Title
Cost benefit analysis of passive house and low-energy houses compared to standard houses Cost benefit analysis of passive house and low-energy houses compared to standard houses
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
International journal of energy
Volume/pages
3(2010) :4 , p. 46-53
ISSN
1998-4316
vabb
c:vabb:289140
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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
E-info
http://www.naun.org/journals/energy/19-786.pdf
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