A Comparative Analysis for the Energy Performance of the Prefabricated Residential Modular Spaces

주거용 조립식 단위공간의 유형별 에너지성능 분석

  • Received : 2017.09.24
  • Accepted : 2017.10.23
  • Published : 2017.10.31


Purpose: Prefabricated modular space such as a container construction has recently been interested unlike the conventional construction method, and their scale have expanded from small buildings such as cafes, houses and pensions to shopping centers, complex cultural spaces where shows and exhibitions are possible doing. In this way, the container is in the spotlight as an advantage such as mobility, flexibility, correspondence, economic efficiency, recyclability and so on. However, there are no specific guidelines and standard design methods in aspects of structural calculation, functional insulation and environmental configuration. Therefore, as the first step to resolve these problems, this study has focused on the field of environmental performance of container construction, presented appropriate guidelines and searched ways to improve performances. Method: For this study, seven types of the modular building were chosen and compared, and their energy performances have been analyzed using a proven simulation tool. Essential methodology and terminology were examined to estimate and judge their efficiency. Result: In conclusion, energy performances depend on specific configuration of combined unit spaces, and design guidelines cold be set up for promoting their use in the practical field.


Grant : Implementation of Building Facade Modules Based on Colorful Semi-transparent Solar Cells towards Urban Surroundings

Supported by : Ministry of Land and Transport Affairs of Korean Government


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