E3S Web Conf.
Volume 197, 202075th National ATI Congress – #7 Clean Energy for all (ATI 2020)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Industry|
|Published online||22 October 2020|
Leading agritourism facilities along Nearly Zero Energy paths: proposal of an easy-to-use evaluation method
Department of Engineering, University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze Bld. 9 Palermo, Italy
2 Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Environmental Research & Innovation Department (ERIN), 41, rue du Brill, L-4422 Belvaux (Sanem), Luxembourg
3 National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Biomedicine and Molecular Immunology, Via Ugo La Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo, Italy
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The tourist sector, despite the present severe constraints imposed by the sanitary emergence, can be considered as an important component of almost all countries’ economies. In Italy agriturism, in particular, has been experiences a continuously rising trend in recent years. Clearly, such great interest towards these businesses also calls for a deep attention by an energy point of view, in sight of an energy efficiency improvement, hence a lowering of the pressure that such facilities exert to the natural environment. On the other hand, the European Union has been engaged, for a long time, in awarding the tourist accommodations environmental excellence brands, like the EU Ecolabel. Unfortunately, the achievement of such excellence brands requires the capability of managing complex energy and environmental data, which is often not the prerogative of people running such facilities. In order of contributing to overcome this difficulty, and with the aim of helping the addressing of agritourism towards a Nearly Zero Energy path, we propose here a simple approach that does not require the modelling and simulation of the energy behaviour of an agritourism, being essentially based on the application of easy-to-use ARERA (Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy Networks and Environment) datasheets scheme. On purpose, an application of the method, involving two typical Sicilian agritourism, is presented. The obtained results showed the viability of the proposed methodology, although the need of an update and/or replacement of some technical datasheets arose.
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