Simulation of energy use for single-compartment buildings in Hong Kong

Wan Ki Chow, S. K. Fong

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This paper reports on the use of energy in single compartments in Hong Kong, calculated by the building performance simulation program BLAST 3.0. Effects of volume and geometrical shape of the compartments on the estimated annual energy requirements are studied. The program is suitable for use as an engineering design tool for energy estimations, including the selection of HVAC systems for a commercial building. In running the package, a climatic data-file compiled for a typical meteorological year in Hong Kong was used. Three types of rectangular compartment of volumes varying from 4000 m3to 40 000 m3were considered. The use of energy in buildings with concrete roofs is compared with cases with glass roofs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Energy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Energy
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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