The aim of the research is to investigate how the use of building automation and control systems could represent a valid tool for the achievement of a higher level of energy efficiency in the existing building panorama. The project develops a sustainability evaluation of an Italian dwelling with technological and typological features of sixties-seventies buildings; two alternative efficiency strategies were compared. The first one, more conventional, consisting in the application of walls’ exterior thermal coat and substitution of existing windows; the second one, with the implementation of a specific building automation system for the management of existing components and building services. The results of the research, in terms of computer energy modeling and Life Cycle Assessment evaluations demonstrated by using the second option, described an higher potential in achieving a reduction in energy consumption during the use phase, together with a lower resources investment for the energy improvement goal.

Comparative LCA Evaluations between Conventional Interventions and Building Automation Systems for Energetic Requalification Activities

Pierucci A.
;
Dell'Osso G. R.
2013

Abstract

The aim of the research is to investigate how the use of building automation and control systems could represent a valid tool for the achievement of a higher level of energy efficiency in the existing building panorama. The project develops a sustainability evaluation of an Italian dwelling with technological and typological features of sixties-seventies buildings; two alternative efficiency strategies were compared. The first one, more conventional, consisting in the application of walls’ exterior thermal coat and substitution of existing windows; the second one, with the implementation of a specific building automation system for the management of existing components and building services. The results of the research, in terms of computer energy modeling and Life Cycle Assessment evaluations demonstrated by using the second option, described an higher potential in achieving a reduction in energy consumption during the use phase, together with a lower resources investment for the energy improvement goal.
4th International ICST Conference, S-Cube 2013
978-3-319-04165-0
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