Energy Consumption Characteristics and Evaluation of Thermal Insulation Performance in Accordance with Built Year of Apartment Complex

공동주택의 준공연도에 따른 단열성능 평가 및 에너지소비 특성에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2014.04.18
  • Accepted : 2014.06.23
  • Published : 2014.06.30


Studies have shown that the thermal performance of buildings changes depending on the year of construction completion. It leads to increased energy consumption of buildings and significant financial burden on users. Thus, this study has calculated the thermal insulation performance of 86 apartments quantitatively, using temperature difference ratio and sensible heat flux. Also, energy consumption characteristics depending on the year of construction completion and thermal insulation performance were analyzed by comparatively analyzing the results of insulation performance evaluation and heating costs. The analysis results are as follows. As for thermal insulation performance, it was around 70% lower in the apartments completed before 1985, compared to apartments completed after 2010. As for heating costs, the apartments with the highest heating cost incurred 1.5 higher heating cost than the apartment with the lowest heating cost. In terms of the insulation performance evaluation, the difference was 2.5-fold.


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