Auckland has a temperate climate with comfortable
warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. An Auckland school
normally does not need air conditioning for cooling during the
summer and only need heating during the winter. The space hating
energy is the major portion of winter school energy consumption and
the winter energy consumption is major portion of annual school
energy consumption. School building thermal design should focus
on the winter thermal performance for reducing the space heating
energy. A number of Auckland schools- design data and energy
consumption data are used for this study. This pilot study
investigates the relationships between their energy consumption data
and school building design data to improve future school design for
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