Optimising Life Cycle Energy Performance of Housing: The Value of Occupancy Control

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dc.contributor.author Hernandez, Patxi
dc.contributor.author Kenny, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-02T17:04:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-02T17:04:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 Les Presses de l’Université Laval en
dc.date.issued 2009-06-22
dc.identifier.isbn 9782763789392
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3883
dc.description PLEA2009 - 26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Quebec City, Canada, 22-24 June 2009 en
dc.description.abstract There is a trend towards reducing heating and cooling requirements of buildings by using high levels of insulation, minimizing thermal bridging, and ensuring excellent air tightness, together with the operation of efficient mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) systems. In temperate climates, this approach has already raised questions about potential risks of over-specifying some construction elements and installations. This study argues that in maritime climates, appropriate building design with occupant controlled natural ventilation could provide an optimum life cycle energy performance. A heating demand analysis of a sample case study house with MVHR and of the same case study with naturally ventilation is presented, testing different levels of insulation for each case. Embodied energy data of the additional envelope insulation and the MVHR system is added to the operational energy , and the options are compared from a life cycle perspective. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Les Presses de l'Université Laval en
dc.relation.ispartof Demers, C. and Potvin, A. (eds.). Architecture energy and the occupant's perspective : Proceedings of PLEA2009 - 26th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Quebec City, Canada, 22-24 June 2009 en
dc.subject Low energy houses en
dc.subject Occupancy control en
dc.subject Life cycle analysis en
dc.subject.lcsh Life cycle costing en
dc.subject.lcsh Dwellings--Energy consumption en
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable buildings--Design and construction en
dc.subject.lcsh Ventilation en
dc.title Optimising Life Cycle Energy Performance of Housing: The Value of Occupancy Control en
dc.type Conference Publication en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://www.plea2009.arc.ulaval.ca/attaches/PLEA2009Quebec-BOOK.pdf en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Hernandez|Patxi|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Kenny|Paul|aut|
dc.description.admin DG 17/10/2012 en


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