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Improving the energy performance of residential buildings : a literature review
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Abstract
Promoting energy efficiency improvements of residential buildings is considered to play an important role in achieving the Kyoto targets. That is because it allows us to reduce energy consumption without curtailing social welfare. It is worth noting that there is an increasing amount of literature on this topic that has been published in recent years. This paper therefore provides an updated review of the literature on improving the energy performance of residential buildings. The set of materials obtained has been examined according to the following topics: area of application and design variables, objectives and performance measures, type of analysis, solution methodology, software tools, case study location and type of building. Apart from trends related to the different topics, opportunities for future research are also presented. Keywords Energy efficiency; Optimization; Residential buildings; Literature review
Language
English
Source (journal)
Renewable and sustainable energy reviews. - Oxford, 1997, currens
Publication
Oxford : Elsevier Science, 2015
ISSN
1364-0321 [print]
1879-0690 [online]
Volume/pages
52(2015), p. 960-975
ISI
000367757800081
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 26.08.2017
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Creation 28.08.2015
Last edited 20.06.2017
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