Energy consumption in the building sector accounts for 20-50% of the total energy consumption in developed countries. Its minimization is of the highest priority in order to assure sustainable development and financial savings. Methodologies, regulations and international agreements have targeted at the goal of achieving ‘zero energy consumption buildings’ all over the world.
- Energy consumption for heating, cooling, water of use
- Energy requirements for lighting, air recycling, air conditioning, sound control, moisture control
- Passive systems
- Active systems
- Energy generation [solar, geothermal, novel forms]
- Future technologies [H2, electrochemical cells]
- Energy consumption calculations
- Recommended temperature, moisture, light indoors
- Natural cooling and ventilation
- Artificial lighting
- Heat pumps [effectivity, efficiency, working principle]
- Solar panels and roof solar panels
- Insulation materials
- Novel insulation methodologies
- Multifunctional insulation methodologies
- Pollutant detectors and smart detection technology
- Smart materials
- Online control of smart systems and automated function
- Case studies and climate zones
- Summary, Conclusions and analysis of near future achievements
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