Classification of low energy houses in Danish Building Regulations

Jørgen Rose, Svend Svendsen

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Abstract

The new Danish Building Regulations (Building Regulations, 2005) introduces the total energy consumption, i.e. energy use for heating, ventilation, cooling and domestic hot water, for buildings as a measure for the energy efficiency of new buildings, i.e. moving away from the former U-value demands. In addition to the minimum requirements for new buildings, the new Building Regulations also specify requirements for characterizing a building as either low energy building class 1 or low energy building class 2. This paper describes a type-house that is presently being built in Denmark. The type-house easily meets the requirements for being categorized as a low energy building class 1, and the paper investigates how much U-values can be increased if the type-house were to fulfil the requirements for a low energy building class 2 or a building that just fulfils the minimum demands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries
Number of pages608
VolumeVolume 1
Place of PublicationReykjavik, Island
PublisherIcelandic Building Research Institute
Publication date2005
Edition1
ISBN (Print)99-79-91744-X
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Rose, J., & Svendsen, S. (2005). Classification of low energy houses in Danish Building Regulations. In Proceedings of the 7th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries (1 ed., Vol. Volume 1). Icelandic Building Research Institute.