Determination of optimum insulation thickness for building walls by using heating and cooling degree-day values of all Turkey's provincial centers


ENERGY AND BUILDINGS, vol.118, pp.197-213, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 118
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.03.004
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY AND BUILDINGS
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-213
  • Keywords: Optimum insulation thickness, Energy saving, Heating and cooling degree-day value, EXTERNAL WALLS, ENERGY, CLIMATE, RESPECT, REGIONS


The energy requirement of developing countries such as Turkey increase every single year. The energy consumption of this country is divided into four main sectors: industrial, residential, transportation and agriculture. The residential sector accounts for 33% of used energy. Uninsulated old buildings, as well as inadequate insulation in new construction poses massive economic burden to this country, forcing it to over-rely on fuels from abroad.