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Proceedings of eSim 2010: 6th Conference of IBPSA-Canada

     

LOW-ENERGY ENVELOPE SYSTEMS FOR AN APARTMENT BUILDING IN COLD CLIMATE

Ringo Ka, Long Ng, Zaiyi Liao, Mark Gorgolewski, Leonard Gurunlian

Abstract: The potential to conserve energy in an apartment building in Toronto, Canada through the implementation of an advanced envelope system was explored in this study. This paper illustrates the possibility in reducing a building's energy consumption through an integrated design process (IDP), where research outcomes were incorporated into the architectural design. This study shows that when designing apartment buildings in cold climatic regions, performing energy simulations to identify which measures can be omitted or substituted in the final envelope design can be very valuable for identifying the most effective strategies for improving energy performance.
Pages: 208 - 215
Paper:
esim2010_7B2_208_215