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Author (up) Simon, F.; Ordonez, J.; Girard, A.; Parrado, C. doi  openurl
  Title Modelling energy use in residential buildings: How design decisions influence final energy performance in various Chilean climates Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication Indoor And Built Environment Abbreviated Journal Indoor Built Environ.  
  Volume 28 Issue 4 Pages 533-551  
  Keywords Energy modelling; Building thermal performance; Parametric sensitivity analysis; Energy efficiency; CO2 emissions; Chile  
  Abstract To reduce the energy consumption in buildings, there is a demand for tools that identify significant parameters of energy performance. The work presents the development and validation of a simulation model, called MEEDI, and graphical figures for the parametric sensitivity investigation of energy performance in different climates in Chile. The MEEDI is based on the ISO 13790 monthly calculation method of building energy use with two improved procedures for the calculation of the heat transfer through the floor and the solar heat gains. The graphical figures illustrate the effects of climate conditions, envelope components and window size and orientation on the energy consumption. The MEEDI program can contribute to find the best solution to increase energy efficiency in residential buildings. It can be adapted for various parameters, making it useful for future projects. The economic viability of specific measures for building envelope materials was analysed. Payback periods range from 5 to 27 years depending on the location and energy scenario. The study illustrates how building design decisions can have a significant impact on final energy performance. With simple envelope components modification, valuable energy gains and carbon emission reductions can be achieved in a cost-effective manner in Chile.  
  Address [Simon, Francois; Ordonez, Javier; Parrado, Cristobal] Univ Granada, ETS Ingn Caminos Canales & Puertos, Dept Civil Engn, Granada, Spain, Email: fsimon730@gmail.com  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Sage Publications Ltd Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1420-326x ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000461388600009 Approved no  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 992  
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