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Framework for Regional Heating Energy Efficiency Assessment


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Publication Details
Authors: Vinokurov Mihail, Luoranen Mika
Publisher: Lappeenranta University of Technology
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications : Tutkimusraportit - Research reports
Volume number: 34
eISBN: 978-952-265-747-3
eISSN: 2243-3376
JUFO-Level of this publication:
Open Access: Open Access publication

Abstract
The aim of this project was to develop general framework for systematic assessment of energy efficiency of heating on regional level in Russia. The framework created during this project includes two main instruments, namely: general regional heating energy efficiency assessment model (REEMod) and general regional heating energy efficiency assessment criteria for housing areas (REECrit). Framework pays extreme attention to realization of energy saving, overall cost efficiency and comfortable indoor climate. Life-cycle ideology was applied during creation of the framework.

Application of the framework can provide decision-making process with systematically collected and processed information on current state of areas energy efficiency. Such information will help decision makers to evaluate current situation of the whole energy chain, to compare different development scenarios and to identify the most efficient improvement methods, thus supporting realization of regions efficient energy management. Simultaneous pursuit of energy savings, cost efficiency and indoor air quality can contribute to development of sustainable community.

Presented instruments should be continuously developed further as an iterative process based on knew experience, development of technology and overall understanding of energy efficiency issues.

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