Journal article

The simulation analysis of a proposed ‘hydronic radiator’ system towards low cost housing operation in temperate and hot tropical climates

Masa Noguchi, Koonbeng Beng Ooi

Journal of Green Building | COLLEGE PUBLISHING | Published : 2020

Abstract

Fuel poverty is one of the global concerns affecting not only users’ financial capacity or affordability for maintaining housing operation but also the occupants’ health and wellbeing. Space heating and cooling require a relatively large amount of domestic energy use in housing. Therefore, this study was formed with the aim to propose an innovative approach to utilising free, clean renewable sources of energy applicable to the space heating and cooling of housing in both cold and hot regions. Accordingly, housing test facilities based in Melbourne, Australia, and Kuching, Malaysia, were selected and used for this study that examined the thermal performance of a proposed ‘hydronic radiator’ (..

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