• Dragoslav M. Šumarac, Inžinjerska komora Srbije, Serbia, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Maja N Todorović, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Stanko B Ćorić, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Zoran B Perović, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Energy Efficiency of Typical Serbian Rural Houses

  • The energy efficiency of typical rural houses in Serbia is presented in this paper. Typical houses from rural areas were analyzed by proper measurements, and by numerical calculations according to current regulations. The first house is a traditional Vojvodina house and it is situated in the suburban part of municipality of Sremska Mitrovica. The second house is a typical Serbian mountainous house and it is located in the municipality of Raška. Experimental data for the analysis were obtained by performing measurements of temperature, humidity and dew point on the characteristic spots in these houses. Recording with thermal imaging camera were also done. Detailed insight in energy performance of observed houses can be defined by analyzing obtained results. Calculation of the annual energy needs for heating is based on the Regulations on energy efficiency of buildings in the Republic of Serbia, which were adopted in 2011. It was concluded that the annual energy need for heating in rural homes significantly exceeds optimal limits for objects of that category, so the special attention should be devoted to analysis of energy efficiency problems in rural areas.
  • Keywords
    rural house, energy efficiency, measurement, temperature, regulation
  • Pages
    191 - 203
  • Submitted
  • Revised
  • Accepted
    0350-218X, 38 (2012), 2, 191-203
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