Applied Thermal Engineering | VOL. 58
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Energy efficient residential house wall system

Publication Date Sep 1, 2013

Abstract

The energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission by the residential housing sector are considered to be one of the largest in economically developed countries. The larger energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission not only put additional pressure on finite fossil fuel resources but also cause global warming and climate change. Additionally, the residential housing sector will be consuming more energy as the house demand and average house floor area are progressively increasing. With currently used residential house wall systems, it is hard to reduce energy consumption for ongoing house space heating and cooling. A smart house wall envelope with optimal thermal masses and insulation materials is vital for reducing our increasing energy consumption. The major aim of this study is to investigate thermal performance and energy saving potential of a new house wall system for variable climate conditions. The thermal performance modelling was carried out using commercially developed software AccuRate®. The findings indicate that a notable energy savings can be accomplished if a smart house wall system is used.

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Residential Housing Sector Residential House Greenhouse Gas Emission Thermal Performance Modelling Energy Consumption Energy Consumption For Space Heating Increasing Energy Consumption House Wall House Demand Residential Sector

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