Comparing energy signature analysis to calculated U-values in wooden houses in cold climate
2012 (English)In: Eco-Architecture IV, WIT Press, 2012, 411-419 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In Sweden the housing sector stands for about 40% of the energy usage. About 20% of total energy usage goes to heating and hot tap water. Since 1920, the dominant building technology for single family houses in Sweden is a light timber-frame structure with studs at even spacing. This study aims to investigate how the static energy signature model can be used to estimate the effective U-values in existing wooden buildings and compare them to calculated U-values based on the thermal properties of the building parts. The results show that the energy signature model gives reasonable estimates of the U-value in a building. It is important though that a large difference in temperature can be achieved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WIT Press, 2012. 411-419 p.
WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, ISSN 1743-3541 ; 165
Research subject Timber Structures
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34492DOI: 10.2495/ARC120361Local ID: 8b52bc74-d5d1-4c65-808b-155ed6744a89ISBN: 978-1-84564-614-1 (print)ISBN: 978-1-84564-615-8 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-34492DiVA: diva2:1007743
Eco Architecture 2012 : 05/09/2012 - 07/09/2012
Validerad; 2012; 20120918 (gusnor)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved