A parametric simulation study on kinetic envelopes

Julian Wang, Liliana O. Beltrán, Jooghoon Kim

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Abstract

This simulation study reveals the nature of kinetic envelopes in terms of heating and cooling loads, and compares kinetic models and other three referenced models. This research first selected the small office prototype model created by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in accordance with the design and construction requirements of 90.1-2010. Second, we used jEPlus and Energyplus to conduct parametric simulation for the small office prototype model for the selected representative cities related to the different climatic zones in the U.S. Third, we compared the heating and cooling loads. The results showed: 1) Compared to other three referenced models, kinetic technologies significantly reduced heating and cooling loads and peak demands of buildings in the representative climates. 2) Kinetic windows played a more significant role of saving energy than the other elements in the four climates, and the savings were around two times as large as the savings of the highly-insulated glazing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication43rd ASES National Solar Conference 2014, SOLAR 2014, Including the 39th National Passive Solar Conference and the 2nd Meeting of Young and Emerging Professionals in Renewable Energy
PublisherAmerican Solar Energy Society
Pages1254-1258
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510801790
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event43rd ASES National Solar Conference 2014, SOLAR 2014, Including the 39th National Passive Solar Conference and the 2nd Meeting of Young and Emerging Professionals in Renewable Energy - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Jul 6 2014Jul 10 2014

Publication series

Name43rd ASES National Solar Conference 2014, SOLAR 2014, Including the 39th National Passive Solar Conference and the 2nd Meeting of Young and Emerging Professionals in Renewable Energy
Volume2

Other

Other43rd ASES National Solar Conference 2014, SOLAR 2014, Including the 39th National Passive Solar Conference and the 2nd Meeting of Young and Emerging Professionals in Renewable Energy
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period7/6/147/10/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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