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Published: Građevinar 67 (2015) 9
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The embodied primary energy and optimisation of energy-efficient houses

Miha Praznik, Martina Zbašnik-Senegačnik

Abstract

The main requirement for the design of modern family houses is a high energy performance. With the properly selected heat generation system, the primary energy consumption and CO2 emissions can be reduced over decades of building use. In addition to the service life of the building, the construction stage also constitutes a burden with regard to energy and environment. Houses have an embodied primary energy and CO2 emissions, which is why efforts are currently made to improve the thermal envelope, ventilation, and the heat generation system. An additional requirement for energy-efficient buildings involves a minimum embodied energy.

Keywords
thermal insulation, heat generation, passive house, low-energy house, primary energy content, embodied energy, operational energy

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Praznik, M., Zbašnik-Senegačnik, M.: The embodied primary energy and optimisation of energy-efficient houses, GRAĐEVINAR, 67 (2015) 9, pp. 853-864, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1193.2014

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Praznik, M., Zbašnik-Senegačnik, M. (2015). The embodied primary energy and optimisation of energy-efficient houses, GRAĐEVINAR, 67 (9), 853-864, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1193.2014

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Authors:
miha WEB
Miha Praznik
Building and Civil Engineering Institute ZRMK
Slovenia
photo of author Martina Zbasnik Senegacnik WEB
Martina Zbašnik-Senegačnik
University of Ljubljana,
Faculty of Architecture