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Impacts of Some Building Design Parameters on Heat Pump Applications
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One of the most important properties of a sustainable building is to provide thermal comfort conditions for users with a minimum heating and cooling energy consumption. Therefore, primary design parameters of building should be developed as providing the climatic comfort conditions and minimum energy consumption during the construction and use of the building. Building form is one of the important design parameters affecting the heating and cooling energy consumption in the building. In this study; in order to provide energy conservation and climatic comfort in buildings, an approach which aims to control the energy consumption of heat pumps by controlling decisions related to building design parameters have been developed. For this purpose, two different building forms (L and rectangular) which have the same floor area, exterior facade area, volume and optical and thermophysical properties of building envelope were examined in Ankara, Turkey by using a building simulation program, eQUEST. Key Words: Building Form, Heat Pump, Energy Conservation, Building Energy Simulation.
Erdim, B.; Manioglu, G. (2011). Impacts of Some Building Design Parameters on Heat Pump Applications. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from