Journal article

Towards zero-energy buildings in China: A systematic literature review

Yaolin Lin, Shengli Zhong, Wei Yang, Xiaoli Hao, Chun-Qing Li

JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Zero-energy buildings have attracted interest worldwide as they consume less energy and can alleviate energy shortages caused by rapid economic development. This paper presents a review of the research and development regarding zero-energy buildings in China. First, it briefly introduces the evolution of the definition of zero-energy buildings and discusses the key influencing factors of such buildings in China. Then, envelope design, selection of mechanical and electrical equipment, and solar energy utilization aspects of zero-energy buildings are examined. Additionally, this paper discusses the development and application of zero-energy buildings in China, including project types, design m..

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Grants

Awarded by School of Environmental and Architecture, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is financially supported by School of Environmental and Architecture, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology under grant [1000307001].