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Title:A Bottom-Up Building Stock Model for Tracking Regional Energy Targets—A Case Study of Kočevje
Authors:Šijanec-Zavrl, Marjana (Author)
Stegnar, Gašper (Author)
Rakušček, Andraž (Author)
Gjerkeš, Henrik (Author)
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Language:English
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:The paper addresses the development of a bottom-up building stock energy model (BuilS) for identification of the building stock renovation potential by considering energy performance of individual buildings through cross-linked data from various public available databases. The model enables integration of various EE and RES measures on the building stock to demonstrate long-term economic and environmental effects of different building stock refurbishment strategies. In the presented case study, the BuilS model was applied in the Kočevje city area and validated using the measured energy consumption of the buildings connected to the city district heating system. Three strategies for improving the building stock in Kočevje towards a more sustainable one are presented with their impact on energy use and CO2 emission projections up to 2030. It is demonstrated that the BuilS bottom-up model enables the setting of a correct baseline regarding energy use of the existing building stock and that such a model is a powerful tool for design and validation of the building stock renovation strategies. It is also shown that the accuracy of the model depends on available information on local resources and local needs, therefore acceleration of the building stock monitoring on the level of each building and continually upgrading of databases with building renovation information is of the utmost importance.
Keywords:bottom-up modelling, renovation scenarios, building stock, regional energy policy
Year of publishing:2016
Number of pages:16
Numbering:10, 8
COBISS_ID:4550139  Link is opened in a new window
URN:URN:SI:UNG:REP:QOMY9MLQ
DOI:10.3390 Link is opened in a new window
License:CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
This work is available under this license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International
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Title:Sustainability
Shortened title:Sustainability
Publisher:MDPI AG Basel, Switzerland
ISSN:2071-1050
Year of publishing:2016

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