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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2006: 2nd conference of IBPSA-USA


The Energy Performance of the Cold-Formed Steel-Frame and Wood-Frame Houses Developed for Thailand

Prechaya Mahattanatawe, Charunpat Puvanant, Darunee Mongkolsawat
Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract: This paper presents the energy consumption of a twostorey detached house in Thailand constructed by three different systems: concrete-frame house, steelframe house, and wood-frame house. The EnergyPlus software was used to simulate the energy performance of the houses. Different methods for simulating framing construction were compared in order to choose the appropriate one. The energy consumption of the houses was then investigated based on the selected method. The construction cost and electricity cost of different types of houses were analyzed to determine the economical system.
Pages: 183 - 190