Correlation between energy for air-conditioning and tall building design

T T LO, Chun-Ying CHU, K W KWOK, Kam Mei Kammy LAU

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This paper analyses the correlation between thermal energy load for air-conditioning and tall office buildings relating to building design to achieve the overall energy-conscious design. By using computer simulation on a hypothetical building in Hong Kong, numerical predictions of energy consumption on various aspects will be presented in simple but general, graphical forms. The conclusion will give guidelines on an optimal building design with regard to the total rate of energy expenditure. Although the analysis was done for Hong Kong, it can nevertheless be developed to account for different situations in other parts of the world. Copyright © 1990 Asia Trade Journals Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19, 22, 25, 29, 32
JournalHong Kong Engineer
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1990


Tall buildings
Air conditioning
Office buildings
Dynamic loads
Thermal energy
Energy utilization
Computer simulation


Lo, T. T., Chu, C.-Y., Kwok, K. W., & Lau, K. M. (1990). Correlation between energy for air-conditioning and tall building design. Hong Kong Engineer, 18(1), 19, 22, 25, 29, 32.