Correlation analysis between orientation and energy consumption of semi-underground ski slope in hot summer and cold winter region

Correlation analysis between orientation and energy consumption of semi-underground ski slope in hot summer and cold winter region

Zhi WuChengjun Tang Wei Zhang Wenjuan Liu 

3rd Construction Co, Ltd of China Construction 5th Engineering Bureau, Changsha 410004, China

School of Architecture, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China

Hunan Institute of Science and Technology, College of Civil Engineering & Architecture, Yueyang 414000, China

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10 October 2017
20 Febuary 2018
30 June 2018
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This paper aims to disclose the correlation between orientation and energy consumption of semi-underground ski slope (SUSS) in hot summer and cold winter region. For this purpose, the Design Builder software was adopted to simulate the energy consumption of a typical SUSS in the target region at different orientations. Through quantitative and qualitative analysis, it is concluded that the SUSS consumes more energy in summer than in winter; the energy consumption reaches the minimum at the azimuth of 300° and the maximum at 120°. The research findings lay a theoretical basis for the design standard and regulation of the SUSS and shed new light on the energy-saving design of buildings.


hot summer and cold winter region, semi-underground ski slope (SUSS), quantitative analysis, orientation, energy consumption

1. Introduction
2. Orientation and Energy Consumptions of Semi-Underground Ski Slope (Suss)
3. Quantitative Simulation of Suss Orientation and Energy Consumption
4. Conclusions

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