Author(s)/Creator(s)

Fatlum RexhepiFollow

Document Type

Poster

Language

English

Date

Summer 8-7-2020

Keywords

Kosovo, Europe, insulation, energy efficiency, building standards

Description/Abstract

Buildings with poor insulation and infiltration in doors, windows, and other openings have very high heating and cooling demands. Due to lack of maintenance, building materials, and standard they are whopping consumers. The necessity to save energy is enormous, especially with newly environmental constrains. Moreover, this would not only save our natural resources, but it would cut large sums that households spend on electricity, gas, or coal. Thermodynamic calculation of heat gain and loss gave us a lucid picture of benefits respecting nearly zero energy buildings standards while comparing same building prior and after improving its envelope. The consumption after renovating the envelope is 40 74% depending on buildings previous condition. The amount of CO2 released in the environment was cut to 65 75%.

Disciplines

Civil and Environmental Engineering | Construction Engineering and Management | Engineering

Funder(s)

Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State

Funding ID

S-ECAGD-20-CA-0009

Acknowledgements

Instructors: Deborah McGraw and Jacqueline Schneider

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Additional Information

This work has been created with support from the Institute of International Education (IIE)/Fulbright - English for Graduate Students Program.

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