Climate Responsive Buildings in China

M. Haase, A. Amato, Per Heiselberg

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There is a global need for a more sustainable building development. About 50% of energy is used in buildings indicating that buildings provide a considerable potential for operational energy savings. Studies were conducted with the following objectives:

to perform a state-of-the-art review of responsive building elements, of integrated building concepts and of environmental performance assessment methodsto improve and optimize responsive building elementsto develop and optimize new building concepts with integration of responsive building elements, HVAC-systems as well as natural and renewable energy strategiesto develop guidelines and procedures for estimation of environmental performance of responsive building elements and integrated building concepts

This paper introduces the ideas of this collaborative work within the framework of the Annex44 of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and discusses its usefulness for Hong Kong and China. Special focus was put on the description of the different climates in China and a detailed analysis revealed its potential for energy conservation strategies. It could be shown that Natural Ventilation (NV) has the potential to increase thermal comfort up to 29% (in Taipei).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSichuan - Hong Kong Joint Symposium 2006, Chengdu, June 30 - July 1, 2006.
Number of pages11
Publication date2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventSichuan - Hong Kong Joint Symposium - Chengdu, China
Duration: 30 Jun 20061 Jul 2006


ConferenceSichuan - Hong Kong Joint Symposium


  • Building design
  • Integrated building concepts
  • Simulation
  • Renewable energy


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