Sustainable Energy in the Built Environment - Steps Towards nZEB

Proceedings of the Conference for Sustainable Energy (CSE) 2014

  • Ion Visa

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ion Visa, Anca Duta
      Pages 3-29
    3. Mihaela Baritz, Diana Cotoros, Daniela Barbu
      Pages 39-45
    4. Mihai Comsit, Ion Visa, Macedon Dumitru Moldovan, Luminita Isac
      Pages 47-65
    5. Mircea Draghici, Francisc Sisak, Anca Manolescu
      Pages 67-76
    6. Rodica Frunzulica, Andrei Damian, Radu Baciu, Cristian Barbu
      Pages 77-86
    7. Mircea Ignat, Luca Florescu, Andrei Corbeanu, Raluca Turcu
      Pages 87-97
    8. Anca Manolescu, Francisc Sisak, Mircea Draghici
      Pages 99-106
    9. Nikolay Mihailov, Todor Todorov, Aleksandar Evtimov, Daniel Todorov, Lyuben Iliev
      Pages 107-113
    10. Macedon Moldovan, Ion Visa, Daniela Ciobanu
      Pages 115-133
    11. Sorin-Aurel Moraru, Dominic Mircea Kristály, Milian Badea
      Pages 135-149
    12. Radu Săulescu, Oliver Climescu, Codruţa Jaliu
      Pages 151-166
  3. Renewable Based DHW, Heating and Cooling in the Built Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Alin Ionuţ Brezeanu, George Dragomir, Mircea Horneţ, Cristian D. Năstac, Nicolae Iordan, Lucia Boieriu
      Pages 195-203
    3. Alexandru Cotorcea, Ion Visa
      Pages 221-228
    4. Lucia Dumitrescu, Ileana Manciulea, Claudia Zaha, Anca Sauciuc
      Pages 229-241

About these proceedings


This book addresses the main challenges faced today in implementing the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) concept. The book starts with a chapter that addresses problems related to the energy demand and renewable energy sources available in the built environment, along with the restrictions and opportunities in developing sustainable, efficient and affordable solutions, also gaining aesthetic and architectural acceptance. Advanced solutions to cover the energy needs by using various renewable-based energy mixes are presented in two chapters. These two chapters discuss the problem of conversion efficiency at the level of components and systems, aiming at giving value to the variable renewable energy sources, in producing thermal and electric energy. The concept is discussed further in a chapter on advanced solutions for water re-use and recycling wastes as second raw materials. The need for new strategies and implementation tools, for education and training is addressed in the final chapter as part of the nZEB concept, towards sustainable communities.

The sub-chapters of the book were openly presented during the 4th Edition of the Conference for Sustainable Energy, held 6-8 November, 2014, and organized by the R&D Centre Renewable Energy Systems and Recycling at the Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania. This event was developed under the patronage of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM), through the Technical Committee Sustainable Energy Systems.


Built Environment Mechanical Systems Nearly Zero Energy Building NyzEB Renewable Energy Systems Sustainable Energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ion Visa
    • 1
  1. 1.Product Design, Mechatronics and EnvironmentTransilvania University of BrasovBraşovRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09706-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09707-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2352-2534
  • Series Online ISSN 2352-2542
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