Describes a study into the influence of the building envelope construction on space cooling loads in residential buildings in Hong Kong using H2B2, a detailed building heat transfer simulation program. The study includes modifications to the base-line characteristics of walls and doors of two typical apartments. Presents and discusses the simulation results, which show that the highest reduction in the yearly cooling load results when the modified doors and walls are used at suitable locations. In addition, the yearly cooling load would increase when the thermal insulation was applied to external walls without increasing the thickness of the concrete layer and when the concrete layer was thickened but without the addition of insulation.
Primary Author(s): Bojic M, Yik K, et al
Source: Bldg. Environ., April 2002, vol.37, no.4, 347-355, 8 figs, 4 tabs, 10 refs.
BSRIA Abstract Doc 000103192 Abs 20020341
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