nZEB design: Challenging between energy and economic targets

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Currently nZEB design represents a negotiation between energy targets and economic concerns. Whereby, it is indispensable that, staring from very preliminary phase of the project, a synergy between the building and system designers, the energy consultant and the economic valuer is set up. Cost-optimal methodology together with statistical analyses developed with Minitab software was applied to analyze a new high performing single-family house, in Northern Italy, in order to define how energy and economic aspects could influence the preliminary design phase of the project.




Becchio, C., Bottero, M. C., Corgnati, S. P., & Ghiglione, C. (2015). nZEB design: Challenging between energy and economic targets. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 78, pp. 2070–2075). Elsevier Ltd.

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