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Palonen, Jari (2010) SQUARE - A System for Quality Assurance when Retrofitting Existing Buildings to Energy Efficient Buildings. Technical Report. SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden.


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The survey includes an estimation of the energy savings potential of retrofitting social housing in different countries together with an overview of promising existing measures for energy efficiency and good indoor environments in Europe. This work consider and refer to the results from former projects on retrofitting of social housing. A review of the actual status of representative buildings for the overall social housing building stock in different countries has been made. The review also includes energy savings potential for several retrofitting actions with respect to the country’s conditions such as climate, types of buildings, ownership, regulations and the building process. In Europe there are 20-25 millions social housing units. The number of housing units has been decreasing due to privatization. Social housing represents approximately 10 % of total floor area of residential buildings. Energy saving potential has estimated in Austria to be 50-90 %. In Finland there was some demonstration projects in mid 1990’s were it was possible to save 60 % of heating energy (without domestic hot water). In Spain it is possible to reduced heat demand 60 %. In Sweden the potential for energy saving is around 50 % (including hot domestic water). Estimated energy savings in social housing stock were 10 TWh per year (domestic hot water) and 110 TWh per year (heating energy). Social housing represents small part of housing in EU. The main energy savings must be done in single family, private houses.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy saving; Indoor climate; Social housing;
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English > Management and Case Studies
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Depositing User: Eva Marie Fahlin
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2010 09:06
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 11:54

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