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Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment

A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Explains how to tackle the challenges of building refurbishment towards nearly zero energy

  • Discusses materials, design, refurbishment and technology

  • Delivers the latest research findings

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    • Fernando Pacheco Torgal
    Pages 1-14
  3. Policy Instruments: The Case of Germany

    • Sven Schimschar
    Pages 15-60
  4. Built Environment Life Cycle Process and Climate Change

    • Artūras Kaklauskas, Fernando Pacheco Torgal, Stelios Grafakos, Vilune Lapinskiene
    Pages 61-97
  5. Benefits of Refurbishment

    • Marina Mistretta, Marco Beccali, Maurizio Cellura, Francesco Guarino, Sonia Longo
    Pages 99-117
  6. Uncertainty in Refurbishment Investment

    • Carol C. Menassa, Wilson Ortiz-Vega
    Pages 143-175
  7. Energy Performance of Buildings: A Comparison of Standard Assessment Methods

    • R. Pernetti, L. Magnani, A. Magrini
    Pages 177-205
  8. Life Cycle Energy Performance Evaluation

    • Patxi Hernandez
    Pages 207-231
  9. Refurbishment Scenario to Shift Nearly Net ZEBs Toward Net ZEB Target: An Italian Case Study

    • Marina Mistretta, Matteo Arcoleo, Maurizio Cellura, Davide Nardi Cesarini, Francesco Guarino, Sonia Longo
    Pages 233-252
  10. State of the Art on Retrofit Strategies Selection Using Multi-objective Optimization and Genetic Algorithms

    • Ehsan Asadi, M. Gameiro da Silva, C. Henggeler Antunes, Luís Dias
    Pages 279-297
  11. Multiple-Criteria Analysis of Life Cycle of Energy-Efficient Built Environment

    • Artūras Kaklauskas, Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Vilune Lapinskiene, Jurate Sliogeriene, Renaldas Gudauskas, Juozas Raistenskis et al.
    Pages 299-324
  12. Toxicity Issues: Indoor Air Quality

    • Maite de Blas
    Pages 325-360
  13. Toxicity Issues: Radon

    • Fernando Pacheco Torgal
    Pages 361-380
  14. Insulation Materials Made with Vegetable Fibres

    • Xiaoshu Lü, Tao Lu, Olli Lipponen, Martti Viljanen
    Pages 411-455
  15. High-Performance Insulation Materials

    • Hans-Peter Ebert
    Pages 457-481
  16. Thermal Energy Storage Technologies

    • R. Parameshwaran, S. Kalaiselvam
    Pages 483-536
  17. Phase-Change Materials Use in Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment

    • Luisa F. Cabeza, A. Inés Fernández
    Pages 537-553

About this book

The recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on 19 May 2010. For new buildings, the recast fixes 2020 as the deadline for all new buildings to be “nearly zero energy” (and even sooner for public buildings – by the end of 2018). This book gives practitioner an important tool to tackle the challenges of building refurbishment towards nearly zero energy.

This book is welcome at this time and sets the scene for professionals whether practitioners or researchers to learn more about how we can make whether old or new buildings more efficient and effective in terms of energy performance. 

Keywords

  • Building Refurbishment
  • Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
  • Energy Retrofitting Buildings
  • Improve Building Energy Efficiency
  • Refurbishment Strategies
  • Zero Energy Building
  • Zero Energy Refurbishment

Editors and Affiliations

  • C-TAC Research Unit, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal

    Fernando Pacheco Torgal

  • Dipartimento Patrimonio Architettonico e Urbanistico, Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Salita Melissari, Italy

    Marina Mistretta

  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania

    Artūras Kaklauskas

  • Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University The Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala, Sweden

    Claes G. Granqvist

  • GREA Innovació Concurrent, Universitat de Lleida Edifici CREA, Lleida, Spain

    Luisa F. Cabeza

About the editors

Investigator in the C-TAC Research Centre at the University of Minho. Authored 230 publications, 65 referenced on ISI Web of Knowledge, 38 papers published on ISI-A1 journals. First author of 12 papers in ISI-A1 journals with a special mention. Five papers in the Top 25 Hottest articles of Science Direct, five in the Top 5% most cited and two in the Top 10 most cited articles published in the last 5 years between 3356 (Scopus). Has an accumulated impact factor of 87. Citations on ISI Web of Knowledge-295 (h-index=10), citations on Scopus-416 (h-index=11), citations on Scholar Google-863 (h-index=15). Prediction for the year 2020 using Kording´s algorithm and excluding self-citations (SCI-h-index=25). Member of the editorial board of four international journals. Acted as invited reviewer in more than one hundred papers for almost 40 international journals (20 ISI and 8 Scopus). In the last 5 years was invited to review 93 SCI papers (77 ISI and 16 Scopus). Lead Editor of 8 international books with contributors from 37 countries (SCI h-index >10 (59 authors), SCI h-index >15 (41 authors), SCI h-index >20 (14 authors): Toxicity of Building Materials; Eco-efficient Concrete; Handbook of Recycled Concrete; LCA, Eco-labeling and Cases Studies; Nanotechnology for Eco-efficient construction; Eco-efficient Masonry Bricks and Blocks; Handbook of alkali-activated cements, mortars and concretes, Publisher: WoodHead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK. Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Publisher: Springer, London, UK. Has practiced as a professional Civil Engineer during 10 years (1993-2003). Member of the Portuguese Board of Engineers since 1993, granted with the Senior title in 2003.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment

  • Book Subtitle: A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Editors: Fernando Pacheco Torgal, Marina Mistretta, Artūras Kaklauskas, Claes G. Granqvist, Luisa F. Cabeza

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5523-2

  • Publisher: Springer London

  • eBook Packages: Energy, Energy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag London 2013

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4471-5522-5

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4471-6996-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4471-5523-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 658

  • Number of Illustrations: 145 b/w illustrations, 136 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Energy Policy, Economics and Management, Building Construction and Design, Renewable Energy

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4471-5523-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)