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Effect of energy measures on the values of energy efficiency indicators in Finnish daycare and school buildings

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Effect of energy measures on the values of energy efficiency indicators in Finnish daycare and school buildings. / Sekki, Tiina; Airaksinen, Miimu; Saari, Arto.

julkaisussa: Energy and Buildings, Vuosikerta 139, 15.03.2017, s. 124-132.

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Sekki, Tiina ; Airaksinen, Miimu ; Saari, Arto. / Effect of energy measures on the values of energy efficiency indicators in Finnish daycare and school buildings. Julkaisussa: Energy and Buildings. 2017 ; Vuosikerta 139. Sivut 124-132.

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