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Proceedings of eSim 2006: 4th Conference of IBPSA-Canada

     

THE PERFORMANCE OF DIFFERENT HEATING SYSTEMS IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS WITH VARYING INSULATION QUALITY

Leen Peeters, Jeroen Van Der Veken, Lieve Helsen, William D'haeseleer, Hugo Hens

Abstract: Alternative energy systems for residential use are gaining consideration. Although these systems perform well in test conditions, the question remains whether they outperform classical boilers in real conditions. Therefore, simulation results for different combinations of heat production and heat emission systems are given in this paper for three insulation levels of a residential building. The evaluation of the global systems is based on overall economic performance, amount of emitted CO 2 and primary energy use. The latter provides an indication of the use of natural resources. However, to incorporate the quality of the energy flows in and around the building, an exergetic balance is also presented.
Pages: 165 - 172
Paper:
esim2006_165_172