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Architecture is a huge sector of energy consumption. According to some relevant statistics, it consumes nearly 40% of total energies in all industries globally. In recent decades, the whole world is in the presence of a severeenergy crisis, the conservation amount of fossil resources are decreasing continuously. Energy saving has been acompelling task for all human beings. Among all energies consumed by buildings, the buildings that haveexisted for a long term is a crucial section. Most of them were constructed in or before the middle of last centurywithout the consideration of energy efficiency design. And new buildings have a replacement ratio of 1% to 3%annually. Reducing the total energy loads caused by buildings, the existing ones will be a key. It is extremelynecessary to analyse the existing buildings to discover their weakness in energy efficiency for finding suitablemeasures to address the problems.
Author(s): Zhang J, Burford NK, Cheng B, Feng S, Zou F, Wang J, Wang Y
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology
Online publication date: 01/06/2018
Acceptance date: 01/06/2018
ISSN (electronic): 2277-9655
Publisher: Thomson Reuters
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