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Title: Transformation of a University lecture hall in Valladolid (Spain) into a NZEB: LCA of a BIPV system integrated in its façade
Authors: Martín-Ramos, Pablo
Palacios-Jaimes, Gloria Y.
Rey-Martínez, Francisco J.
Fernández-Coppel, Ignacio A.
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: International Journal of Photo energy
Description: Producción Científica
Citation: International Journal of Photo energy, open access 2017
Abstract: The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU) poses a major challenge, as it promotes the transformation of existing buildings into Nearly Zero‐Energy Buildings (NZEB). In this work we present the case of study of a lecture hall building, owned by the University of Valladolid (Spain), that is currently being refurbished into a NZEB by integration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES), also in line with the requirements from Directive 2009/28/EC. As part of its major renovation, not only Trombe walls and geothermal energy are to be incorporated, but also a building integrated solar photovoltaic (BIPV) system to address the electricity needs and reduce the building’s energy use and GHGs in a cost-effective manner. The environmental profile of this BIPV system has been investigated using life-cycle impact assessment (LCIA), assessing the net emissions of CO2 and the damages caused in a comparative context with conventional electricity-generation pathways. In spite of the small power installed in this first stage (designed to cover only an annual energy consumption of ca. 13000 kWh, around 6% of the total demand), it can be concluded that significant environmental benefits are gained using this system. Keywords: Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV); Environmental Impacts; Life Cycle Assessment (LCA); Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA); Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB).
Peer Review: SI
Sponsor: The authors would like to gratefully ackowledge the financial support by Consejería de Educación de la Junta de Castilla y León through project number VA029U16.
Language: eng
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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