Published in: Holistic Approach Environ. 3(2013) 2, pp. 95 – 106
Paper reference number: HAE-41
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POTENTIAL FOR ENERGY SAVING IN HEATING AND VENTILATING SYSTEMS IN OFFICE BUILDINGS
Stanisłav Gil*, Maciej Rozpondek*
* Group of Process Energy, Department of Metallurgy, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Reduction in energy consumption with regard to building maintenance results from necessary primary energy (mainly from fossil fuels) savings. Increased final energy consumption is typically a consequence of improved standards of building appliances, which is a reason for maintenance problems regarding fuels as well as supply and demand balancing during periods of the highest and lowest temperatures. In the article, results of studies on thermal characteristics of selected office buildings – a conventional, modernized building and an energy-efficient building– in the aspects of meeting requirements of the amended European Union Directive 2010/31/EU are presented.
Keywords: energy-efficient building, heating and ventilating system, thermal conditions