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      DESIGN OF A LOW-ENERGY ENVELOPE SYSTEM FOR AN APARTMENT BUILDING THROUGH AN INTEGRATED DESIGN PROCESS: A CASE STUDY

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          Abstract

          The potential to conserve energy in an apartment building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada through the implementation of an advanced envelope system was explored in this study. This paper illustrates the possibility in reducing energy demand through an integrated design process (IDP), where research outcomes were incorporated into the architectural design. Using the floor plan and schematics provided by the designer, a building energy model was established in an advanced simulation program to evaluate the performances of nine low-energy envelope design strategies in reducing the heating and cooling energy consumption. Through this study, it can be concluded that performing detailed energy simulations early in the design process to identify which low-energy envelope strategies can be omitted or substituted in the final envelope design is crucial in identifying the most effective strategies for improving energy performance. This study also demonstrates the potential of collaboration between academia and industry in generating high performance buildings.

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                Journal
                jgrb
                Journal of Green Building
                College Publishing
                1552-6100
                1943-4618
                1943-4618
                Summer 2011
                : 6
                : 3
                : 106-132
                Author notes

                1B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., LEED ®AP, (Corresponding author), Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, M5B2K3, Canada. Contact number: 001-416-505 5432. E-mail: kalongringo.ng@ 123456ryerson.ca .

                2B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Oxf., Ph.D., HKPU, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University. E-mail: zliao@ 123456ryerson.ca .

                3B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Dip Arch ARB (UK), LEED ®AP, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University. E-mail: mgorgo@ 123456ryerson.ca .

                4B.A.Sc., P.Eng., LEED ®AP, Building Engineering Team, Trow Associates Inc., 1595 Clark Boulevard, Brampton, ON, L6T 4V1, Canada. E-mail: leonard.gurunlian@ 123456trow.com .

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                jgb.6.3.106
                10.3992/jgb.6.3.106
                ©2011 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.

                Volumes 1-7 of JOGB are open access and do not require permission for use, though proper citation should be given. To view the licenses, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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                Pages: 27
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