Heating energy and peak-power demand in a standard and low energy building

Miimu Airaksinen, M. Vuolle

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    Abstract

    Building energy efficiency legislation has traditionally focused on space heating energy consumption. This has led to a decrease in energy consumption, especially in space heating. However, in the future when more renewable energy is used both on site and in energy systems, the peak energy demand becomes more important with respect to CO2 emissions and energy security. In this study it was found out the difference between space heating energy consumption was 55%–62% when a low energy and standard building were compared. However, the difference in peak energy demands was only 28%–34%, showing the importance of paying attention to the peak demands as well.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)235-250
    Number of pages16
    JournalEnergies
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Keywords

    • energy consumption
    • peak power demand
    • modeling
    • thermal mass

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    Airaksinen, Miimu ; Vuolle, M. / Heating energy and peak-power demand in a standard and low energy building. In: Energies. 2013 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 235-250.
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