The option of independent heating in multifamily dwellings in combination with the allocation of the respective heating costs, is a prerequisite for rational energy management. Independent heating may however result in a less efficient operation of the heating system, due to part load operating conditions. This is particularly true in times of economic crisis or of high fuel prices, where for economic reasons the dwellings are under-heated. This problem has been examined and quantified through two case studies of real buildings, on the basis of data provided by a monitoring system. The paper discusses low or zero cost solutions including simple technical interventions and rational cost allocation methods.
|Title of host publication||Energy for Sustainability Conference 2013|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Gelegenis, J. J., Diakoulaki, D., Giannakidis, G., Lampropoulou, H., & Harris, D. J. (2013). Independent heating in multi-family dwellings, or how an energy management measure may lead to overconsumption. In Energy for Sustainability Conference 2013