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Retrofitting towards NZEB - The case of residential buildings in the Mediterranean climate

Alessandro Rizzo

Retrofitting towards NZEB - The case of residential buildings in the Mediterranean climate.

Rel. Marco Perino. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Edile, 2020

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The idea of designing Zero Energy Buildings (ZEBs) has been gaining international interest in recent times because it seems the perfect solution to make buildings more independent of the electric grid considering the growing energy demand and the climate change. Either way, before being completely introduced in the national building regulations and international standards, the ZEB concept claims a solid and clear definition and a shared energy calculation methodology by all the Member States of the EU. In a period of significant climate change and awareness, the improving of technologies and materials for constructions and the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD), that sets the standards for new and renovated buildings across Europe, might play a key role for the improvement of the building stock and to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. This paper aims at presenting a retrofit of an existing building towards nZEB standards (Portugal and Italy), creating a dynamic model of the building via Energy Plus that is able to simulate its behaviour in relation to the changes applied, lowering the energy demand of the building and improving the flexibility of the electrical system by taking advantage of renewable energy generation capacities.

Relators: Marco Perino
Academic year: 2019/20
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 99
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Edile
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-24 - CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
Ente in cotutela: Department of Civil Engineering, NOVA University of Lisbon (PORTOGALLO)
Aziende collaboratrici: Politecnico di Torino
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/14656
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