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Energy Renovation of Buildings Utilizing the U-value Meter, a New Heat Loss Measuring Device

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  • Lars Schiøtt Sørensen

    () (HT-Meter ApS., Mosedraget 17, Nødebo, 3480 Fredensborg, Denmark)

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A new device with the ability to measure heat loss from building facades is proposed. Yet to be commercially developed, the U-value Meter can be used as stand-alone apparatus, or in combination with thermographic-equipment. The U-value meter complements thermographs, which only reproduce surface temperature and not the heat loss distribution. There is need for a device that measures the heat loss in a quantitative manner. Convective as well as radiative heat losses are captured and measured with a five-layer thermal system. Heat losses are measured in the SI-unit W/m 2 K. The aim is to achieve more cost-effective building renovation, and provide a means to check the fulfillment of Building Regulation requirements with respect to stated U-values (heat transmission coefficients). In this way it should be possible to greatly reduce energy consumption of buildings.

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  • Lars Schiøtt Sørensen, 2010. "Energy Renovation of Buildings Utilizing the U-value Meter, a New Heat Loss Measuring Device," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 2(2), pages 1-14, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:2:y:2010:i:2:p:461-474:d:6999
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    Keywords

    heat loss measuring; energy renovation; conductivity; thermal radiation;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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