on the design of a typical high-rise public housing block in Hong Kong, the dependence of space cooling loads of residential flats on the constructions of external walls and partitions, and the location of thermal insulation layer in the walls and partitions, was studied by detailed simulation. The results show that insulating the envelope and the partitions would be effective in reducing the yearly space cooling load, by up to 38%, but could either increase (by up to 19%) or reduce (by up to 16%) the peak cooling demand, depending on the number and positions of insulation layers in the walls. Reducing the thermal capacity of the envelope and partitions (e.g. by reducing their thickness) would lead to large increases in the peak cooling demand, by more than 60% in the extreme case.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/13891
ISSN: 0378-7788
EISSN: 1872-6178
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2004.07.003
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