Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1447155238
  • ISBN-13: 9781447155232
  • DDC: 696
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 658 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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. 

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Policy Instruments: The Case of Germany.
3: Built Environment Life Cycle Process and Climate Change.
4: Benefits of Refurbishment.
5: Modelling the Occupant Behaviour Impact on Buildings Energy Prediction.
6: Uncertainty in Refurbishment Investment.
7: Energy Performance of Buildings: A Comparison of Standard Assessment Methods.
8: Life Cycle Energy Performance Evaluation.
9: Refurbishment Scenario to Shift Nearly Net ZEBs Toward Net ZEB Target: An Italian Case Study.
10: A Multiple-Case Study of Passive House Retrofits of School Buildings in Austria.
11: State of the Art on Retrofit Strategies Selection Using Multi-objective Optimization and Genetic Algorithms.
12: Multiple-Criteria Analysis of Life Cycle of Energy-Efficient Built Environment.
13: Toxicity Issues: Indoor Air Quality.
14: Toxicity Issues: Radon.
15: Ventilation: Thermal Efficiency and Health Aspects.
16: Insulation Materials Made with Vegetable Fibres.
17: High-Performance Insulation Materials.
18: Thermal Energy Storage Technologies.
19: Phase-Change Materials Use in Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment.
20: Nanogel Windows.
21: Switchable Glazing Technology: Electrochromic Fenestration for Energy-Efficient Buildings.
22: Solar Photovoltaic/Thermal Technologies and their Application in Building Retrofitting.