Performance evaluation of five customized model houses in Japan by annual measurements: Improving the performance of air-based solar system in detached houses via maximum utilization of available solar energy, Part 1

Tatsuya Karube, Shuya Morita, Kozo Takase, Youngjin Choi, Tomohiro Yamamoto, Hideaki Yoshida, Masayuki Mae, Takashi Inoue, Hyunwoo Roh

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Abstract

In this paper, we planned five model houses with air-based solar system for each climate zone defined by Japanese energy-saving standard and later evaluate their annual performances by measurement. To improve the thermal comfort and reduce energy use, the insulation level was raised beyond the Japanese energy-standard levels. In addition, we adopted some energy-saving techniques e.g. using bottled water as heat storage medium. The annual measurements showed excellent improvements in the energy-saving performance of each house compared with the energy-saving standard model in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)789-799
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Volume82
Issue number739
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering

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