Passive design strategies and performance of Net Energy Plus Houses

Rodríguez Ubiñas, Edwin Israel and Montero, Claudio and Porteros, María and Vega Sánchez, Sergio and Navarro Oiza, Iñaki and Castillo Cagigal, Manuel and Matallanas de Ávila, Eduardo and Gutiérrez Martín, Álvaro (2014). Passive design strategies and performance of Net Energy Plus Houses. "Energy and Buildings", v. 83 ; pp. 10-22. ISSN 0378-7788. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.03.074.

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Title: Passive design strategies and performance of Net Energy Plus Houses
Author/s:
  • Rodríguez Ubiñas, Edwin Israel
  • Montero, Claudio
  • Porteros, María
  • Vega Sánchez, Sergio
  • Navarro Oiza, Iñaki
  • Castillo Cagigal, Manuel
  • Matallanas de Ávila, Eduardo
  • Gutiérrez Martín, Álvaro
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energy and Buildings
Date: November 2014
ISSN: 0378-7788
Volume: 83
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Building envelope; Energy efficiency; Passive design; Energy plus; Solar Decathlon; Zero energy; ZEB
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnologías Especiales Aplicadas a la Telecomunicación [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The first step in order to comply with the European Union goals of Near to Zero Energy Buildings is to reduce the energy consumption in buildings. Most of the building consumption is related to the use of active systems to maintain the interior comfort. Passive design strategies contribute to improve the interior comfort conditions, increasing the energy efficiency in buildings and reducing their energy consumption. In this work, an analysis of the passive strategies used in Net Energy Plus Houses has been made. The participating houses of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 competition were used as case studies. The passive design strategies of these houses were compared with the annual simulations, and the competition monitored data, especially during the Passive Monitored Period. The analysis included the thermal properties of the building envelope, geometric parameters, ratios and others passive solutions such as Thermal Energy Storage systems, evaporative cooling, night ventilation, solar gains and night sky radiation cooling. The results reflect the impact of passive design strategies on the houses' comfort and efficiency, as well as their influence in helping to achieve the Zero Energy Buildings category.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainFPU-2010UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainFPU-2011UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainIPT-2011-1468-920000UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainIPT-2012-1072-120000UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 32276
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/32276/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:32276
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.03.074
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378778814003430
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 15 Oct 2014 19:23
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 09:08
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