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dc.contributor.authorMorganti, Michele
dc.contributor.authorPagès Ramon, Anna
dc.contributor.authorCoch Roura, Helena
dc.contributor.authorIsalgué Buxeda, Antonio
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Tecnologia de l'Arquitectura
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física
dc.identifier.citationMorganti, M. [et al.]. Buildingmass and energy demand in conventional housing typologies of the Mediterranean city. "Sustainability", 27 Juny 2019, vol. Special issue, p. 1-18.
dc.description.abstractThe causal relation among building typology and building energy demand is a complex balance of climate, morphology, technology and use. The assessment of the relation between mass of building elements and energy demand in different housing typologies is the main goal of this study. A novel indicator, namely the Buildingmass, is introduced and tested in the Mediterranean climate region. Explorations on nine conventional housing typologies in Barcelona and Rome are carried out. Buildingmass evaluation is based on the calculation of the mass of building elements. Energy demand is assessed by modelling on multi-space dynamic thermal analysis tool. Our results point out that the Buildingmass has a strong relevance on energy, playing an important role in reducing heating and cooling demand in the Mediterranean city, as described by the proposed correlation (R2 = 0.88). Moreover, this indicator gives a more detailed characterisation of the housing stock of the Mediterranean city. The study aims at bridging the gap between urban physics and urban metabolism studies and fostering energy conservation measures for the built environment.
dc.format.extent18 p.
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Edificació::Instal·lacions i acondicionament d'edificis::Aïllament acústic i tèrmic
dc.subject.lcshSustainable buildings
dc.subject.otherUrban indicators
dc.subject.otherBuilding energy performance
dc.subject.otherHousing typology
dc.subject.otherHeating and cooling demand
dc.subject.otherBuilt mass
dc.titleBuildingmass and energy demand in conventional housing typologies of the Mediterranean city
dc.subject.lemacEdificis sostenibles
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. AIEM - Arquitectura, energia i medi ambient
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorMorganti, M.; Pages-Ramon, A.; Coch, H.; Isalgue, A.
local.citation.volumeSpecial issue

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