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Buildings 2011, 1(1), 4-15; doi:10.3390/buildings1010004
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Retrofitting of Energy Habitability in Social Housing: A Case Study in a Mediterranean Climate

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Received: 29 November 2011; in revised form: 17 December 2011 / Accepted: 21 December 2011 / Published: 27 December 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Efficient Building Design)
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Abstract: Much of the residential sector in Spain is obsolete, with inadequate conditions of comfort and high energy consumption. For this reason most of the potential for improving energy efficiency lies in the existing residential sector, which requires upgrading to meet the quantitative and qualitative changes required at present. This study of specific cases aimed at establishing general criteria for action has been prompted by the difficulty in proposing general intervention strategies. This paper presents a case study for the energy retrofit of 68 social housing units in Cordoba (Spain) evaluating their energy consumption, with a view to improving the building’s energy balance and indoor thermal comfort, on which user comfort depends.
Keywords: energy efficiency; retrofitting of social housing; thermal comfort; improvement of habitability energy efficiency; retrofitting of social housing; thermal comfort; improvement of habitability
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Suárez, R.; Fernández-Agüera, J. Retrofitting of Energy Habitability in Social Housing: A Case Study in a Mediterranean Climate. Buildings 2011, 1, 4-15.

AMA Style

Suárez R, Fernández-Agüera J. Retrofitting of Energy Habitability in Social Housing: A Case Study in a Mediterranean Climate. Buildings. 2011; 1(1):4-15.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Suárez, Rafael; Fernández-Agüera, Jessica. 2011. "Retrofitting of Energy Habitability in Social Housing: A Case Study in a Mediterranean Climate." Buildings 1, no. 1: 4-15.


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