New paper: The effect of climate change on office building energy consumption in Japan
17 March 2016
Dr Ben Croxford (UCL IEDE Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environments) and Toshihiko Shibuya (Director of C.H.C. System Co. Ltd) have collaborated on a paper recently published in Energy and Buildings. The paper is entitled 'The effect of climate change on office building energy consumption in Japan'. Highlights of the paper include:
- Substantial reductions of energy consumption are expected if the full measures are implemented.
- The reduction rates differ in each location and each period due to regional climate characteristics and climate change.
- A brief economic analysis suggests that these measures could be competitive with nuclear power generation.
- Office buildings in Japan can reduce energy requirements and CO2 emissions without resorting to nuclear power generation.