Research on energy consumption of urban apartment buildings in China

Laing Yu, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Hiroshi Yoshino, Wetjun Gao

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At present, the energy consumption in China has greatly increased with the rapid economic development annually, especially in residential sector. The objective of this research was to grasp the energy consumption situation of residential buildings in China. A questionnaire survey was done in northeast, middle and east of China, and this survey will plan to spread to the whole country. The questionnaire survey included the characteristics of the investigated buildings, the monthly energy consumption and the present use conditions of household electronic appliances. In this paper, the results of the survey were reported, and the heating consumption situation was analyzed using Typical Meteorological Year data of China by the numerical simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-190
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering
Issue number624
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Energy consumption
  • Measurement survey
  • Questionnaire survey
  • Residential buildings
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering


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