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Energy evaluation methods for  residential buildings in Nordic countries
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics. (Energy ; ARcum)
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics. (Energy)
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics. (Energy ; Arcum)
2012 (English)In: Proceeding of the Technoport Conference, Elsevier, 2012Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

To meet the goals of the directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings, the building sector in Europe now faces a transition towards more energy efficient buildings. Research and development of new energy solutions and technology will be necessary for the transition and the importance of measuring and evaluating building energy performance increases. This paper attempts to review and evaluate different methods that are commonly used to analyze energy performance in residential buildings in Nordic countries, primarily in Sweden, Norway and Finland. A short international review of regulations is also included. Some advantages and disadvantages of each method are discussed, as well as commonly used methods in the three countries. Although the three Nordic countries have similar climate conditions and building traditions, the study shows that there exist relatively large variations in defining parameters related to energy performance in residential buildings, such as energy use, heated area, and climate zones. The outcome of the regulations could be investigated by adapting the codes on a selected set of buildings. Common analyzing methods, or parts of methods, are found to be used in several countries. These aspects may be considered in further work to develop more accurate and easily comparable methods to evaluate energy performance for residential buildings in cold climate.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2012.
Keyword [en]
sustainable buildings, energy in buildings
National Category
Civil Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-54585OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-54585DiVA: diva2:524307
Conference
Technoport Conference, Trondheim Noway, 16-18 April, 2012
Projects
YES
Funder
EU, European Research Council
Available from: 2012-05-01 Created: 2012-05-01 Last updated: 2016-05-20Bibliographically approved

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