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Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting by Jarek Kurnitski, Nicola Bianco, Giuseppe Peter Vanoli, Bjørn Peter Jelle, Claes Goeran Granqvist, Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

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Chapter 18

Cost-Effective Energy Retrofitting of Buildings in Spain

An Office Building of the University of the Basque Country

J. Terés-Zubiaga, K. Martin, A. Erkoreka, X. Aparicio and L.A. del Portillo,    University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spain

Abstract

Within the overall objective of reducing carbon emissions, existing building renovations must consider energy conservation and efficiency measures, but also take into account measures that promote the use of energy from renewable sources.

Considering these key points, an energy renovation of a non–energy-efficient and nonsustainable office building located in Northern Spain is presented in this chapter. It is a 9200 m2 building built in the 1970s, where the rectors’ offices ...

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