Effects of different architectural solutions on the thermal behaviour in an unconditioned rural building. The case of an Italian winery

  • Daniele Torreggiani Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Alberto Barbaresi | alberto.barbaresi@unibo.it Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1341-984X
  • Francesca Dallacasa Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Patrizia Tassinari Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy.

Abstract

Referring to the wine sector, in the Mediterranean area, most of the wine farms make use of unconditioned above-ground buildings constructed without a specific attention to temperature control, where indoor temperatures easily show trends in disagreement with correct wine-ageing and conservation. Moreover the suitable temperature ranges can differ from wine to wine, and are considerably different from ideal temperatures for human comfort. This study aimed at testing the effectiveness of different architectural elements in improving the thermal behaviour of unconditioned farm buildings, by means of energy simulations validated on an Italian case-study, comparing the data provided by the simulations with different temperature ranges. Results showed the building thermal performance depends on the chosen intervals, some solution played negative or positive role according to the analysed range and in general roof and wall interventions were more effective than orientation and solar shading, and the combination of more strategies allow to achieve improved results.

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2018-02-27
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Keywords:
Thermal performance, unconditioned building, building design, energy simulation, winery.
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Torreggiani, D., Barbaresi, A., Dallacasa, F., & Tassinari, P. (2018). Effects of different architectural solutions on the thermal behaviour in an unconditioned rural building. The case of an Italian winery. Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 49(1), 52-63. https://doi.org/10.4081/jae.2018.779