Climate control in broiler houses: A thermal model for the calculation of the energy use and indoor environmental conditions

  title={Climate control in broiler houses: A thermal model for the calculation of the energy use and indoor environmental conditions},
  author={Andrea Costantino and Enrico Fabrizio and Andrea Ghiggini and Mauro Bariani},
  journal={Energy and Buildings},

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