Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting:Materials, Technologies, Optimization and Case Studies provides essential knowledge for civil engineers, architects, and other professionals working in the field of cost-effective energy efficient building retrofitting.
The building sector is responsible for high energy consumption and its global demand is expected to grow as each day there are approximately 200,000 new inhabitants on planet Earth. The majority of electric energy will continue to be generated from the combustion of fossil fuels releasing not only carbon dioxide, but also methane and nitrous oxide. Energy efficiency measures are therefore crucial to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the building sector.
Energy efficient building retrofitting needs to not only be technically feasible, but also economically viable. New building materials and advanced technologies already exist, but the knowledge to integrate all active components is still scarce and far from being widespread among building industry stakeholders.
- Emphasizes cost-effective methods for the refurbishment of existing buildings, presenting state-of-the-art technologies
- Includes detailed case studies that explain various methods and Net Zero Energy
- Explains optimal analysis and prioritization of cost effective strategies
Chapter 1. Introduction to Cost-Effective Energy-Efficient Building Retrofitting
Part I: Materials and Technologies
Chapter 2. Methodologies for Selection of Thermal Insulation Materials for Cost-Effective, Sustainable, and Energy-Efficient Retrofitting
Chapter 3. Phase Change Materials for Application in Energy-Efficient Buildings
Chapter 4. Reflective Materials for Cost-Effective Energy-Efficient Retrofitting of Roofs
Chapter 5. Solar Air Collectors for Cost-Effective Energy-Efficient Retrofitting
Chapter 6. Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) for Cost-Effective Energy-Efficient Retrofitting
Part II: Optimization
Chapter 7. Measurement and Verification Models for Cost-Effective Energy-Efficient Retrofitting
Chapter 8. A Cost-Effective Human-Based Energy-Retrofitting Approach
Chapter 9. An Overview of the Challenges for Cost-Effective and Energy-Efficient Retrofits of the Existing Building Stock
Chapter 10. Smart Heating Systems for Cost-Effective Retrofitting
Chapter 11. Artificial Neural Networks for Predicting the Energy Behavior of a Building Category: A Powerful Tool for Cost-Optimal Analysis
Part III: Case Studies
Chapter 12. Cost-Effectiveness of Retrofitting Swedish Buildings
Chapter 13. Cost-Efficient Solutions for Finnish Buildings
Chapter 14. Cost-Effective District-Level Renovation: A Russian Case Study
Chapter 15. Cost-Effective Energy and Indoor Climate Renovation of Estonian Residential Buildings
Chapter 16. Cost-Effective Energy Refurbishment of Prefabricated Buildings in Serbia
Chapter 17. Cost-Effective Refurbishment of Residential Buildings in Austria
Chapter 18. Cost-Effective Energy Retrofitting of Buildings in Spain: An Office Building of the University of the Basque Country
Chapter 19. Cost-Effective Refurbishment of Italian Historic Buildings
Fernando Pacheco-Torgal is a Senior Researcher in the C-TAC Research Centre at the University of Minho, Portugal. He has authored almost 300 publications, including 96 in ISI Web of Science-WoS and 92 on Scopus. Having received 798 citations in WoS (h-index=15) and 1125 citations on Scopus (h-index=18). He has a SCI Platinum h=30 the highest in the field of civil in Portugal. He has also been the Lead Editor of 14 international books, with more than 500 contributors from 52 countries in the five continents.
Granqvist, Claes Goeran
Claes Goran Granqvist is a Senior Professor of Solid State Physics at the Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden. His research is focused on optical and electrical properties of materials, especially thin films for energy efficiency and solar energy utilization. Professor Granqvist has been a member of the CEI-Europe Faculty since 2002.
Jelle, Bjørn Peter
Bjørn Petter Jelle is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Transport Engineering at Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Norway. He has over 85 publications with research interests including building physics, material science and technology, accelerated climate ageing experimental investigations, solar radiation and solar cells/photovoltaics, among others.
Vanoli, Giuseppe Peter
Giuseppe Peter Vanoli is an Associate Professor at Universita degli Studi Del Sannio, Italy with research interests that include energy efficiency in buildings, heating and refrigeration.
Professor Nicola Bianco is an Associate Professor of Applied Thermodynamics, in the Facolta' di Ingegneria dell'Universita' degli studi di Napoli Federico II, since 2005. He has been in charge of research projects funded by the Ente Nazionale per l'Energia e l'Ambiente (ENEA), Ministero dell'Universita', Regione Campania. He has been the author or the co-author of more than 100 scientific papers published in international journals and presented at national and international conferences.
Jarek Kurnitski is a Professor in Energy Performance of Buildings and Indoor Climate at Tallinn University of Technology. Since April 2012 Jarek is the leader of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings nZEB research group at TUT. From 2009 to the end of 2012 he was Senior Lead in the Energy Programme for SITRA, the Finnish Innovation Fund.