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Alternative Envelope Components for Energy-Efficient Buildings

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  • Looks at the impact of building envelopes on energy usage
  • Offers readers an introduction to the principles of sustainability
  • Presents passive and active approaches to using solar devices

Part of the book series: Green Energy and Technology (GREEN)

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This book examines ways of saving energy by using green roofs and facades, solar devices such as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), and thermal solar panels, as components of energy-efficient building envelopes. The author takes an interdisciplinary / multidisciplinary approach to the subject that analyzes several different scientific fields connected to building research—sustainability, sustainable architecture, energy efficiency in buildings, and building envelopes—while approaching other collateral domains, including history, archaeology, botanics, physics, engineering, and landscape architecture. Alternative Envelope Components for Energy-Efficient Buildings will be a welcome resource for researchers, students, and postgraduates in the fields of energy, building materials, and renewable energy, as well as architects, engineers, and specialists in industries related to building products.
  • Looks at the impact of building envelopes on energy usage;
  • Offers readers an introduction to the principles of sustainability;
  • Presents passive and active approaches to using solar devices.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Center of Architectural and Urban Studies, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania

    Ana-Maria Dabija

About the author

Prof. Dr. Ana-Maria Dabija has been an architect since 1986. She worked for a design institute and a private company before pursuing a university career with the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest. She received her Doctoral Degree in 2000, and has been a doctoral tutor since 2008. Dr. Dabija has been the Director of the Center of Architectural and Urban Studies (CSAU) of the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism since 2016, and Director of the Architecture Doctoral School of the Ion Mincu University since 2017. Among the courses she has developed are “Architectural Detailing Principles,” “Contemporary Technological Products and Sub-Assemblies” and “Mistakes in Design – Execution – Use.” She is the editor of the book Energy Efficient Building Design (Springer, 2020), and author of the books Performant Façade Systems: The Opaque Component, Elements for Stair Design (also translated in English), Elements for Designing Windows and Doors, Degradation of the Building Envelope, and Photovoltaic Systems in Architecture. Dr. Dabija has taken part in more than 60 international conferences (with papers published in the proceedings) and has coordinated technical regulations and scientific research. She is a corresponding member of the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences and is a member of numerous national and international professional and scientific bodies and technical committees.

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