Development of two Danish building typologies for residential buildings

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    The aim of this paper is to present two Danish typologies for residential buildings developed in the EU-financed project TABULA. The building typologies focus on energy performance and can be used in the analyses of, e.g., political strategies for planning the future upgrading of the energy performance of the residential building stock.

    Overall, the typologies consist of two types of building models—real example models and average designed models. The main purpose of developing the building typologies was to establish a tool able to calculate different energy-saving scenarios for the entire residential building stock. To make such calculations of scenarios, similar average designed building models were established based on extracted average values from the Danish Energy Performance Certification Scheme database. The two building typologies had the same overall composition, i.e., three main building types: single-family houses, terraced houses and blocks of flats. Each main building type is presented for nine periods representing age, typical building tradition and insulation levels.

    Finally, an energy balance model of the residential building stock was devised to validate the average designed building models. Compared with the official statistics on energy consumption in Denmark 2010, the results showed a difference below 4%.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEnergy and Buildings
    Issue numberPart A
    Pages (from-to)79-86
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


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