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dc.contributor.authorResende, Jaime
dc.contributor.authorMonzón Chavarrías, Marta
dc.contributor.authorCorvacho, Helena
dc.identifier.citationResende J, Monzón-Chavarrías M, Corvacho H. The applicability of nearly/net zero energy residential buildings in Brazil – A study of a low standard dwelling in three different Brazilian climate zones. Indoor and Built Environment. 2021;30(10):1693-1713. doi:10.1177/1420326X20961156es
dc.description.abstractBuildings account for 34% of world energy consumption and about half of electricity consumption. The nearly/Net Zero Energy Building (nZEB/NZEB) concepts are regarded as solutions for minimizing this problem. The countries of Southern Europe, which included the nZEB concept recently in their regulatory requirements, have both heating and cooling needs, which adds complexity to the problem. Brazil may benefit from their experience since most of the Brazilian climate zones present significant similarities to the Southern European climate. Brazil recently presented a household energy consumption increase, and a growing trend in the use of air conditioning is predicted for the coming decades. Simulations with various wall and roof solutions following the Brazilian Performance Standard were carried out in a low standard single-family house in three different climate zones in order to evaluate thermal comfort conditions and energy needs. Results show that in milder climate zones, achieving thermal comfort with a low energy consumption is possible, and there is a great potential to achieve a net zero-energy balance. In the extreme hot climate zone, a high cooling energy consumption is needed to provide thermal comfort, and the implementation of a nearly zero-energy balance may be more feasible. © The Author(s)
dc.publisherSAGE Publications Ltdes
dc.titleThe applicability of nearly/net zero energy residential buildings in Brazil "“ A study of a low standard dwelling in three different Brazilian climate zoneses
dc.journal.titleIndoor and Built Environmentes
dc.subject.keywordEdificios de energía casi nula (EECN)es
dc.subject.keywordEdificación residenciales
dc.subject.keywordZonas climáticases
dc.subject.keywordSimulación energética - herramientases
dc.subject.keywordConfort térmicoes
dc.subject.keywordConsumo energéticoes
dc.subject.unesco3305.14 Viviendases
dc.subject.unesco3305.90 Transmisión de Calor en la Edificaciónes
dc.subject.unesco3311.02 Ingeniería de Controles

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