Thermal efficiency in buildings
Climate change and increasing energy costs have drawn large attention to energy performance and efficiency in buildings. Buildings consume 40-50% of energy supply. In countries with cold climates most part of this consumption is used for space-heating. As a result, the demand for thermal efficiency in building is increased. Rising energy costs, government regulations, new construction techniques and materials, growing concerns about occupant health are further boosting this demand.
Some increasing envelope thermal resistance in combination with more efficient ventilation systems, improved control systems, more efficient sources of heating energy, alternative sources of energy, appropriate choice of shape, size and orientation of a building can be proposed to implement as solutions to increase thermal efficiency in buildings.
- Energy, buildings and environment;
- Thermal performance of buildings
- Optimization criteria for increasing thermal efficiency in buildings;
- Optimization of thermal performance in building renovation;
- Optimization of thermal performance in building design.
Pre-requisites: basic knowledge on heat transfer and economics.
Dr. Volodymyr Voloshchuk
Place of employment: Department of Hydro-Thermal Power Engineering and Hydraulics Machines, National University of Water Management and Nature Resources Use, Rivne, Ukraine, Assoc. Prof.