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Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering >> 2009, Volume 3, Issue 2 doi: 10.1007/s11709-009-0018-1

Effect of natural resource on improving indoor thermal environment in Chongqing

Key Laboratory of The Three Gorges Reservoir Region’s Eco-Environment, Ministry of Education, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400030, China

Available online: 2009-06-05

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This paper analyzes the potential of natural resources to improve the indoor thermal environment in Chongqing through the statistical analysis of natural resources including solar energy, wind, water, and earth, etc. The building form, systems, and principle of usage of natural resources are briefly analyzed through the building site decision, building form design, and computer simulation, which will be the real reference for the design of building energy efficiency.

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