What is the impact of component optimization as per ECBC on sensible cooling loads of office building in composite climate?
What is this graphic showing? Describe the different parts of the graphic and how it communicates the data.
The graphic shows the percentage & comparative reduction in sensible cooling load per m2 due to alterations in 3 envelope components: Glass, Wall, Roof. In the design cases, each component was altered as per ECBC (Energy conservation building code) compliance, individually and their corresponding effect on sensible cooling reduction is observed.
What type of graphic is this?
- Building Materials
- Glass U-value / SHGC
Is this part of the ASHRAE-209 cycle?
- Cycle 1 Simple Box Model
What tools were used for the simulation analysis?
- Design Builder
What tools did you use to create the graphic?
- Adobe Photoshop
What was successful and/or unique about the graphic in how it communicates information?
This graphic clearly represents both individual and comparative reduction in annual sensible cooling loads in an understandable and legible way. These values can be easily translated into the format of energy consumption and cost effectiveness as well, which is accepted by the masses. The graphic is both communicative and informative.
Is there anything else you would like to mention?
The primary input for the analysis is a Base case with primal envelope specifications as that in a basic construction including: • U-value for wall. • U-value and SRI for roof • U-value, SHGC and WWR for glass To standardize the comparison, the same parameters were individually made ECBC compliant. ECBC stands for Energy Conservation Building Code.
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