Book 2016

Energy Performance of Buildings

Energy Efficiency and Built Environment in Temperate Climates

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ISBN: 978-3-319-20830-5 (Print) 978-3-319-20831-2 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

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    Pages 1-15

    The Built Environment and Its Policies

  3. Challenges and Priorities for a Sustainable Built Environment

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      Pages 17-17

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      Pages 19-36

      Climatic Change in the Built Environment in Temperate Climates with Emphasis on the Mediterranean Area

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      Pages 37-62

      The Role of Buildings in Energy Systems

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      Pages 63-77

      Challenges and Priorities for a Sustainable Built Environment in Southern Europe—The Impact of Energy Efficiency Measures and Renewable Energies on Employment

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      Pages 79-93

      Indicators for Buildings’ Energy Performance

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      Pages 95-106

      Life Cycle Versus Carbon Footprint Analysis for Construction Materials

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      Pages 107-121

      Economic Experiments Used for the Evaluation of Building Users’ Energy-Saving Behavior

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      Pages 123-163

      Technologies and Socio-economic Strategies to nZEB in the Building Stock of the Mediterranean Area

  4. The Built Environment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 165-165

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      Pages 167-202

      Households: Trends and Perspectives

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      Pages 203-216

      Office Buildings/Commercial Buildings: Trends and Perspectives

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      Pages 217-233

      Energy Efficiency in Hospitals: Historical Development, Trends and Perspectives

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      Pages 235-250

      The Hotel Industry: Current Situation and Its Steps Beyond Sustainability

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      Pages 251-268

      Schools: Trends and Perspectives

  5. Building’s Design and Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 269-269

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      Pages 271-290

      New Challenges in Covering Buildings’ Thermal Load

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      Pages 291-318

      Energy Technologies for Building Supply Systems: MCHP

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      Pages 319-348

      The State of the Art for Technologies Used to Decrease Demand in Buildings: Thermal Energy Storage

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      Pages 349-375

      Solar Thermal Systems

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      Pages 377-398

      Solar Energy for Building Supply

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      Pages 399-414

      The State of the Art for Technologies Used to Decrease Demand in Buildings: Thermal Insulation

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      Pages 415-436

      Cool Materials

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