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


KÜREKCİ N. A.

ENERGY AND BUILDINGS, cilt.118, ss.197-213, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 118
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.03.004
  • Dergi Adı: ENERGY AND BUILDINGS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.197-213

Özet

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.