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Minimal Monitoring of Improvements in Energy Performance after Envelope Renovation in Subsidized Single Family Housing in Madrid

Instituto Eduardo Torroja de Ciencias de la Construcción, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, C/ Serrano Galvache 4, 28033 Madrid, Spain
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Sustainability 2021, 13(1), 235; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13010235
Received: 6 November 2020 / Revised: 21 December 2020 / Accepted: 23 December 2020 / Published: 29 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Efficiency of the Indoor Environment)
This study quantified the improvement in energy efficiency following passive renovation of the thermal envelope in highly inefficient residential complexes on the outskirts of the city of Madrid. A case study was conducted of a single-family terrace housing, representative of the smallest size subsidized dwellings built in Spain for workers in the nineteen fifties and sixties. Two units of similar characteristics, one in its original state and the other renovated, were analyzed in detail against their urban setting with an experimental method proposed hereunder for simplified, minimal monitoring. The dwellings were compared on the grounds of indoor environment quality parameters recorded over a period covering both winter and summer months. That information was supplemented with an analysis of the energy consumption metered. The result was a low-cost, reasonably accurate measure of the improvements gained in the renovated unit. The monitoring output data were entered in a theoretical energy efficiency model for the entire neighborhood to obtain an estimate of the potential for energy savings if the entire urban complex were renovated. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy retrofit; envelope renovation; monitoring; performance; consumption; indoor environmental quality energy retrofit; envelope renovation; monitoring; performance; consumption; indoor environmental quality
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Martín-Consuegra, F.; de Frutos, F.; Oteiza, I.; Alonso, C.; Frutos, B. Minimal Monitoring of Improvements in Energy Performance after Envelope Renovation in Subsidized Single Family Housing in Madrid. Sustainability 2021, 13, 235. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13010235

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Martín-Consuegra F, de Frutos F, Oteiza I, Alonso C, Frutos B. Minimal Monitoring of Improvements in Energy Performance after Envelope Renovation in Subsidized Single Family Housing in Madrid. Sustainability. 2021; 13(1):235. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13010235

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Martín-Consuegra, Fernando, Fernando de Frutos, Ignacio Oteiza, Carmen Alonso, and Borja Frutos. 2021. "Minimal Monitoring of Improvements in Energy Performance after Envelope Renovation in Subsidized Single Family Housing in Madrid" Sustainability 13, no. 1: 235. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13010235

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