A strategic study of energy efficient and hybrid energy system options for a multi-family building in Korea

J. Clarke, J. Hong, J. Kim, P. Strachan, I. Hwang, H. Li

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This study is to identify performance of energy efficiency measures and to match low-carbon and renewable energy (RE) systems supplies to demands in the context of multi-family residential buildings in Korea. An approach to the evaluation of the hybrid energy systems was investigated, including consideration of heat and power demand profiles, energy system combinations, building design options and strategies for matching supply to demand. The approach is encapsulated within an integrated software environment. Building energy simulation technology was exploited to make virtual energy use data. Low-carbon and RE system modelling techniques were used to predict energy supply profiles. A series of demand/supply matching-based analyses were made to identify the effect of energy efficient demand measures (e.g. roof-top gardens, innovative underfloor heating system) and evaluate the capacity utilisation factor from the hybrid energy systems. On the basis of performance information obtained at the conceptual design stage, the design team can pinpoint the most energy efficient demand/supply combination, and consequently, maximise the impact of hybrid energy systems adoption.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventEuroSun 2006 International Renewable Energy Conference - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jun 200630 Jun 2006


ConferenceEuroSun 2006 International Renewable Energy Conference
Abbreviated titleEuroSun 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • renewable energy
  • multi-family building
  • demand/supply matching
  • decision support systems
  • korea

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