Minimizing Energy Consumption, Energy Poverty and Global and Local Climate Change in the Built Environment: Innovating to Zero analyzes three major issues of the built environment, including the political, economic and technical contexts, the impacts of global and local climate change, and the technical and social characteristics of energy poverty. In addition, the book addresses the causes and reasons for the magnitude and characteristics of the built environment's energy consumption.
Users will find a fresh view of energy consumption in the built environment, especially in relation to energy poverty and climate change from the ZERO energy world perspective.
- Presents and analyzes over twenty specific linkages and causalities between energy consumption, climate change and energy poverty
- Describes the state-of-the-art regarding the energy consumption of buildings in Europe and recent trends and characteristics
- Explores how can we transform problems into opportunities
- Examines how we can increase the added value of technological, economic and social interventions to generate wealth and offer employment opportunities
1. Introduction 2. Actual Status, Characteristics, Impact and Interactions 3. Linkages and Causalities Developed between Low Energy Consumption Buildings, Local and Global Climate Change and Energy Poverty 4. Defining the Future Targets 5. A Road Map for the Future 6. Conclusions
M. Santamouris is Professor of High Performance Architecture at UNSW, and Professor in the University of Athens, Greece. Visiting Professor : Cyprus Institute, Metropolitan University London, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Bolzano University, Brunnel University and National University of Singapore. Past President of the National Center of Renewable and Energy Savings of Greece. Editor in Chief of the Energy and Buildings Journal, Past Editor in Chief of the Advances Building Energy Research, Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal and Member of the Editorial Board of 14 Journals. Editor of the Series of Book on Buildings, published by Earthscan Science Publishers. Editor and author of 14 international books published by Earthscan, Springer, etc. Author of 320 scientific articles published in journals. Reviewer of research projects in 29 countries including USA, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Sweden, etc.