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Energy - Energy Efficiency | Building Refurbishment for Energy Performance - A Global Approach

Building Refurbishment for Energy Performance

A Global Approach

Magrini, Anna (Ed.)

2014, X, 252 p. 230 illus.

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  • Discusses ways to save energy in building refurbishment
  • Gives suggestions to improve energy efficiency
  • Includes case studies and results
In Europe, the building sector accounts for 40% of energy consumption which has a strong influence on greenhouse gas emissions. The book deals with efficient methodologies aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector. This includes analyses of the building envelopes, the heating systems, the use of solar energy, and the assessment of the environmental and energy sustainability of the proposed solutions. After a brief introduction to the physical fundamentals involved in the study, results are presented to support cost-effective technical strategies to promote actions for energy saving, in the most critical fields and with the most economic advantage.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Energy Performance in Refurbishment - Energy Saving in Refurbishment - Hygrometric Performance - Solar Energy - Thermal Comfort - Window Substitution

Related subjects » Civil Engineering - Energy Efficiency - Environmental Engineering and Physics

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