Modeling Nearly Zero Energy Buildings for Sustainable Development in Rural Areas

Khakian, Reza and Karimimoshaver, Mehrdad and Aram, Farshid and Zoroufchi Benis, Soghra and Mosavi, Amir and Varkonyi-Koczy, Annamaria R. (2020). Modeling Nearly Zero Energy Buildings for Sustainable Development in Rural Areas. "Energies", v. 13 (n. 10); p. 2593. ISSN 1996-1073. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13102593.

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Title: Modeling Nearly Zero Energy Buildings for Sustainable Development in Rural Areas
Author/s:
  • Khakian, Reza
  • Karimimoshaver, Mehrdad
  • Aram, Farshid
  • Zoroufchi Benis, Soghra
  • Mosavi, Amir
  • Varkonyi-Koczy, Annamaria R.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energies
Date: 2020
ISSN: 1996-1073
Volume: 13
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

The energy performance of buildings and energy-saving measures have been widely investigated in recent years. However, little attention has been paid to buildings located in rural areas. The aim of this study is to assess the energy performance of two-story residential buildings located in the mountainous village of Palangan in Iran and to evaluate the impact of multiple parameters, namely building orientation, window-to-wall ratio (WWR), glazing type, shading devices, and insulation, on its energy performance. To attain a nearly zero energy building design in rural areas, the building is equipped with photovoltaic modules. The proposed building design is then economically evaluated to ensure its viability. The findings indicate that an energy saving of 29% can be achieved compared to conventional buildings, and over 22 MWh of electricity can be produced on an annual basis. The payback period is assessed at 21.7 years. However, energy subsidies are projected to be eliminated in the near future, which in turn may reduce the payback period.

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Item ID: 62688
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/62688/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:62688
DOI: 10.3390/en13102593
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/en13102593
Deposited by: Farshid Aram
Deposited on: 09 Jun 2020 05:23
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2020 05:23
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