By Sofia-Natalia Boemi, Olatz Irulegi, Mattheos Santamouris
This e-book analyzes the traits and applied sciences of eco-friendly and effort effective development, choosing concepts for enforcing power mark downs and permitting using renewable assets in residential, advertisement, healthcare and academic construction sectors. The authors concentrate on most sensible practices in temperate climates, offering in-depth assurance of city warmth island, weather switch and gas poverty mitigation via architectural optimization, leveraging renewable power assets and usage of state-of-the-art cooling fabrics. Pragmatic emphasis is put on enhancing the strength functionality of latest construction inventory to fulfill brief and long-term pursuits of weather and effort conservation thoughts. Engineers, architects, designers, scholars, coverage makers and potency execs will all achieve important insights and concepts from this useful guide to greening the outfitted atmosphere.
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A question usually arises among designers, engineers, and users about the additional cost that new practices and requirements put at a building’s cost. A study conducted by QUALITEL in France concluded that the extra cost for constructing sustainable residential buildings—as opposed to standard ones—has gone from 10 % in 2003 to below 1 % in 2014. A similar trend has also been noted in the UK (COM 445 2014). 3) (Saheb et al. 2015). 1) (EU 2014). Residential buildings are the biggest energy consumers among building categories, in 2012 reaching up to 66 % of a building’s total final energy consumption in the EU (Saheb et al.
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5). 2 %. A decrease was reported in the use of conventional fuels, especially of petroleum, following the recession in Europe, while RES consumption is following an increasing trend as imposed by the 20-20-20 target in the EU (20 % energy reduction—20 % RES-produced energy—20 % CO2 emissions reduction) (EU 2014). 6), natural gas is the dominant energy source (37 %), followed by electricity (25 %) and wood (14 %), both of them presenting an increasing trend, as opposed to oil (with a 13 % share) that is gradually being phased out in the EU but remains significant in island countries (Lapillone et al.
Energy Performance of Buildings: Energy Efficiency and Built Environment in Temperate Climates by Sofia-Natalia Boemi, Olatz Irulegi, Mattheos Santamouris