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Bayesian Calibration for Office-Building Heating and Cooling Energy Prediction Model (2022)
Journal Article
Cui, Y., Zhu, Z., Zhao, X., Li, Z., & Qin, P. (2022). Bayesian Calibration for Office-Building Heating and Cooling Energy Prediction Model. Buildings, 12(7), Article 1052. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12071052

Conventional building energy models (BEM) for heating and cooling energy-consumption prediction without calibration are not accurate, and the commonly used manual calibration method requires the high expertise of modelers. Bayesian calibration (BC) i... Read More about Bayesian Calibration for Office-Building Heating and Cooling Energy Prediction Model.

Theoretical and experimental study of a novel solar indirect-expansion heat pump system employing mini channel PV/T and thermal panels (2019)
Journal Article
Zhou, J., Zhu, Z., Zhao, X., Yuan, Y., Fan, Y., & Myers, S. (2020). Theoretical and experimental study of a novel solar indirect-expansion heat pump system employing mini channel PV/T and thermal panels. Renewable energy, 151, 674-686. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.11.054

This paper presents the investigation of a novel mini channel PV/T and thermal collectors combined heat pump system, using both experimental and theoretical methods. Data were produced under conditions typical for winter days in Lvliang, China. A sim... Read More about Theoretical and experimental study of a novel solar indirect-expansion heat pump system employing mini channel PV/T and thermal panels.

Operational performance of a novel fast-responsive heat storage/exchanging unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems (2019)
Journal Article
Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Li, J., Cheng, Y., Zhou, J., Yu, M., Li, G., Badiei, A., Du, Z., Ji, J., Zhu, Z., Ma, X., Bai, H., & Myers, S. (2020). Operational performance of a novel fast-responsive heat storage/exchanging unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems. Renewable energy, 151, 137-151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.11.007

In order for a solar heating system to provide heat immediately after sunrise, a fast response is needed to the heat demand of a serviced space. The majority of existing solar heating systems have a slow response time due to the large volume of water... Read More about Operational performance of a novel fast-responsive heat storage/exchanging unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems.

Modular Solar System for Building Integration (2019)
Book Chapter
Ren, G., Zhu, Z., Sun, Y., & Zhao, X. (2019). Modular Solar System for Building Integration. In X. Zhao, & X. Ma (Eds.), Advanced Energy Efficiency Technologies for Solar Heating, Cooling and Power Generation (143-163). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17283-1_5

© 2019, Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Building integrated solar systems, which means components of solar thermal collectors and/or solar photovoltaics (PV) are completely integrated with building envelopes, can potentially provide additional functi... Read More about Modular Solar System for Building Integration.

Analytical and experimental study of an innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel-panels-array for a solar-powered rural house space heating system (2019)
Journal Article
Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Li, G., Cheng, Y., Zhou, J., Yu, M., Du, Z., Ji, J., Zhu, Z., Diallo, T., & Ma, X. (2019). Analytical and experimental study of an innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel-panels-array for a solar-powered rural house space heating system. Energy, 171, 566-580. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.01.049

This paper presents a combined analytical and experimental study of an innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel-panels-array applicable to a solar-powered rural house space heating system. This array, compared to the traditional one-to-on... Read More about Analytical and experimental study of an innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel-panels-array for a solar-powered rural house space heating system.

Cases of energy system in a green building in UK (2018)
Book Chapter
Zhao, X., Ma, X., Xu, P., Thierno, D., Zhu, Z., & Zhou, J. (2018). Cases of energy system in a green building in UK. In R. Wang, & X. Zhai (Eds.), Handbook of Energy Systems in Green Buildings (1741-1794). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-49120-1_15

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018. This chapter gives an overview of the current development of the indirect evaporative cooling technologies, PV and PV/T solar energy systems, natural ventilation systems, heat recovery systems, and low-energ... Read More about Cases of energy system in a green building in UK.

Assessment of the technical potential for multifunction building zero-carbon renovation with EnergyPlus (2012)
Journal Article
Zhu, Z. (2014). Assessment of the technical potential for multifunction building zero-carbon renovation with EnergyPlus. International journal of low carbon technologies, 9(3), 178-188. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/cts066

Energy consumed in the building field accounts for 30-40% of social energy consumption in the entire world. The energy used in office-educational buildings, especially in developed countries, takes up a large proportion, because of the high occupant... Read More about Assessment of the technical potential for multifunction building zero-carbon renovation with EnergyPlus.