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Sustainability 2018, 10(2), 476; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020476

Comparison among Detailed and Simplified Calculation Methods for Thermal and Energy Assessment of the Building Envelope and the Shadings of a New Wooden nZEB House

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DIEF Department, University of Florence, via di Santa Marta 3, 50139 Florence, Italy
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Salvietti Studio, Corso Italia 41, 52043 Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
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Received: 31 October 2017 / Revised: 4 February 2018 / Accepted: 4 February 2018 / Published: 11 February 2018

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This paper deals with research carried out by the University of Florence on the thermal and energy performances of a recently built nZEB in Mediterranean Italian area. Heterogeneous component and thermal bridges performances have been analysed and critically evaluated with different calculation methods, and the results in terms of energy consumptions for heating and cooling have been compared. Some solar shading devices have been evaluated to reduce the building energy need for cooling. Main results of the research are presented for the components and thermal bridges properties and for the energy balance of the building implemented with different solar shadings. View Full-Text
Keywords: nZEB; building envelope performances; solar shading devices; wood technology construction nZEB; building envelope performances; solar shading devices; wood technology construction
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Carletti, C.; Pierangioli, L.; Sciurpi, F.; Salvietti, A. Comparison among Detailed and Simplified Calculation Methods for Thermal and Energy Assessment of the Building Envelope and the Shadings of a New Wooden nZEB House. Sustainability 2018, 10, 476.

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