Assessing the Energy Performance of Low-Rise Modularised Lightweight Steel-Framed Residential Buildings in China: Case Study of a Shanghai Suburb

Y. Yang*, M. Cimillo, J. Hao, D. Chow, P. S. Yap, H. Zhang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The development of low-rise modularised lightweight steel-framed (MLSF) residential buildings in China has significant potential to contribute to the country’s effort to reduce energy consumption. However, to fully realise this potential, it is crucial to assess the energy performance of these buildings and identify opportunities for further optimisation. This paper elucidates the main factors in the energy performance of low-rise MLSF residential buildings and presents a case study in suburban Shanghai, in China’s hot-summer-cold-winter (HSCW) zone. The preliminary results indicated that optimised building envelope thermal performance could significantly improve the energy efficiency of MLSF buildings, leading to a reduction of up to 40% in total energy and up to 68% in heating energy compared to the latest baseline standard. This paper advances the understanding of the energy performance of low-rise MLSF residential buildings in China and provides valuable insights to promote energy-efficient building practices in the HSCW zone.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards a Carbon Neutral Future - The Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Structures
EditorsKonstantinos Papadikis, Cheng Zhang, Shu Tang, Engui Liu, Luigi Di Sarno
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages25-32
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789819979646
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event3rd International Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Structures, ICSBS 2023 - Suzhou, China
Duration: 17 Aug 202320 Aug 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume393
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Structures, ICSBS 2023
Country/TerritoryChina
CitySuzhou
Period17/08/2320/08/23

Keywords

  • Energy performance
  • Low-rise modularised lightweight steel-framed
  • Residential buildings
  • Thermal performance

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