Energy use and indoor environment in a sample of monitored domestic buildings in the UK

Cui, J., 2015. Energy use and indoor environment in a sample of monitored domestic buildings in the UK. In: M. Sarshar Driscoll, A. Ianakiev ORCID: 0000-0002-1413-8110 and B. Sertyesilisik, eds., Contemporary Trends in the Regenerative and Sustainable Built Environment:Technical and Managerial Aspects: workshop proceedings: Novel Energy for the Regenerative Built Environment: Technical and Managerial Aspects, 3-6 March 2014, Istanbul Technical Uni. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University: CADBE, pp. 9-17. ISBN 9780992887803

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This paper is based on the low-cost approaches and transferable techniques that were applied in a PhD reserch project on energy-related occupancy activities. The strengths of qualitative and quantitative research strategies were combined for the study of this socio-technical research topic. Long-term field measurement was conducted for data acquisition using self-configured monitoring schemes. Case study was selected as the research approach. Building characteristics and household features in each case study group were purposefully selected to deploy same-standard monitoring schemes. Comparable monitoring results were pre-processed following identical procedures to implement the selected data analysis methods. The inspection results provided the researcher and the associated project partners with a novel perspective to interpret the difference in actual energy consumption and indoor environment within and between the case study groups. The research methodology and moitoring approach are covered in this paper that also presents the macro-scale monitoring results of energy use and indoor environment in two case study groups. The micro-scale presentation and algorithm-based examination will be covered in other academic papers. This paper demonstrates the huge potential for some commonly applied building assessment methods to be improved by objectively considering currently overlooked aspects, such as the low-tech design and construction of heavy-weight thermal mass houses and the largely varied occupancy activities. Future work relating to the comparison of actual monitoring data with simulation results is pointed out at the end of the paper.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Cui, J.
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University: CADBE
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: 2015
ISBN: 9780992887803
Rights: Copyright © The Authors 2015.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 10 Mar 2016 16:17
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:25

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