Energy Performance of Buildings

Energy Efficiency and Built Environment in Temperate Climates

  • Sofia-Natalia Boemi
  • Olatz Irulegi
  • Mattheos Santamouris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes
    Pages 1-15
  3. Challenges and Priorities for a Sustainable Built Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Argiro Dimoudi, Stamatis Zoras
      Pages 37-62
    3. Sofia-Natalia Boemi, Charalampos Tziogas
      Pages 79-93
    4. Nieves García Martín, Gerardo Sabater-Grande, Aurora García-Gallego, Nikolaos Georgantzis, Iván Barreda-Tarrazona, Enrique Belenguer
      Pages 107-121
  4. The Built Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Antonio Serra
      Pages 167-202
    3. Sofia-Natalia Boemi, Olatz Irulegi
      Pages 235-250
    4. Martha C. Katafygiotou, Despoina K. Serghides
      Pages 251-268
  5. Building’s Design and Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Sergio Sibilio, Antonio Rosato
      Pages 291-318
    3. A. de Gracia, C. Barreneche, A. I. Fernández, L. F. Cabeza
      Pages 319-348
    4. L. M. Ayompe
      Pages 349-375
    5. Theocharis Tsoutsos, Eleni Farmaki, Maria Mandalaki
      Pages 377-398
    6. Michele Zinzi
      Pages 415-436
    7. Aris Tsangrassoulis
      Pages 437-466
  6. The Microclimatic Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 483-483
    2. Francesco Spanedda
      Pages 499-522
    3. Stamatis Zoras, Argyro Dimoudi
      Pages 523-540
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 541-543

About this book


  • Examines the characteristics, challenges and energy potential of buildings in temperate climates
  • Provides sorely needed benchmarks for relative energy performance levels of buildings, as judged against current regulations, best case scenarios and emerging trends
  • Explains design techniques and technologies to achieve required energy efficiency, comfort and occupant health performance levels, with theory supported by real examples
  • Addresses such key topics as how the building performance may vary with climate change, increasing resiliency to heat waves and transitioning toward Net Zero Buildings
  • Emphasizes the differences between new construction and retrofitting

Energy Performance of Buildings addresses the imperative need to recognize the impacts of built environments on the world. It analyzes the trends and technologies of green and energy efficient building, identifying strategies for implementing energy savings and enabling the use of renewable resources in residential, commercial, healthcare and educational building sectors. The authors focus on best practices in temperate climates, providing in-depth coverage of urban heat islands, climate change and fuel poverty mitigation through architectural optimization, leveraging renewable energy sources and utilization of cutting-edge cooling materials. Pragmatic emphasis is placed on improving the energy performance of existing building stock to meet objectives of climate and energy conservation strategies. Engineers, architects, designers, students, policy makers and efficiency professionals will all gain valuable insights and ideas from this practical guide to greening the built environment.


Building Sector Trends Building Stock Cool Materials Energy Certification Energy Conservation Energy Efficiency Energy Performance Building Directive Heat Islands Zero Net Energy Buildings Zero Net Energy Buildings

Editors and affiliations

  • Sofia-Natalia Boemi
    • 1
  • Olatz Irulegi
    • 2
  • Mattheos Santamouris
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Process Equipment Design LaboratoryAristotle University ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.University of the Basque CountrySan SebastiánSpain
  3. 3.Group Building Environmental Research Athens, Physics DepartmentNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20830-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20831-2
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