The always higher demand of social housing sets in the foreground the need to redevelop the estate public housing heritage, in order to deal with the emergency caused from the increasing requests by citizenry. Many of the social housing in Italy are often obsolete with inadequate conditions of comfort and high energy consumptions. The renovation of social housing provides an interesting opportunity for the reduction of energy consumption and increasing the comfort of residents. Improving the thermal insulation of the building envelope and introduce the use of renewable energy sources (RES), as solar thermal and PV systems, leads to energy savings and also increases the indoor comfort. This paper presents the energetic retrofit of a social housing units in view to reduce the building’s energy need and increase the indoor thermal comfort. The research shows some preliminary results related to the reduction of the energy consumption obtained by means the designed interventions.
|Titolo:||A case study of Energy Efficiency Retrofit in social housing units|
|Autori interni:||GAGLIANO, Antonio|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|