GEOLINKS International Conference 2019, Book 2
GREEN DESIGN AND SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE
COMPARATIVE STUDY OF HOUSES WITH DIFFERENT TYPOLOGIES IN TERMS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tania Hapurne, Prof. Dr. Irina Bliuc, Lect. Dr. Aurora Irina Dumitrascu, Lect. Dr. Calin Gabriel Corduban
It is well established the importance of the initial design phase in the overall process of sustainable architecture. Strategies including: optimal orientation, the use of passive solar design, incorporation of low embodied energy materials, thermal efficiency of envelope systems, can be applied to a variety of residential buildings. From this standpoint, the main objective of this study is to demonstrate that the architectural object’s scale is not that important, meaning that by using passive design strategies and innovative technical solutions can be obtained a similar energy performance over time for different home typologies.
Therefore, a house with a small indoor air volume versus a house with higher air volume can ensure comparable degrees of comfort and energy consumption per surface unit. To emphasize this statement a comparative analysis in terms of energy efficiency was made between two houses with almost identical enclosure elements and different sizes (a ground floor house – 90 square meters and a two story house – 210 square meters).
passive solar design, thermal efficiency, energy assessment, compactness, scale