Thesis topic proposal
Tamás Csoknyai
Energy assessment of the residential building stock in Turkey


Institute: Budapest University of Technology and Economics
mechanical engineering
Géza Pattantyús-Ábrahám Doctoral School of Mechanical Engineering

Thesis supervisor: Tamás Csoknyai
Location of studies (in Hungarian): Building Services and Process Engineering
Abbreviation of location of studies: EPGET

Description of the research topic:

a.) Antedecents:
EnergY assessment of residential building stocks have been a major issue in Europe to
establish a scientific background for policy planning. Such analysis have been caried out for
many Eu_countries, but for Turkey only minor steps have been made.
b.) Aim of research:
The objective is the energy assessment of the residential building stock in Turkey based on
existing statistical data and by developing a building typology and analyse model buildings.
Furthermore, energy saving and CO2 mitigation potentials are also to be assessed,
b.) Tasks, main items, necessary time:
1. literature review on other countries;
2. literature review ont he Turkish building stock;
3. development of building type matrix;
4. statistical data collection;
5. development of model buildings;
6. building modeling;
7. national level extrapolation
Necessary time: 3 years
c.) Required equipment:
special equipment not needed, but data purchase may be necessary.
d.) Expected scientific results:
As a result a more accurate picture will be aquired about the energy performance of the
Turkish building stock.
f.) References:
[1] Csík Árpa,Tamas Csoknyai: Defining energy- and cost-saving potentials and their
application in optimal building refurbishment, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND
MANAGEMENT JOURNAL (ISSN: 1582-9596) (eISSN: 1843-3707) 13: (11) pp. 2771-2780.
[2] Csoknyai Tamás: Energy consumption and CO2 emission of buildings built with
industrialized technology: the case of Debrecen and future trends, ADVANCED MATERIALS
RESEARCH (ISSN: 1022-6680) (eISSN: 1662-8985) 899 (2014): pp.16-23. (2014)
[3] Sara Hrabovszky-Horváth, Tamás Pálvölgyi, Tamás Csoknyai, Attila Talamon: Generalized
residential building typology for urban climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies: The
case of Hungary, ENERGY AND BUILDINGS 62: pp. 475-485. (2013)

Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2016-10-19

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