Indoor environment and energy consumption pattern of an experimental house with energy efficient design

Yu Ki Usami, Hiroshi Yoshino, Hanako Sugawara, Yoshimasa Makiko, Tetsuya Matsumoto

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Abstract

In order to clarify determine the energy consumption and the indoor environment of an experimental house with energy efficient design, measurements were taken since January 2006. The house is occupied twice a year, for a week each in summer and winter. Simulation was used to predict the energy consumption and indoor environment of the experimental house with a typical four-person family. The aim of this study is to understand the influence of energy efficient building design on energy consumption and indoor environment. The following conclusions are drawn from this investigation: (1) The fluctuation of indoor temperature was minimal, especially in winter when it is maintained at 20°C; (2) Energy consumption of the house was found to be 0.8 times the statistical value for the Tohoku district.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Built Environment
Pages287-292
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2007 Oct 282007 Oct 31

Publication series

NameIAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment
Volume3

Other

Other6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period07/10/2807/10/31

Keywords

  • Energy consumption
  • Energy efficient design
  • Experimental house
  • Field measurement
  • Indoor climate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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