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Author Ferrari, Simone,
Title Building energy performance assessment in Southern Europe / Simone Ferrari, Valentina Zanotto.
Imprint Cham : Springer, [2016]

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Author Ferrari, Simone,
Series SpringerBriefs in applied sciences and technology. Polimi Springer briefs.
SpringerBriefs in applied sciences and technology. Polimi Springer briefs.
Subject Buildings -- Energy conservation -- Standards -- Europe, Southern.
Standards, Engineering -- Europe, Southern.
Architecture and energy conservation -- Standards -- Europe, Southern.
Alt Name Zanotto, Valentina,
Description 1 online resource (xi, 127 pages).
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This book discusses the issues relevant to the evaluation of the thermal energy balance of buildings in southern Europe and equips readers to carry out optimal building energy-performance assessments taking into account the peculiarities of the climatic context. Evaluation of building energy performance in this region is complex, since the significant need for cooling means that the effect of thermal capacity, glazed surfaces and ventilation and shading strategies have to be carefully considered when determining the indoor operative temperatures. This is fully explained, and critical issues in the application of the commonly employed, simplified procedures and assumptions are identified. In addition to the theoretical analysis, there are case studies that explore the energy performances of a set of typical building typologies within the variability of the Italian climate, considered as representative of conditions in southern Europe. These descriptions will support energy consultants and other stakeholders in assessing building energy performances beyond the mere simplified standard assumptions. Furthermore, the numerous graphs and tables documenting data can be easily adopted to serve as design advice tools for both new constructions and retrofits.
Contents Preface; Contents; 1 Building Envelope and Thermal Balance; Abstract; 1.1 Building Thermal Balance; 1.1.1 Heat Flow from Envelope; 1.1.2 Ventilation; 1.1.3 Internal Heat Sources; 1.1.4 Solar Gain Through the Transparent Elements; 1.2 Heat Transfer Through Building Elements; 1.2.1 Steady-State Analysis; 1.2.2 Transient Analysis; Analysis Through Discretization; Conduction Transfer Functions; Periodic Analysis; 1.2.3 Steady-State Versus Transient Prediction; References; 2 Approximating Dynamic Thermal Behaviour of the Building Envelope; Abstract.
2.1 Heat Transmittance Correction Values2.1.1 Mass Factor; 2.1.2 Effective U-Value; 2.2 Temperature Difference Correction Values; 2.2.1 Total Equivalent Temperature Differential (TETD); 2.2.2 Cooling Load Temperature Difference (CLTD); 2.2.3 Overall Thermal Transfer Value (OTTV); 2.2.4 Fictitious Ambient Temperature; 2.3 Applications; 2.3.1 M Factor; 2.3.2 CLTD; 2.3.3 FAT; 2.3.4 Lessons Learned; References; 3 Implications of the Assumptions in Assessing Building Thermal Balance; Abstract; 3.1 European Standard for Assessing the Building Thermal Behaviour.
3.2 Comparison Between Simplified Method and Detailed Simulation3.2.1 Input Parameters Selection: The Effect on the Thermal Balance; Set-Point Temperature; Air-Change Rate; Internal Loads; References; 4 Thermal Comfort Approaches and Building Performance; Abstract; 4.1 The Standard Approach; 4.2 The Adaptive Approach; 4.2.1 ASHRAE Equation; 4.2.2 ACA Equation; 4.2.3 ATG Equation; 4.2.4 CEN Equation; 4.3 Approaches Application on a Case Study; 4.4 Building Performance Implications; References; 5 Defining Representative Building Energy Models; Abstract.
5.1 Definition of the Basis Building Model5.1.1 Building Shape; 5.1.2 Internal Heat Loads; 5.1.3 Air Change Rate; 5.2 Definition of the Characterizing Parameters; 5.2.1 Building Locations; 5.2.2 Building Constructions; New Conventional; New Glazed; 60/80 Conventional; 60/80 Sandwich Largely Glazed; Traditional; References; 6 Energy Performance Analysis of Typical Buildings; Abstract; 6.1 The Set of the Simulations; 6.1.1 Passive Cooling Strategies; Shading; Night Ventilation; 6.1.2 Indoor Set-Point Temperature.
6.2 Comparison of Buildings Performances6.2.1 Winter Week; 6.2.2 Summer Week, Basis; 6.2.3 Summer Week, with External Shading; 6.2.4 Summer Week, with Night Ventilation; 6.2.5 Summer Week, with External Shading and Night Ventilation; 6.3 Effect of a Climate-Connected Set-Point to the Seasonal Cooling Needs; References; 7 Climate-Related Assessment of Building Energy Needs; Abstract; 7.1 Assessing Building Energy Needs; 7.2 Climate-Related Analysis; 7.3 Data Sheets of the Case-Studies Results; References; 8 Buildings Performance Comparison: From Energy Need to Energy Consumption; Abstract.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
ISBN 9783319241364 (electronic bk.)
3319241362 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-24136-4
OCLC # 925521780
Additional Format Print version: Ferrari, Simone. Building energy performance assessment in Southern Europe. Cham : Springer, [2016] 3319241346 9783319241340 (OCoLC)916592394

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