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Analysing the problems of building energy efficiency in China, and resolution method exploration, experimentation.

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Neil Burford


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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.

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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

Year: 2018

Volume: 7

Issue: 6

Pages: 209-240

Online publication date: 01/06/2018

Acceptance date: 01/06/2018

ISSN (electronic): 2277-9655

Publisher: Thomson Reuters


DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1284160


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