House Rating Schemes

From Energy to Comfort Base

  • Maria Kordjamshidi

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  3. Maria Kordjamshidi
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  4. Maria Kordjamshidi
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  5. Maria Kordjamshidi
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 141-145

About this book


"House Rating Schemes" provides information to students, architects and researchers in the field of the built environment. It reviews current House Rating Schemes (HRS) used in different countries and investigates how these schemes assess the thermal performance of a house. It challenges the way that these schemes assess building energy efficiency and their inability to evaluate free running buildings which do not need an energy load for heating and cooling indoor environments. Finally, the book proposes a new index and method for HRS in which the efficiency of a house design can be evaluated with reference to its thermal performance in both free running and conditioned operation modes. The book deals with various approaches and methods for rating buildings on the basis of different indexes, with implications for both energy efficiency and thermal comfort. It also guides readers through a computer simulation program for developing a rating system that evaluates and ranks building energy efficiency.


Buildings Energy efficiency Rating Thermal comfort Thermal performance

Authors and affiliations

  • Maria Kordjamshidi
    • 1
  1. 1., Faculty of EngineeringIlam UniversityIlamIran

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-15789-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-15790-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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