The Natural Primary Type of Energy-Saving in Changangtang Ancient Village in Huadu District, Guangzhou
Taking Changangtang ancient village in Guangzhou as a case, this paper investigated the village location, the village layout, as well as building structures and building materials regarding their contributions to energy saving. It is found that the location and the surrounding of artificial river system form natural energy-saving environment, the overall layout of “comb pattern” complies to the local predominant wind direction in summer which go further in reducing the energy consumption in building, the courtyard enhances the ventilation and lighting, and the "Black brick with loam brick inside " form of material for wall, materials used for roofs, and dimensions of doors and windows all contribute to energy-saving.
Xingkuan Wu and Hao Xie
L. Lin et al., "The Natural Primary Type of Energy-Saving in Changangtang Ancient Village in Huadu District, Guangzhou", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 224, pp. 229-234, 2011