Net-Zero Energy Technical Shelter

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Technical shelters are the basic structures for storing electronic and technical equipment, and commonly used for telecommunication base station, windmill, gas station, etc. Due to their high internal heat load density and special operation schedule, they consume more energy than normal residential or commercial buildings. On the other hand, it is a big challenge to power the technical shelter in remote area where the grids are either not available or the expansion of grid is expensive. In order to minimize the energy consumption and obtain a reliable and cost-efficient power solution for technical shelter, this study will apply the net-zero energy concept into the technical shelter design. The energy conservation can be achieved by proper design of building envelop and optimization of the cooling strategies. Both experiments and numerical simulations are carried out to investigate the indoor environment and energy performance of the technical shelter. Finally, a wind-solar hybrid energy system is designed as an alternative power solution for technical shelter, in order to achieve a net-zero energy target.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning : Volume 2: HVAC&R Component and Energy System
EditorsAngui Li, Yingxin Zhu, Yuguo Li
Place of PublicationXi'an, China
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-39580-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-39581-9
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventThe 8th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - Xi’an, China
Duration: 19 Oct 201321 Oct 2013
Conference number: 8


ConferenceThe 8th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning


  • Technical shelter
  • Net-zero energy
  • Building envelope
  • Ventilative cooling
  • Hybrid energy system


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