Influence of climate change on air-conditioning load in Chinese residential buildings

Qing Yuan Zhang, Cheng Zhi Lou, Hongxing Yang

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The ambient temperature has been changing significantly in recent years due to global warming and urbanization. Solar radiation and other meteorological elements are also changing with the rapid industrialization in China. The influence of climate change on residential energy consumption in China, however, is not well known. In this paper, using historical weather observations and heating/cooling load models developed by the authors in the previous studies, heating and cooling loads in residential buildings in 10 Chinese cities were analyzed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-163
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Harbin Institute of Technology (New Series)
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007


  • Climate change
  • Cooling load
  • Heating load
  • Solar radiation
  • Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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