Building form for cold climatic zones related to building envelope from heating energy conservation point of view

Gül Koçlar Oral*, Zerrin Yilmaz

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

One of the most important functions of a building by human beings is to provide thermally comfortable spaces for the users. Therefore, a great deal of artificial energy is consumed for heating to satisfy thermal requirements in cold zones. In order to satisfy thermal comfort and reduce heating energy consumption at the same time, building parameters affecting indoor climate should be determined properly during the design stage. Building form and building envelope are the most important parameters affecting indoor climate. Building form is an important determinant of total heat loss through the whole building envelope in cold climates. Therefore in this paper, a methodology to determine building form which provides minimum heat loss through the whole building envelope is introduced with its application for Erzurum region that representative city of Turkey for cold climatic zones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-388
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2003

Keywords

  • Building envelope
  • Building form
  • Energy conservation

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