Minimizing Energy Consumption, Energy Poverty and Global and Local Climate Change in the Built Environment investigates the impact of each of the three problems in society. It then explores the multiple and complex linkages between them and finally attempts to address fundamental questions concerning the future developments. The book provides 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- Answers the questions: How can we transform the problems into opportunities? How can we increase the added value of the 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
Mat Santamouris is Professor of Energy Physics at the University of Athens and visiting professor at the Cyprus Institute, Metropolitan University of London, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Bolzano University, Brunnel University and National University of Singapore. He is also Director of the Laboratory of Building Energy Research at the University of Athens. He is Editor in Chief of the Energy and Buildings, Past Editor in Chief of the Journal of Advances Building Energy Research, Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal, and actual or past Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Solar Energy, Journal of Buildings and Environment, Journal of Sustainable Energy, Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, Journal of Open Construction and Building Technology, Sustainable Cities and Society and of the Journal of Ventilation. Santamouris is Editor of the book series on Buildings, Energy and Solar Technologies. He is also Editor and author of 12 international books on topics related to heat island, solar energy and energy conservation in buildings. He has been a guest editor of 12 special issues of various scientific journals. He is the coordinator of many international research programs and author of almost 210 scientific papers published in peer review international scientific journals. Reviewer of research projects in 14 countries including USA, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Sweden, etc.