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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2014: 5th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


A GIS-based approach to estimate energy savings and indoor thermal comfort for urban housing stock retrofitting

A. Mastrucci, O. Baume, F. Stazi, S. Salvucci, U. Leopold

Abstract: The housing sector has a significant energy savings potential achievable by retrofitting, however overheating might become a drawback in summer especially under the effect of climate change and urban heat island and should be properly considered in sustainable urban plans. This study aims at estimating the combined effect of retrofit measures on heating energy demand and indoor thermal comfort of housing stocks at the urban scale. A bottom-up approach was developed based on Geographical Information Systems, dynamic thermal simulation and indoor thermal comfort analysis. The study provided relevant results for Rotterdam city (Netherlands) to support sustainable urban planning.
Pages: 190 - 197