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Analysis Of The Determining Parameters Of Energy Efficiency On Residential Buildings In The Mediterranean Climate

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO110331

Volume

144

Pages

11

Page Range

377 - 387

Published

2011

Size

2,743 kb

Author(s)

A. Pastor, F. García-Alonso, J. A. Reyes & Y. Villacampa

Abstract

In order to maintain a reasonable standard of living and comfort, society is dependent on using very high levels of energy. The challenge is to pursue sustainable development while maintaining the level of activity, transformation and progress in every productive sector. In this paper, the influence of every parameter that determinates the energy requirements of heating and cooling in residential buildings will be studied, evaluating the thermal performance of building solutions, the treatment of gaps, control and reduction of solar radiation devices, thermal bridges and ventilation, etc. In addition, there will be an analysis of the factors that optimize the performance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and domestic hot water systems and integration of renewables in every one of them. Finally, an economic feasibility analysis of building improvements will be performed at both construction and design of facilities. Keywords: building, energy requirements, energy consumption, CO2 emissions, cooling, heating, hot water system. 1 Introduction Concern about the environment and climatic change is forcing governments of the world to research capable solutions and to correct it. The consequence of this issue is the Protocol of Kyoto, in which countries of EU have engaged to obey.

Keywords

building, energy requirements, energy consumption, CO2 emissions, cooling, heating, hot water system