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Zero Emission Temporary Habitation: A Passive Container House Acclimatized by Geothermal Water

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Antonio Dumas

Mem. ASME
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia,
Di.S.M.I.—Reggio Emilia,
Via Amendola 2,
Modena 42122, Italy
e-mail: antonio.dumas@unimore.it

Michele Trancossi

Mem. ASME
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia,
Di.S.M.I.—Reggio Emilia,
Via Amendola 2,
Modena 42122, Italy
e-mail: michele.trancossi@unimore.it

Mauro Madonia

Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia,
Di.S.M.I.—Reggio Emilia,
Via Amendola 2,
Modena 42122, Italy
e-mail: mauro.madonia@unimore.it

Michele Coppola

Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia,
Di.S.M.I.—Reggio Emilia,
Via Amendola 2,
Modena 42122, Italy

Contributed by the Solar Energy Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING: Including Wind Energy and Building Energy Conservation. Manuscript received November 20, 2012; final manuscript received June 12, 2014; published online July 9, 2014. Assoc. Editor: Gregor P. Henze.

J. Sol. Energy Eng 136(4), 044505 (Jul 09, 2014) (8 pages) Paper No: SOL-12-1316; doi: 10.1115/1.4027884 History: Received November 20, 2012; Revised June 12, 2014

A container mobile housing system denominated ZETHa (zero energy temporary habitation) is acclimatized by water circulation inside the external walls of the building. A general design of the building has presented and constructive solutions are presented to minimize thermal bridges. Energy dispersions calculations have been performed both for the wall and the whole building. Energetic contribution by renewable energy plants has evaluated to get the condition of passive building. This evaluation will also consider appliances needs. Wellness conditions have evaluated with satisfactory results.

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Traditional wall schema and internal thermal profile (gray line)

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Wall constructive detail

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Reference building schema with measures

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Thermal model of the panel

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Dispersions through internal wall in different conditions and net energy needs (winter)

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Dispersions through internal wall in different conditions and net energy needs (summer)

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Expected wellness conditions for ZETHa building concept

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