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Energies 2015, 8(4), 2788-2802; doi:10.3390/en8042788

The Effects of Envelope Design Alternatives on the Energy Consumption of Residential Houses in Indonesia

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Department of Civil Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan/1, University Road, Tainan 701, Taiwan
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Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan/1, University Road, Tainan 701, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Hossam A. Gabbar
Received: 1 November 2014 / Revised: 4 March 2015 / Accepted: 3 April 2015 / Published: 13 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Conservation in Infrastructures)
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As an emerging country and one of the most populous countries in the world, Indonesia requires a sufficient energy supply to ensure the nation’s continued development. In response to this increasing energy demand, various studies have proposed energy-saving measures; building envelope design is considered to be a typical energy-saving technique. A significant goal in achieving greener buildings is learning how to reduce a building’s energy consumption by applying an efficient energy-saving design. This study used the eQUEST software to investigate how different types of roof construction, glazing and sun-shading techniques affect the energy consumption of residential structures in Indonesia in common scenarios. The results indicate that window shading has the most significant impact on a building’s overall energy consumption, followed by the use of an appropriate glazing, whereas the roof type produced smaller energy efficiency benefits. View Full-Text
Keywords: Indonesia; energy; building; energy consumption; energy savings Indonesia; energy; building; energy consumption; energy savings
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Setiawan, A.F.; Huang, T.-L.; Tzeng, C.-T.; Lai, C.-M. The Effects of Envelope Design Alternatives on the Energy Consumption of Residential Houses in Indonesia. Energies 2015, 8, 2788-2802.

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