Equipment constitution and occupant behavior in a net zero energy house considering staying at home during power outages

Manae INABA, Jungmin KIM, Reina OKI, Mizuho AKIMOTO, Shin Ichi TANABE, Naomi MORITO

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Abstract

The number of disasters causing power outages has been increasing recently in Japan. The goal of this study is to propose equipment installation before and occupant behavior during the power outage in a net zero energy house (ZEH) by calculating the self-sufficient rate. This rate has been evaluated in terms of photovoltaic system capacity, storage battery capacity, and thermal insulation. Occupant behavior in the case of no storage battery and bad weather has also been proposed. Moreover, the economic efficiency of ZEH was calculated to prove the feasibility of the study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-120
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Volume86
Issue number779
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan

Keywords

  • Net Zero Energy House
  • Occupant behavior
  • Power Outage
  • Resilience
  • Self-sufficient rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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