Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A Life Cycle Approach offers a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the subject with a further focus on the Life Cycle. The editors, renowned academics, invited a diverse group of researchers to develop original chapters for the book and managed to well integrate all contributions in a consistent volume. Sections cover the role of the building sector on energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, international technical standards, laws and regulations, building energy efficiency and zero energy consumption buildings, the life cycle assessment of buildings, from construction to decommissioning, and other timely topics.
The multidisciplinary approach to the subject makes it valuable for researchers and industry based Civil, Construction, and Architectural Engineers. Researchers in related fields as built environment, energy and sustainability at an urban scale will also benefit from the books integrated perspective.
- Presents a complete and thorough coverage of energy efficiency in buildings
- Provides an integrated approach to all the different elements that impact energy efficiency
- Contains coverage of worldwide regulation
1. Introduction (the role of the building sector in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions; data on the world building stock; policy and trends in the building sector) 2. Recommendations and standards (international technical standards, main laws and regulations; EU Directives; energy labelling) 3. From Efficient to Sustainable and Zero Energy Consumption Buildings 4. Simulation tools (steady-state and dynamic codes, critical review, advantages and disadvantages, accuracy and reliability) 5. Building envelope 6. High efficiency plants and building integrated renewable energy systems 7. Building automation for energy efficiency 8. Energy efficiency in building renovation 9. Conclusions 10. List of symbols 11. Glossary 12. References
Umberto Desideri is a full-time professor of thermal machines at the University of Pisa, with over 25 years of experience in research and teaching in energy systems, power plant technology, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. Professor Desideri has authored more than 200 scientific publications in Journals, Proceedings of conferences, as book chapters and is Editor of Applied Energy. In his career he has also been guest editors of special issues of scientific journals, editor of books and has an extensive network of contacts. He is also reviewer for several scientific journals, which allow him to be most updated on new findings and research activities.
Francesco Asdrubali is a full-time professor of Building Physics and Building Energy Systems at the University of Rome III, with over 20 years of experience in research and teaching of building acoustics, energy and buildings, building simulation, renewable and alternative energies, Life Cycle Assessment. PhD in Thermophysical properties of materials. Director of CIRIAF- an Inter-University Research Center in the field of environment and pollution, based at the University of Perugia - from 2004 till 2013. Coordinator of various EU- funded Projects (LIFE, Intelligent Energy Europe, VII FP). Currently member of two COST Actions on innovative acoustic materials and on adaptive facades of building.