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Title: IMPACT OF BUILDING MORPHOLOGY ON THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
Authors: NEO WEN QING VANESSA
Keywords: Energy consumption
Residential
Building morphology factors
Orientation
Building heights
Building shapes
Issue Date: 15-Nov-2021
Citation: NEO WEN QING VANESSA (2021-11-15). IMPACT OF BUILDING MORPHOLOGY ON THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Global warming is one of the biggest threats faced in the twenty-first century, caused by the release of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) into the atmosphere. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the effects of climate change may have a greater impact on Singapore. To reduce the energy consumption of Singapore, the optimum building morphology factors for residential buildings can be explored for future structures. The dissertation hypotheses are as follows: 1) Building shapes do not have a significant relationship with energy consumption; 2) Building heights do not have a significant relationship with energy consumption; 3) Orientation of the building does not have a significant relationship with energy consumption. The residential halls within the National University of Singapore were studied to investigate the relationship and impact of building morphology factors on energy consumption. The correlation coefficient was used to identify the relationship between morphology factors and energy consumption. Then, simulations were run to study the impact of building morphologies on energy consumption. The building orientation, shapes, and height are among the building morphology factors examined in this study. The results suggested that building heights have the lowest correlation coefficient (0.1) and impact (0.34 %) on energy consumption, and buildings shapes have the highest correlation coefficient (0.5) and impact (4.58 %). In addition, compact buildings with a lower floor-to-floor height and north-south facing consume lesser energy. In conclusion, the findings have proved the hypotheses true. Due to the limitations of the study, the findings within the report need to be interpreted with caution.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/210220
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