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Yvan Dutil

22 shared publications

École de Technologie Supérieure

Louis Lamarche

4 shared publications

École de Technologie Supérieure, Département de génie mécanique, Montréal, QC H3C 1K3 Canada

Guillermo Quesada

2 shared publications

Hakim Nesreddine

1 shared publications

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(2011 - 2018)
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Article 1 Read 0 Citations One-dimensional model of a stratified thermal storage tank with supercritical coiled heat exchanger Pierre-Luc Paradis, Daniel R. Rousse, Louis Lamarche, Hakim ... Published: 01 April 2018
Applied Thermal Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.02.015
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Article 1 Read 1 Citation Energy Costs of Energy Savings in Buildings: A Review Yvan Dutil, Daniel Rousse Published: 09 August 2012
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su4081711
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It is often claimed that the cheapest energy is the one you do not need to produce. Nevertheless, this claim could somehow be unsubstantiated. In this article, the authors try to shed some light on this issue by using the concept of energy return on investment (EROI) as a yardstick. This choice brings semantic issues because in this paper the EROI is used in a different context than that of energy production. Indeed, while watts and negawatts share the same physical unit, they are not the same object, which brings some ambiguities in the interpretation of EROI. These are cleared by a refined definition of EROI and an adapted nomenclature. This review studies the research in the energy efficiency of building operation, which is one of the most investigated topics in energy efficiency. This study focuses on the impact of insulation and high efficiency windows as means to exemplify the concepts that are introduced. These results were normalized for climate, life time of the building, and construction material. In many cases, energy efficiency measures imply a very high EROI. Nevertheless, in some circumstances, this is not the case and it might be more profitable to produce the required energy than to try to save it.
Article 0 Reads 14 Citations Sustainable Buildings: An Ever Evolving Target Yvan Dutil, Daniel Rousse, Guillermo Quesada Published: 16 February 2011
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su3020443
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Environmental considerations have called for new developments in building technologies to bridge the gap between this need for lower impacts on the environment and ever increasing comfort. These developments were generally directed at the reduction of the energy consumption during operations. While this was indeed a mandatory first step, complete environmental life cycle analysis raises new questions. For instance, for a typical low thermal energy consumption building, the embodied energy of construction materials now becomes an important component of the environmental footprint. In addition, the usual practice in life cycle analysis now appears to call for some adaptation—due to variable parameters in time—to be implemented successfully in building analysis. These issues bring new challenges to reach the goal of integrated design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of sustainable buildings.