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Sustainability 2018, 10(7), 2554; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072554

Study on Policy Marking of Passive Level Insulation Standards for Non-Residential Buildings in South Korea

Building and Urban Research Institute, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, Ilsan 10223, Korea
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Received: 5 July 2018 / Revised: 18 July 2018 / Accepted: 18 July 2018 / Published: 20 July 2018
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This study presented a methodology and process to establish a passive level for policy making of building energy in South Korea. A passive level in Korea specified in the 2017 Roadmap for non-residential buildings, which was 15 kWh/m2·year, was defined as the heating energy requirement to strengthen the building energy saving design standards, which were typical building energy regulations in Korea. This study also presented insulation standards of roofs, floors, outer walls, and windows in Pyeongchang, Seoul, Gwangju, and Jeju, which were represented cities of four zones in Korea (Middle 1, Middle 2, Southern, and Jeju). Furthermore, the study results were extended to 66 cities around the nation to calculate the heating energy requirements and a severely cold region was added to existing three regions (Middle, Southern, and Jeju) to extend this to four regions (Middle 1, Middle 2, Southern, and Jeju). Afterwards, insulation standards for four represented regions were presented to derive a measure that minimized an energy loss through outer walls or windows in buildings. Finally, this study derived that a return of investment can be achieved in 10 years, which was determined through the comprehensive economic feasibility analysis due to strengthening insulation performances, proving the rationalization of the legal strengthening. View Full-Text
Keywords: passive building; building energy policy; insulation standards; building energy; building energy requirement; energy benefit passive building; building energy policy; insulation standards; building energy; building energy requirement; energy benefit
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Kim, Y.; Yu, K.-H. Study on Policy Marking of Passive Level Insulation Standards for Non-Residential Buildings in South Korea. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2554.

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