Energy Efficient Building Design

  • Ana-Maria Dabija

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Building with the Sun – An Everlasting Energy Source

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel Efurosibina Attoye, Kheira Anissa Tabet Aoul
      Pages 3-20
    3. Ludmil Stoyanov, Zahari Zarkov, Gilles Notton, Vladimir Lazarov
      Pages 21-40
    4. Dan Crăciunescu, Laurentˊiu Fara, Ana-Maria Dabija
      Pages 41-60
    5. Dana Perniu, Maria Covei, Cristina Bogatu, Luminita Isac, Ion Visa, Anca Duta
      Pages 61-73
  3. Building with the Nature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Eugenia Valerica Potenchi
      Pages 113-129
  4. Case Studies

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 273-281

About this book


This book is the result of recent research that deals with the built environment and innovative materials, carried out by specialists working in universities and centers of research in different professional fields ─ architecture, engineering, physics ─ and in an area that that spans from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf, and from South Eastern Europe to the Middle East. This book takes the necessity of re-shaping the concept of building design in order to transform buildings from large scale energy consumers to energy savers and producers into consideration. The book is organized in two parts: theory and case studies. For the theoretical part, we chose from the wide range of sources that provide energy efficient materials and systems the two that seem to be endless: the sun and vegetation. Their use in building products represents a tool for specialists in the architectural design concept. The case-studies presented analyze different architectural programs, in different climates, from new buildings to rehabilitation approaches and from residential architecture to hospitals and sports arenas; each case emphasizes the interdisciplinarity of the building design activity in order to help readers gain a better understanding of the complex approach needed for energy efficient building design.

  • Covers both theoretical aspects and practical design aspects
  • Provides feedback on existing built examples
  • Draws on actual experiences of scientists and designers that live and work in a territorial area that spans from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf and from South Eastern Europe to the Middle East



Passive and active systems Living envelopes Indoor climate Sustainable living Urban heat island effect Energy efficiency Green buildings Sustainable architecture Building envelope Sustainable building materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana-Maria Dabija
    • 1
  1. 1.“Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism – Center of Architectural and Urban Studies, București, Romania, Romanian Academy – Commission of Renewable EnergiesBucureștiRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-40670-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-40671-4
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