Publication
Title
Cost benefit analysis of passive house and low-energy houses compared to standard houses
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Abstract
As the energy demand used for space heating accounts for 78% of EU15 household delivered energy consumption significant reductions in energy demand can be achieved by promoting low energy buildings. Energy efficiency in buildings has become a key goal of any energy policy. Europe relies on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), which has been converted by Flanders into the Energy Performance and Interior Climate (EPB). Taking into account this Flemish EPB-standard (in terms of maximum U-values, E-level and K-value), Our study investigates three building types: the standard house, the lowenergy house and the passive house. As more far-reaching measures concerning energy savings usually lead to higher investments, the aim of our study is to perform an economic analysis in order to determine the economic viability of the three building types
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of energy
Publication
2010
Volume/pages
3:4(2010), p. 46-53
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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VABB-SHW
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Last edited 11.12.2015
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