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COMPARATIVE ANALYSES OF BUILT ENVIRONMENT EXPOSURES RELEVANT TO HEALTH OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION STRATEGIES IN SERBIA

ABSTRACT
Paper presents comparative analysis of residential indoor air pollutant concentration change over future specified time horizon, implementing building physical and thermal retrofit measures, thus creating pollution mitigation scenarios for existing Belgrade and Nis housing stock followed by greenhouse gas emission reduction scenarios up to 2050. Regarding specified mitigation scenarios, the set of typical housing unit models has been generated which define existing housing stock of Belgrade and Nis. Extensive monitoring of physical and thermal parameters as well as detailed socio-technical survey of selected households was performed and used as an initial modeling input. Relationship between environment pollution and building performances was investigated, with respect to indooroutdoor sources of pollution, thermal and physical properties of the stock samples and occupant’s behavior. As a final output, indoor pollutant concentrations for each of the modelled cases was obtained and validated against the available data. This housing modelling framework has been created in order to develop an assessment of present and future exposure and health impact quantity regarding single/multiple scenario interventions introduced to the housing stock. This paper provides each strategy guidelines for taking measures towards achieving the healthier indoor environments. [FP7-ENV-2010: PURGE-Public health impacts in urban environments of greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies, Project number: 265325, financed by the European Commission]
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2013-12-12
PAPER REVISED: 2014-03-08
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2014-04-28
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2014-09-06
DOI REFERENCE: 10.2298/TSCI1403903S
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2014, VOLUME 18, ISSUE 3, PAGES [903 - 914]
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