Sensitivity Analysis of the EPBD Energy Performance Grading of Buildings

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Title: Sensitivity Analysis of the EPBD Energy Performance Grading of Buildings
Authors: Burke, Kevin
Kenny, Paul
Finn, Donal
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3917
Date: Sep-2007
Abstract: The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) obligates EU member states to develop a reliable methodology capable of calculating and certifying the energy performance (EP) of their building stock. In this paper, studies on a series of school buildings, based on Standard prEN15217:2005, consider the impact that a lack of transparency in the data gathering procedure might have on the repeatability of the EP grades. The results showed that variations in EP grades ranging from 0.06 to 1.06 EP grades were possible. The sensitivity of prEN15217: 2005 to variations of input parameters was also investigated and was found to be most sensitive to air change rates and boiler efficiency with grade changes of up to 1.5 grades possible. It was also found that prEN15217:2005 was not heavily influenced by improvements in roof and window specifications.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Heliotopos Conferences
Copyright (published version): 2007 Heliotopos
Keywords: EPBDEnergyPerformanceCertification
Subject LCSH: Buildings--Performance--Standards
School buildings--Energy conservation
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Proceedings of AIVC 28th Conference and Palenc 2nd Conference: Building Low Energy Cooling and Ventilation Technologies in the 21st Century, 27-29 September 2007, Crete island, Greece
Conference Details: AIVC 28th Conference and Palenc 2nd Conference: Building Low Energy Cooling and Ventilation Technologies in the 21st Century, 27-29 September 2007, Crete island, Greece
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

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