Smart-ECO Buildings towards 2020/2030

Innovative Technologies for Resource Efficient Buildings

  • Giuliana Iannaccone
  • Marco Imperadori
  • Gabriele Masera

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the PoliMI SpringerBriefs book sub series (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Giuliana Iannaccone, Marco Imperadori, Gabriele Masera
    Pages 1-11
  3. Giuliana Iannaccone, Marco Imperadori, Gabriele Masera
    Pages 13-36
  4. Giuliana Iannaccone, Marco Imperadori, Gabriele Masera
    Pages 37-71
  5. Giuliana Iannaccone, Marco Imperadori, Gabriele Masera
    Pages 73-79
  6. Giuliana Iannaccone, Marco Imperadori, Gabriele Masera
    Pages E1-E1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 81-82

About this book


The book aims to provide a basis for design and construction of resource-efficient buildings. The main concepts follow the vision of a European Sustainable Building as defined in the 2-years Smart-ECO research project funded by European Commission under the Sixth Framework Program. The focus is concentrated on innovations enabling the building sector to meet the requirements originating from the sustainability concept.

Innovation is considered at different scales: micro (product, service and process), meso (sector, supply chain, region and system) and macro (economy-wide).

Furthermore, the book focuses on aspects of relevance when striving to implement innovative technologies in building design: an integrated design process is indispensable to obtain a Smart-ECO building, independently of how effective a single technology is. Each chapter provides information on fundamental aspects of innovations towards resource-efficient buildings, shows examples and makes further guidance by way of a dedicated bibliography. Case studies are predominantly recent projects or experiences improving understanding and encouraging implementation.


Climate Change Energy-Efficient Building European Sustainable Building Holistic Design Integrated Building Design Sustainable Architecture

Authors and affiliations

  • Giuliana Iannaccone
    • 1
  • Marco Imperadori
    • 2
  • Gabriele Masera
    • 3
  1. 1.A.B.CPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.A.B.CPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  3. 3.A.B.CPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00268-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00269-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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