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The use of
environmental and sustainable indicators of global organizations has greater
advantages than those of national initiatives or those developed by researchers
in said subject, due to the fact that they have a much broader scope for
sustainability, have been applied in a systematic manner and therefore have
greater comparability and reliability. The environmental indicators are
constructed from the approaches to sustainable development in universities with
regards to the social, economic, institutional and environmental dimensions in
the organizations. This work involves the application of environmental and
sustainable indicators for internationally recognized efficiency in university
activities, which contribute towards organizing, summarizing and developing the
processes for development planning and environmental management.
In this work we make a comparative study of the energy behaviour in different building types. We analyze three cases of office buildings and three residential buildings, and compare them with a previous sample. We seek to find correlations or differences in behavior in terms of potential energy losses and gains, and UL values compared with Argentinian Standards to verify the degree of efficiency. For energy analysis we used a software which allows the analysis of thermal and energy building performance at steady state on a monthly basis. This software is called EnergoCAD and it also determines formal indicators based on IRAM standards. We conclude that the indicators used are clear to energetically “grade” buildings and to facilitate comparisons. In turn, smaller buildings are relatively less energy efficient than larger ones. At the same time it is noteworthy that the energy inefficiency has been growing rapidly over the years. Finally it is noted that none of the cases analyzed meets the National Standards.