Building underground offers a potential for a reduction in heating and cooling loads, in comparison to a similar above ground structure. The resulting energy savings over the life of the structure will be beneficial, both in terms of dollars, and in conservation of resources. However, this mode of construction is subject to technical and economic limitations. The limitations, as well as the potential energy saving processes of underground construction, are discussed with special emphasis placed on the soil properties, structural design and construction techniques... which may unfavourably affect the potential energy savings.
Hanna, A. M. and Evans, N., "Limitations of Underground Building as an Energy Alternative" (1980). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 232, pp. 191-197.
7th Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1980: Oct. 14-16, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Energy in Building Design
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16 Oct 1980