An Energy and Economic Comparison of Building Envelope Types in Ankara

Shorbagı, Mustafa Ibrahım
Çakmaklı, Ayşem Berrin
One aim of sustainable design may be, “to protect important resources such as energy from depletion and the reduction of the release of poisonous gasses, such as CO2 , to the atmosphere”. For this purpose, buildings which are a major cause of energy resource wastage must be designed in such a way to avoid such energy losses. In developing countries like Turkey, where much energy is exported to satisfy her needs, necessary methods of energy reduction were required. Thus regulations such as the TS 825 (Turkish Standard) updated in 2008, had to be forwarded that dictated the following of a maximum U-Value (Thermal Transmittance) that satisfied different building envelope elements. In Turkey, energy losses occurred in the industry, building, transportation, and agriculture sectors with the building sector contributing to much of the losses. This paper deals with the temperate cold dominated climate of Ankara, which necessitated the construction of buildings that have to consume less energy to heat their interiors. Thus conservation of space heating constituted a major requirement of achieving energy efficiency. This paper investigates the building envelope of an apartment floor (three flats) in Etlik district in Ankara. The investigation consisted of a study of three different options of walls with different configurations and three different options of windows with different properties. All options were simulated using an energy oriented software, Design Builder, with the results documented and analyzed in the conclusion.
An Energy and Economic Comparison of Building Envelope Types in Ankara", II. International Sustainable Buildings Symposium 2015, Ankara, Türkiye, 28 - 30 Mayıs 2015


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M. I. Shorbagı and A. B. Çakmaklı, “An Energy and Economic Comparison of Building Envelope Types in Ankara,” presented at the An Energy and Economic Comparison of Building Envelope Types in Ankara”, II. International Sustainable Buildings Symposium 2015, Ankara, Türkiye, 28 - 30 Mayıs 2015, Ankara, Türkiye, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: