Perspectives on Near ZEB Renovation Projects for Residential Buildings: The Spanish Case
AbstractEU regulations are gradually moving towards policies that reduce energy consumption and its environmental impact. To reach this goal, improving energy efficiency in residential buildings is a key action line. The European Parliament adopted the Near Zero-Energy Building (nZEB) as the energy efficiency paradigm through Directive 2010/31/EU, but a common technical and legislative framework for energy renovations is yet to be established. In this paper, the nZEB definition by COHERENO was adopted to evaluate several energy renovation packages in a given building, which is also representative of the Spanish building stock. Global costs are calculated for all of them following EPBD prescriptions. Two economic scenarios are analysed: with entirely private funding and with the current public financial incentives, respectively. The results show the divergence between optimum solutions in terms of costs and of minimum CO2 footprint and maximum energy saving. Moreover, in the absence of enough incentives, some inefficient renovations could achieve a global cost close to the optimal cost. The optimum solution both in terms of energy performance and global costs was carried out and described. View Full-Text
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Patiño-Cambeiro, F.; Armesto, J.; Patiño-Barbeito, F.; Bastos, G. Perspectives on Near ZEB Renovation Projects for Residential Buildings: The Spanish Case. Energies 2016, 9, 628.
Patiño-Cambeiro F, Armesto J, Patiño-Barbeito F, Bastos G. Perspectives on Near ZEB Renovation Projects for Residential Buildings: The Spanish Case. Energies. 2016; 9(8):628.Chicago/Turabian Style
Patiño-Cambeiro, Faustino; Armesto, Julia; Patiño-Barbeito, Faustino; Bastos, Guillermo. 2016. "Perspectives on Near ZEB Renovation Projects for Residential Buildings: The Spanish Case." Energies 9, no. 8: 628.