Attaining sustainable high-rise office buildings in warm-summer-cold-winter climates: A case study on Frankfurt

Yuanda HONG, Wu Deng, Collins I. Ezeh, Zhen PENG

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Abstract

Attaining sustainability in high-rise office buildings necessitates determining the major elements and their associating impacts on the energy performance of this building typology. This study investigates the impact of architectural and engineering features on the energy performance of high-rise office buildings within a warm-summer-cold-winter climate. A rectangular building plan form with a 1:1.44 plan ratio, vertical split core position and central atrium presented the best building performance. The plan form, core position and atrium effect accounted for 59, 30 and 11%, respectively, of an estimated 20.6% building energy savings. Furthermore, exploiting passive strategies founded on the climate and building features as defined by 'PassivHaus' standards further reduced the building energy usage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-542
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Building energy saving
  • Frankfurt
  • High-rise office
  • Warm summer cold winter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Environmental Science (all)

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