Next Article in Journal
Houses Based on Wood as an Ecological and Sustainable Housing Alternative—Case Study
Next Article in Special Issue
Built Form and Community Building in Residential Neighbourhoods: A Case Study of Physical Distance in Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous Article in Journal
Exploring the Relationship between Prior Knowledge on Rain Gardens and Supports for Adopting Rain Gardens Using a Structural Equation Model
Previous Article in Special Issue
Walled Buildings, Sustainability, and Housing Prices: An Artificial Neural Network Approach
Article Menu
Issue 5 (May) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sustainability 2018, 10(5), 1501; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10051501

Energy Performance of a Light Wood-Timber Structured House in the Severely Cold Region of China

1
and
2,*
1
Department of Architecture, School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
2
Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering, School of Architecture, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150006, China
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 14 February 2018 / Revised: 21 April 2018 / Accepted: 7 May 2018 / Published: 9 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Collection Sustainable Built Environment)
Full-Text   |   PDF [10594 KB, uploaded 9 May 2018]   |  

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine the energy performance of a timber structured house built in Harbin, a severely cold region of China. The research team conducted a field test on the house that lasted three months (15 January–15 April 2008). The test included the winter heating energy consumption, average indoor temperature and relative humidity, building heat storage capacity, heat transfer coefficient of the wall, total air volume of air-conditioning system, etc. The test results showed that the total heating was calculated to be 73,240.59 MJ in winter. Thermal imaging tests were carried out on the house and found no obvious thermal defects such as thermal bridges. In conclusion, the timber structured house has a good level of building energy conservation and would provide a good exemplary for green building design and construction in similar severely cold regions in the world. View Full-Text
Keywords: timber structured house; severely cold region; energy consumption; energy conservation; energy efficiency timber structured house; severely cold region; energy consumption; energy conservation; energy efficiency
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Zhen, M.; Zhang, B. Energy Performance of a Light Wood-Timber Structured House in the Severely Cold Region of China. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1501.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top