A new approach to calculation of energy demand and amount of emission according to different indoor temperature

Erturk M., Oktay Z., COSKUN C., Kilic G. A., DASDEMIR A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GLOBAL WARMING, vol.7, no.3, pp.395-408, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijgw.2015.069370
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.395-408
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, annual, monthly and hourly ambient temperature distributions are determined and analysed for Karabuk . For each month of the year, variance of outdoor air temperature, monthly and seasonal heating degree hour (HDH) values are calculated according to 11 different indoor reference temperature (18 degrees C to 28 degrees C), and the resulting coefficient of determination indicates high correlation as R-2 = 0.998. By considering HDH values, three kinds of fossil energy resources, (coal, natural gas, fuel-oil), annual unit area fuel needs, amount of carbon-dioxide and sulphur-dioxide. When indoor temperature is chosen 19 degrees C instead of 18 degrees C for coal, annual CO2 emission increases by 8.7%. On the other hand, 24 degrees C indoor temperature, rate of increase reaches to 53.2%. This study is first in the literature to investigate the effect of three kinds of fuel's energy impact on environment in the case of different indoor reference temperature for heating.