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Proceedings of ASim Conference 2012: 1st Asia conference of IBPSA-China, Japan, Korea


Analysis of influence of retro-reflective material on public buildings’ energy consumption in different climate regions

Gao Yanna, Li Pan, Xu Long, Wang Jun, Long Enshen

Abstract: For before and after using retro-reflective material, energy consumption of one public building with mixed use of markets and hotels in typical cities of different climate regions was analyzed based on PKPM software. The result shows that retro-reflective material has a distinct energy conservation effect for the public building in cold region, hot summer and cold winter region and hot summer and warm winter region. Meanwhile, the longer the air conditioning period is, the more obvious the effect of energy conservation is. In addition, using retro-reflective material may make building energy consumption rise.
Pages: 31 - 37