Attaining sustainable high-rise office buildings in warm-summer-cold-winter climates: a case study on Frankfurt

Hong, Yuanda and Deng, Wu and Ezeh, Collins I and Peng, Zhen (2019) Attaining sustainable high-rise office buildings in warm-summer-cold-winter climates: a case study on Frankfurt. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 14 (4). pp. 533-542. ISSN 1748-1325

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Abstract

Attaining sustainability in high-rise office buildings necessitates determining the major elements and their associating impacts on the energy performance of this building typology. This study investigates the impact of architectural and engineering features on the energy performance of high-rise office buildings within a warm-summer-cold-winter climate. A rectangular building plan form with a 1:1.44 plan ratio, vertical split core position and central atrium presented the best building performance. The plan form, core position and atrium effect accounted for 59, 30 and 11%, respectively, of an estimated 20.6% building energy savings. Furthermore, exploiting passive strategies founded on the climate and building features as defined by `PassivHaus’ standards further reduced the building energy usage.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: high-rise office; building energy saving; warm summer cold winter; Frankfurt
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > Department of Architecture and Built Environment
University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctz044
Depositing User: Wu, Cocoa
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2020 01:21
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2020 01:21
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/60038

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