Energy Modelling and Retrofit of the Residential Building Stock of Jiangsu Province


Thecontributiondiscussestheenergyuseandcharacteristicsoftheresidentialbuilding stock in Jiangsu Province (China), with a focus on the potential of large-scale energy retrofit to mitigate environmental impact and running costs of its most inefficient vintages, while improving occupant comfort and reducing the need for demolition and reconstruction in the upgrading of the stock. Whilethehistoricalpartoftheresidentialstockisprofoundlyrootedinthelocaltraditions and adapted to the climate of the region, the development of the newer building typologies, that currently constitute the majority of the extant buildings, has been drastically shaped by different international influences starting form the 20

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