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The problem of energy certification in the housing stock remains a priority for the European Community Member states referring to the European Directive N. 93/76/EEC. It is also a certainty that the potential for energy conservation in the existing buildings is very large and there is a need for a rating of their energy performance.

Facing this problem and the lack of tools, we chose to develop a measurement-based approach, often referred to as an identification method. The principle of this method is to derive the thermal behaviour from a continuous recording of internal temperature within the building in response to outdoor climate (temperature and solar radiation) and internal loads (heating and appliances).

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Authors: BLOEM J.J, JRC-Environmental Institute, Ispra (IT);MARCO J, Centro Investigaciones Energeticas (ES);TELLEZ F, Centro Investigaciones Energeticas (ES);NEIRAC F.P, ECOLE, Nationale Des Travaux Publics (FR);RICHALET V, ECOLE, Nationale Des Travaux Publics (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Energy and Buildings 33 (2001) pp.223-233
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