Thermal environment in buildings
Urban net zero energy commercial buildings, are they possible?
Author: Shaan Cory
This paper examines the feasibility of refurbishing an existing office building to be a Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) in the Wellington City Central Business District.
Weather files and their influence on energy consumption in commercial buildings
Author: Anthony Gates
This report documents the process and analysis that has been undertaken to determine if two different standard weather files of the same location produce similar results of calculated energy consumption. The weather files that are used are the TMY (Typical Meteorological Year) and the TRY (Test Reference Year) which was developed in 2009 and 1993 respectively).
Thermal bridging in energy efficient wall details
Author: Scott Hohaia
The aim of this research is to investigate the relationship between thermal bridging and the overall thermal resistance of external wall construction.
Energy Consumption of department of conservation huts
Author: Lucy Brown
An embodied energy study has been conducted to determine the negative effects that The Department of Conservations standardized hut designs have on the natural environment and whether the material palette used in these designs can be altered to reduce the negative impact posed.
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