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Improved quality of the thermal environment in hostel buildings will have a constructive role in the health, learning and overall productivity of student’s activities. We, therefore, conducted a thermal comfort field study in two mid-rise naturally ventilated (NV) hostel buildings during rainy...
Surveys were delivered to the occupants of two university buildings in Sydney Australia to collect occupant perceptions related with energy use and the impact of the ‘green’ rating in occupant behaviour. Overall, 100 surveys were delivered in a 6-star building, rated according to the...
In this study, the influence of phase change materials (PCM) on the thermal behaviour of concrete sandwich panels was investigated. Sandwich panels are known for their high thermal efficiency however, this research proposed the integration of a PCM concrete layer to maximize the ability of PCM...
The present paper investigates the energy savings associated with the implementation of retrofitting measures on Irish residential buildings. A detached residential dwelling, representative of approximately 40% of the residential stock in Ireland, was selected as experimental test bed. The...
Smart grid is providing new opportunities and techniques for supplying high energy demand of the ever growing energy industry. One-third of the total energy demand comes from the residential sector. A new frontier in this field is the Energy Management Systems being designed for the futuristic...
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