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Reacondicionamiento térmico en Temuco-Padre Las Casas, Chile: Una ciudad declarada saturada por contaminación aérea

Armijo, Gabriela, Whitman, Christopher ORCID: and Roubelat, Leticia 2013. Reacondicionamiento térmico en Temuco-Padre Las Casas, Chile: Una ciudad declarada saturada por contaminación aérea. Presented at: XII ENCAC VIII ELACAC, Brasilia, Brazil, 25-27 September 2013.

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Chile’s central valley has a Mediterranean climate characterized by cold winters and hot summers. As a direct result of the thermally inadequate housing stock, coupled with the inefficient and contaminating burning of poor quality wood for heating and cooking, almost all of the cities located in this region have been declared saturated by airborne pollution PM10. In 2007 the Chilean government introduced thermal building regulations for new residential properties; however their low requirements have been criticized at both a national and international level. Some private and public residential projects have attempted to improve their energy efficiency, however 63% of the 5.7 million Chilean dwellings were built prior to the implementation of the Thermal Building Regulations and therefore the thermal reconditioning of the existing housing stock is an important element in the fight against airborne pollution. The Chilean city of TemucoPadre Las Casas was declared a zone saturated by airborne pollution PM10 in 2005 and PM2.5 in 2013. As part of its Plan for Atmospheric Decontamination (PDA), the government implemented a subsidy for the reconditioning of social housing within the framework of the pre-existing program, the PPPF of the Ministry of Housing and Urbanism (MINVIU). The objective of this paper is to present the post occupancy evaluation of reconditioned dwellings that have benefited from this subsidy and compares them with an unconditioned house and an apartment in a building where the developer has identified energy efficiency as a selling point in the cities property market. The measurements show good results but at the same time highlight the areas 2 where further improvements could be made.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Funders: Universidad Central de Chile
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 10:20

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