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Sustainable Technologies for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

Design and Evaluation Methods

  • Includes case studies and extended graphical presentations

  • Provides theoretical and operative approaches to inspire policymakers and building planners

  • Addresses the most challenging research issues related to energy efficiency, environmental sustainability and building physics

Book

Part of the Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering book series (SPRTRCIENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sašo Medved, Suzana Domjan, Ciril Arkar
    Pages 1-27
  3. Sašo Medved, Suzana Domjan, Ciril Arkar
    Pages 29-58
  4. Sašo Medved, Suzana Domjan, Ciril Arkar
    Pages 59-83
  5. Sašo Medved, Suzana Domjan, Ciril Arkar
    Pages 85-103
  6. Sašo Medved, Suzana Domjan, Ciril Arkar
    Pages 105-129
  7. Sašo Medved, Suzana Domjan, Ciril Arkar
    Pages 131-160
  8. Sašo Medved, Suzana Domjan, Ciril Arkar
    Pages 161-189
  9. Sašo Medved, Suzana Domjan, Ciril Arkar
    Pages 191-230
  10. Sašo Medved, Suzana Domjan, Ciril Arkar
    Pages 231-268
  11. Sašo Medved, Suzana Domjan, Ciril Arkar
    Pages 269-288
  12. Sašo Medved, Suzana Domjan, Ciril Arkar
    Pages 289-326
  13. Sašo Medved, Suzana Domjan, Ciril Arkar
    Pages 327-348
  14. Sašo Medved, Suzana Domjan, Ciril Arkar
    Pages 349-356
  15. Sašo Medved, Suzana Domjan, Ciril Arkar
    Pages 357-388

About this book

Introduction

This book presents cutting-edge work on the energy efficiency and environmental sustainability of buildings, examining EU policies, regulations and technologies for complex systems such as passive buildings, sustainable buildings and, as part of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD), nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) requirements. It explores a wide range of topics, including indoor environment requirements, building physics, in-situ experiments to determine the thermal properties of buildings, nZEB requirements, building service technology, and methods of evaluating energy efficiency and environmental impacts. It also provides an overview of the best available technologies for nZEB, including those for the rational use of energy, utilization of renewable energy sources, EPBD systems and calculation methods. This book is a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners of urban planning, and architecture, civil and mechanical engineering.

Keywords

Indoor Thermal Comfort Wind Turbines nZEB EPBD Sustainable Development Building Physics Energy Efficient Lighting Domestic Hot Water Heating Heat Transfer in Building Constructions Building Service Technology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Ljubljana LjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Ljubljana LjubljanaSlovenia
  3. 3.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Ljubljana LjubljanaSlovenia

About the authors

Sašo Medved is full professor and head of the Laboratory for Sustainable Technologies in Buildings at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His research focuses on transformation of renewable energy sources, environmental engineering, building physics, the heat and mass transfer in urban environments, mitigating climate change.

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