Effect of building renovation on energy use and indoor environment: Comparison of simulations and measurements in six apartment buildings

Veronika Földváry, Jakub Kolarik, Gabriel Bekö, Dušan Petráš

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Abstract

Energy performance and the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in three naturally ventilated original and three identical but renovated residential buildings were compared using actual measurements. Although the implemented energy saving measures had the potential to improve energy performance of the dwellings, they led to poorer indoor air quality (IAQ). Additional simulations revealed that a simple intervention, such as using exhaust systems in kitchens and bathrooms and at the same time keeping doors of rooms open, may improve the IAQ in retrofitted multifamily buildings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Indoor Air 2016
Number of pages2
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event14th international conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 3 Jul 20168 Jul 2016
Conference number: 14

Conference

Conference14th international conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Number14
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period03/07/201608/07/2016

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