Effectiveness of passive design strategies in responding to future climate change for residential buildings in hot and humid Hong Kong
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AbstractThe application of passive design strategies is crucial at the early architectural design stage for building energy use minimization. However, the time-varying effectiveness of passive design strategies in responding to future climate change in hot and humid climates are rather limited in the literature. This paper aims to examine the dynamic effectiveness of passive design strategies for residential buildings in Hong Kong under the context of future climate change. Using the newly developed hourly weather data and adaptive comfort standard model, the dynamic effectiveness of viable passive design strategies for residential buildings are evaluated over time in the 21st century by plotting Givoni building bio-climatic charts (BBCC) and simulation-based sensitivity analyses in a validated EnergyPlus model. Results show that solar protection strategies are still the highly sensitive strategies for building energy performance and the effectiveness of external windows’ airtightness is expected to increase up to 329% by the end of this century, whereas the cooling potential of ventilation utilization will significantly decrease over time. When the different combination of sensitive passive design parameters is implemented onto the baseline residential building model for different climate scenarios, the annual and peak cooling load can be reduced up to 56.7% and 64.5%, respectively.
Acceptance Date07/09/2020
All Author(s) ListSheng Liu, Yu Ting Kwok, Kevin Ka-Lun Lau, Wanlu Ouyang, Edward Ng
Journal nameEnergy and Buildings
Year2020
Month12
Volume Number228
PublisherElsevier
Article number110469
ISSN0378-7788
eISSN1872-6178
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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