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Proceedings of ASim Conference 2014: 2nd Asia conference of IBPSA-China, Japan, Korea


Influence of Building Shape Coefficient on Energy Consumption of Office Buildings in Hot-Summer-and-Cold-Winter Area of China

Meishun Lin, Yiqun Pan, Weiding Long, Weizhen Chen

Abstract: Building shape coefficient is an important index in building energy efficiency design, it is considered that the smaller the indicator, the less heat loss via the building envelope and the less energy consumption. However, building energy consumption consists not only air-conditioning consumption, but also lighting consumption. This study is based on the concept of passive volume and assumed to fully use of passive energy, natural ventilation and daylighting, in the passive area of a building. Taking a group of office buildings in Shanghai as an example, with the help of the dynamic simulation software DeST-c, the relationship between the building shape coefficient and building energy consumption is studied.
Keywords: Building shape coefficient, Passive volume, Energy consumption, Office building
Pages: 728 - 735