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Title: Energy performance of residential buildings in Singapore
Authors: Chua, K.J. 
Chou, S.K. 
Keywords: Cooling energy requirement
Energy performance
Envelope thermal transfer value
Residential buildings
Issue Date: Feb-2010
Citation: Chua, K.J., Chou, S.K. (2010-02). Energy performance of residential buildings in Singapore. Energy 35 (2) : 667-678. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Energy consumption of buildings takes up about a third of Singapore's total electricity production. In this paper, we present a pioneering study to investigate the energy performance of residential buildings. Beginning with an energy survey of households, we established the air-conditioning usage patterns and modelled residential buildings for computer simulations. An ETTV equation for residential buildings was developed. Employing this equation, we demonstrated how to achieve improved energy efficiency in residential buildings. Two types of residential buildings, namely, point block and slab block, were modelled and parametric runs performed. ETTV impacts the energy consumption of residential buildings and thus lowering the ETTV will result in reduced building heat load. Results from the developed equation showed that a unit decrease in ETTV resulted in 4% and 3.5% reduction in annual cooling energy for point block and slab block residential buildings, respectively. In addition, a set of simple energy and load estimating equations were developed using computer simulation and local climatic data. These equations provided a means of estimating the annual cooling energy consumption of residential buildings in Singapore. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Energy
ISSN: 03605442
DOI: 10.1016/
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