House Rating Schemes: From Energy to Comfort Base
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 25, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 146 pages
"House Rating Schemes" provides information to students, architects and researchers in the field of the built environment. It reviews current House Rating Schemes (HRS) used in different countries and investigates how these schemes assess the thermal performance of a house. It challenges the way that these schemes assess building energy efficiency and their inability to evaluate free running buildings which do not need an energy load for heating and cooling indoor environments. Finally, the book proposes a new index and method for HRS in which the efficiency of a house design can be evaluated with reference to its thermal performance in both free running and conditioned operation modes. The book deals with various approaches and methods for rating buildings on the basis of different indexes, with implications for both energy efficiency and thermal comfort. It also guides readers through a computer simulation program for developing a rating system that evaluates and ranks building energy efficiency.
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AH1 AL1 AH2 AH2 AL2 CH1 AL1 AH2 AL2 AL2 CH1 CL1 annual thermal performance ASHRAE Australia building envelope CH1 CL1 CH2 CH2 CL2 DH1 CL1 CH2 CL2 CL2 DH1 DL1 conditioned and free conditioned houses conditioned mode Correlation degree discomfort hours DH1 DL1 DH2 DL1 DH2 DL2 DS houses Energy Build energy consumption energy efficiency Energy Rating Scheme environment external wall free running buildings free running houses free running mode free running operation free running performance greenhouse gas heating and cooling House Energy Rating houses in conditioned houses in free humidity HW houses International Energy Agency living zone occupancy scenario Oxford Brookes University parameters performance of buildings performance of houses predicted Projected effect running and conditioned running operation mode score seasonal performance simulation single storey houses SS houses star star bands summer performance thermal comfort typical houses wall ratio window to wall Winter performance