Optimising Life Cycle Energy Performance of Housing: The Value of Occupancy Control

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dc.contributor.authorHernandez, Patxi-
dc.contributor.authorKenny, Paul-
dc.date.copyright2009 Les Presses de l’Université Lavalen
dc.descriptionPLEA2009 - 26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Quebec City, Canada, 22-24 June 2009en
dc.description.abstractThere is a trend towards reducing heating and cooling requirements of buildings by using high levels of insulation, minimizing thermal bridging, and ensuring excellent air tightness, together with the operation of efficient mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) systems. In temperate climates, this approach has already raised questions about potential risks of over-specifying some construction elements and installations. This study argues that in maritime climates, appropriate building design with occupant controlled natural ventilation could provide an optimum life cycle energy performance. A heating demand analysis of a sample case study house with MVHR and of the same case study with naturally ventilation is presented, testing different levels of insulation for each case. Embodied energy data of the additional envelope insulation and the MVHR system is added to the operational energy , and the options are compared from a life cycle perspective.en
dc.description.sponsorshipNot applicableen
dc.publisherLes Presses de l'Université Lavalen
dc.relation.ispartofDemers, C. and Potvin, A. (eds.). Architecture energy and the occupant's perspective : Proceedings of PLEA2009 - 26th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Quebec City, Canada, 22-24 June 2009en
dc.subjectLow energy housesen
dc.subjectOccupancy controlen
dc.subjectLife cycle analysisen
dc.subject.lcshLife cycle costingen
dc.subject.lcshDwellings--Energy consumptionen
dc.subject.lcshSustainable buildings--Design and constructionen
dc.titleOptimising Life Cycle Energy Performance of Housing: The Value of Occupancy Controlen
dc.typeConference Publicationen
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dc.statusPeer revieweden
dc.description.adminDG 17/10/2012en
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