1.3.1 Options to reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling in buildings

Course subject(s) 1. Heating and cooling in buildings

In this video you will learn about options to reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling in buildings. You will be introduced to insulation measures, their performance indicators and how they can reduce the energy costs of a building.

Key takeaways:

  • Roof, wall, floor and window insulation are useful in reducing a building’s energy demand.
  • The better insulated a building, the lower it’s transmission losses, implying either lower U-values or higher R values.
  • Insulating a buildings is a often a financially attractive investment that can both contribute to reducing¬†greenhouse gas emissions and reducing a building’s long-term energy costs.
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