Overcoming problems in house energy ratings in temperate climates: A proposed new rating framework Kordjamshidi, Maria en_US King, Steve Earnest en_US 2021-11-25T13:43:44Z 2021-11-25T13:43:44Z 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper first demonstrates that an efficient design for a house in conditioned operation mode differs from that for the same house in the free-running operation mode, and that this is a primary reason for the inability of current energy based rating schemes to adequately assess the performance of passive design in a temperate climate. We examine the Australian Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme as an example of this problem. A new practical framework for a house rating scheme is then presented. In this proposed framework, the efficiency of a house design is evaluated with reference to its thermal performance in free-running mode, in addition to its projected energy loads in conditioned operation mode. The study uses simulation to evaluate the thermal performances of houses, and employs multiregression analysis to develop the framework. The reliability of proposed framework as compared to the current energy based rating scheme is demonstrated. By attributing more value to the performance of houses in the free-running than the conditioned operation, it is assumed that policy objectives for reducing energy demand for space heating and cooling in the residential building sector are more likely to be achieved. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0378-7788 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Residential buildings en_US
dc.subject.other Energy en_US
dc.subject.other Rating en_US
dc.subject.other Energy efficient en_US
dc.subject.other Thermal performance assessment en_US
dc.title Overcoming problems in house energy ratings in temperate climates: A proposed new rating framework en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.description.publisherStatement Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam Journal homepage: author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) - Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used en_US
unsw.identifier.doiPublisher en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 1 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Energy and Buildings en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 125-132 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 41 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Kordjamshidi, Maria en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation King, Steve Earnest, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW en_US School of Built Environment *
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