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Heating energy consumption of a multi-storey municipal residential building: Measurement methodology analysis, modeling and optimization
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Energy issues in the building sector become more and more important nowadays. Although the

technology improves, the energy consumption remains the same because of people’s way of living.

To reduce the energy consumption, it is possible to improve the technical components that form

the building envelope and to change people’s habits.

This report aims at determining the best measurement methodology of the heating and hot water

consumption of a building to insure real-time visualization and evaluating the energy savings that

could be made by changing people habits.

To do so, an existing measurement methodology is analyzed by making error calculations and

computer-based modeling and simulations are carried out to determine the heating consumption

of the building under different conditions. The program DesignBuilder is used to assess the energy

consumption of the building.

The study shows that a consequent reduction of the heating consumption is possible by only

changing people’s habits. Real-time visualization would be really helpful but it needs very accurate

measurements that are almost impossible if they are not integrated in the first stages of the

building process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, Examensarbete Installationsteknik, 116
Keyword [en]
Heating, energy consumption
National Category
Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-44553OAI: diva2:451219
Subject / course
Building Services Engineering and Energy
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Urban Management
Available from: 2012-05-24 Created: 2011-10-25 Last updated: 2012-05-24Bibliographically approved

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