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Title: Towards European targets by monitoring the energy profile of the Cyprus housing stock
Authors: Serghides, Despina Kyprianou 
Dimitriou, Stella 
Katafygiotou, Martha 
Keywords: Cyprus energy targets;Energy performance indicators;Existing building stock;Refurbishment rate
Category: Environmental Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: 15-Nov-2016
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Source: Energy and Buildings, 2016, Volume 132, Pages 130-140
Abstract: Energy efficient renovation of the existing housing stock is imperative to reduce building energy consumption since the building sector in Europe accounts for an estimated 40% of the energy used from all sectors and more than 80% of the buildings today will still exist in 2020. Following Europe's energy objectives, the paper investigates, based on the European Union Directives, the current energy refurbishment rates and examines the future energy performance of the Cyprus housing stock, in order to determine if they are adequate in achieving the Europe energy targets. The research focuses on pilot houses in Cyprus, which include dwellings from all typologies as classified, according to the IEE project EPISCOPE. The houses were monitored and based on the collected data and the performed simulations, their current and future energy performance are presented in the form of Energy Performance Indicators (EPIs). From the study, it is observed that with the current trends the national climate protection energy targets are unattainable. This is mainly due to the inadequate rate and depth of energy refurbishment of the existing housing stock and the ineptness of the Directives to address effectively the reduction of the cooling energy needs in the new constructions.
ISSN: 03787788
Rights: © 2016 Elsevier B.V.
Type: Article
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