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Decoupling of building energy use and climate

Mohareb, E. A. ORCID:, Kennedy, C. A., Harvey, L. D. D. and Pressnail, K. D. (2011) Decoupling of building energy use and climate. Energy and Buildings, 43 (10). pp. 2961-2963. ISSN 0378-7788

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2011.06.032


Energy use intensity (EUI) and climate have a well documented correlation, which is generally applied in building energy management. Green buildings have sought to greatly reduce energy consumption and a number of examples are documented in the literature. A sample of high performance buildings constructed in a variety of global locations is analyzed here, and provides evidence that measures to reduce energy consumption have reduced EUI to the point where its correlation with heating degree days is no longer apparent. This result suggests that end-user behaviour is the next major hurdle in lowering the energy consumption of greener buildings.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment > Energy and Environmental Engineering group
ID Code:44989

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