Traditional House Built at ZEB standard in Rural Area of Romania


  • Emilia-Cerna Mladin Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest Bucharest, Romania
  • Madalina-Xenia Calbureanu-Popescu Department of Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering University of Craiova Craiova, Romania
  • Constantin Oprescu Department of Medical Engineering University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania



ZEB, renewable energy, adobe house, rural development


An energy analysis was performed on a house built in a Southern village of Romania. The house has a typical traditional architecture and size for a single-family dwelling and is made of concrete structural frame and adobe bricks, roofed with unheated attic. The zero-emission building (ZEB) performance could be achieved with proper thermal resistances for envelope elements, an air-to-water heat pump for underfloor heating and DHW and solar- panels mounted on the roof. The analysed house is the third of its kind built in the village neighbourhood in the last 10 years, proving its good living quality and cost affordability, as well as the local market demand. The extension of solutions to existing houses is proven feasible.





How to Cite

Mladin, E.-C., Calbureanu-Popescu, M.-X., & Oprescu, C. (2023). Traditional House Built at ZEB standard in Rural Area of Romania . Technium: Romanian Journal of Applied Sciences and Technology, 14, 105–108.