The Prediction of Fuel and Energy Consumption by Using Degree-days Method for Residential Buildings in Denizli
International Journal of Materials Science and Applications
Volume 5, Issue 6-1, December 2016, Pages: 6-10
Received: Jun. 13, 2016;
Accepted: Jun. 21, 2016;
Published: Jul. 9, 2016
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Ö. Altan Dombaycı, Department of Material Science and Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Pamukkale University, Kinikli, Denizli, Turkey
Harun Kemal OZTURK, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Pamukkale University, Kinikli, Denizli, Turkey
Energy analysis has an important role on optimum design of HVAC systems of buildings. Although there are different energy analysis methods, degree-days method is the easiest and the most reliable one for energy analysis of residential buildings. The main objective of this paper is to present case study for the prediction of total coal and energy consumption by using degree-days method for Denizli, Turkey. On degree-days method, hourly temperature values were used in order to obtain more definite results. This paper is considered at two steps. In the first step, depending on the number of residences, total coal and energy consumptions for uninsulated buildings were predicted for 16, 18, 20, and 22°C base temperatures in 2010, 2015, 2020 and 2023. For the second step, assuming the buildings are insulated (polystyrene for external wall and glass wool for roof), total coal and energy consumptions were predicted for the same base temperatures in the same years. The total coal consumption of insulated buildings for 22°C base temperatures in 2010 is 29% lower than the prediction of the total coal consumption of uninsulated buildings for 16°C base temperatures in the same year.
Ö. Altan Dombaycı,
Harun Kemal OZTURK,
The Prediction of Fuel and Energy Consumption by Using Degree-days Method for Residential Buildings in Denizli, International Journal of Materials Science and Applications. Special Issue: Energy and Materials.
Vol. 5, No. 6-1,
2016, pp. 6-10.
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