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Energies 2017, 10(10), 1506; doi:10.3390/en10101506

Energy Demand Reduction in the Residential Building Sector: A Case Study of Korea

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Department of Architecture, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
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Department of Housing and Interior Design, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Korea
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Received: 27 August 2017 / Revised: 9 September 2017 / Accepted: 25 September 2017 / Published: 28 September 2017
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This study sought to examine ways of reducing energy demands in the residential building sector by measuring energy usage and associated factors in Bundang District. This District represents the first phase of new towns in the Seoul metropolitan region to implement current polices directed at climate change. The majority of residential buildings in this district were constructed between 1991 and 1995, prior to the announcement of the integrated building design criteria directed at saving energy and intensifying thermal transmittance. The proportion of small households was increased by almost 40% from 2000 to 2010. Further, a number of weather records have been broken in the last two decades. These changes are strongly related to energy consumption patterns and trends; however, current polices, acts, and regulations do not sufficiently address these issues. This study suggests building energy-saving strategies that: (i) improve energy performance in existing buildings; (ii) strengthen building design criteria to address climate change issues, especially in relation to design and construction; and (iii) offer a framework to revitalize Korea’s energy-savings policies. View Full-Text
Keywords: residential building; energy demand reduction; building deterioration; historical temperature trends; case study residential building; energy demand reduction; building deterioration; historical temperature trends; case study
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