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2.1.27 Installation of false ceiling to reduce internal height

2.1.27 Installation of false ceiling to reduce internal height

Description

The installation of suspended ceiling reduces the volume which has to be heated or cooled helping to lower heating or cooling bills. A reduction of 0.50 metres of internal room height obtained by the installation of false ceiling allows around 1-2% of energy savings in air conditioning.

Benefits

  • Less energy demand

  • The installation is easy and fast

  • Allow to hide cables and pipes

  • It could be combined with the insulation of the roof

  • It could be combined with radiant cooling system

Limitations

  • The installation of suspended ceiling depends of the height of the room

  • It can imply a reconfiguration of light system or other equipment.

  • Less thermal mass exposed

Economic assessment

Initial investment: medium. Between 14 and 25 €/m2

References and best practices

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CHARACTERIZATION

Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices


Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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