FLORES LARSEN Silvana Elinor
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Energy Efficiency in Buildings
CELINA FILIPPÍN,; SILVANA FLORES LARSEN
Energy Efficiency, Recovery and Storage
Lugar: New York; Año: 2007; p. 223 - 245
Of the total energy consumption in the world, the energy consumption of buildings is between 35% and 40%, with a contribution of around 30% of the world emissions of CO2. The use of environmentally-sensitive design strategies, the improvement of buildings envelope, the change of energy consumption patterns in people through information and awareness, the combination of sustainable technologies and dynamic strategies, and the use of renewable energy are the main alternative ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce gas emissions. Examples of green buildings are of principal concern for the construction sector, and their thermal and energy auditing are crucial to demonstrate how drastic improvements in thermal comfort and conventional energy savings are obtained. This chapter describes the current trends on research and development on energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings, and it includes an analysis of an energy efficient educational building (1-year auditing of indoor temperatures and energy consumption), characterized by high internal loads and intermittent use.