Energy Equalization and the Case of the “nZEB Hotels”

Grazia Napoli, Simona Barbaro, Maria Rosa Trovato, Salvatore Giuffrida, Francesco Nocera

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Nowadays, energy equalization is one of the many issues concerningthe energy policies on the urban scale and in the perspective of reducing theUrban Heat Island effects (UHI-e). The different economic-financial profiles ofthe interventions implemented in the buildings having a wide range of climaticlocations, typological arrangements, architectural-historical constraints, need tobe coordinated within unitary local energy-environmental policies inspired byeconomic-financial as well as environmental issues. The renovation of existinghotels to achieve a nearly Zero-Energy performance is one of the goals of the2050 EU’s energy policy. This paper presents the nZEB retrofit case of anexisting historic hotel and proposes a step by step approach to nZEB performancewith a perspective on the costs, in order to identify the most effectiveenergy solutions. Such approach allows highlighting useful insights regardingenergy and economic-financial strategies for achieving nZEB standards.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Metropolitan Perspectives, Knowledge Dynamics and Innovation-driven Policies Towards Urban and Regional Transition
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Decision Sciences
  • General Computer Science


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