An exhaustive parametric study on major passive design strategies of a typical high-rise residential building in Hong Kong

Xi Chen, Hongxing Yang

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Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license. This paper presents a comprehensive sensitivity analysis (SA) of the typical High-rise residential building in Hong Kong. A generic building model is constructed with proposed natural ventilation strategies subject to the examination of thermal comfort criteria. The numerical modelling exhaustively investigate the thermal and energy responses based on the variation of different passive design parameters. The parametric studies with respect to multiple output indices are able to prove that the window solar heat gain coefficient is the most influential architectural design factor. Different thermal comfort models including the Adaptive Comfort Standard (ACS) and Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) are compared in estimating the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) for the generic building. It is believed that sensitivity analysis benefit the identification of important inputs to facilitate further optimization of the building performance in initial plan stages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-753
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
EventApplied Energy Symposium and Summit on Low-Carbon Cities and Urban Energy Systems, CUE 2015 - Fuzhou, China
Duration: 15 Nov 201517 Nov 2015


  • Mixed-mode ventilation
  • Passive design
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Thermal comfort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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