Overheating risk barriers to energy renovations of single family houses: Multicriteria analysis and assessment

Theofanis Ch. Psomas, Per Kvols Heiselberg, Karsten Duer, Eirik Bjørn

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Abstract

Highlights
•Energy renovations of houses in moderate climates increase overheating risk.
•Critical measures are the floor insulation and the improvement of the airtightness.
•Decrease of the g value of windows diminishes the intensity and the period of it.
•Static method of assessment shows higher risk compare to the dynamic method.
•Ranking capabilities of overheating indices and average temperatures are analogous.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Volume117
Issue numberApril
Pages (from-to)138–148
Number of pages11
ISSN0378-7788
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Energy efficiency
  • Insulation
  • Retrofit
  • Renovation
  • Adaptive thermal comfort
  • Overheating index
  • Comfort assessment
  • Residential building
  • Single family house

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