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Title
Cost and E-level analysis of different dwelling types and different heating systems with or without heat exchanger
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Abstract
Improving energy performance of buildings has become a key goal in managing energy demand. In this context, Europe produced the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). Flanders (Belgium) converted this directive into the Energy Performance and Interior Climate (EPB). Taking into account this EPB standard, this study will undertake a cost analysis of different heating systems (condensing gas boiler, non-condensing gas boiler, oil boiler, and heat pump) and ventilation systems (with or without heat exchanger) and investigate their influence on the E-level. The analysis is performed for three representative types of dwellings in Flanders: a terraced, semi-detached and detached dwelling. The analysis clearly indicates that a condensing gas boiler in combination with the heat exchanger is most advantageous: it is the cheapest heating system and generates the lowest E-level. This makes the condensing gas boiler the best choice for all dwelling types.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Energy: the international journal. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2012
ISSN
0360-5442
Volume/pages
44:1(2012), p. 604-610
ISI
000308259300060
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 25.06.2017
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