School Design and Energy Efficiency
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Citation:Su, B. (2011). School design and energy efficiency. World Academy of Sciences. Proceedings of ICSBIE: International Conference on Sustainable Building and Infrastructure Engineering. 60 : 585-589.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2183
Auckland has a temperate climate with comfortable warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. An Auckland school normally does not need air conditioning for cooling during the summer and only need heating during the winter. The space hating energy is the major portion of winter school energy consumption and the winter energy consumption is major portion of annual school energy consumption. School building thermal design should focus on the winter thermal performance for reducing the space heating energy. A number of Auckland schools’ design data and energy consumption data are used for this study. This pilot study investigates the relationships between their energy consumption data and school building design data to improve future school design for energy efficiency.