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Smart-ECO Buildings towards 2020/2030

Innovative Technologies for Resource Efficient Buildings


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

  1. 1.A.B.CPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.A.B.CPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  3. 3.A.B.CPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

About the authors

Giuliana Iannaccone (1974) received a B.S. in Architecture and a PhD in Architectural Technology from Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”. Currently Senior Researcher and Assistant Professor of Technical Architecture at Politecnico di Milano, she is active in teaching and research. She teaches Building Technology and Integrated Building Design at Faculty of Architectural/Building Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. Her primary research efforts have been to study and develop strategies and innovative technological solutions for energy-efficient and zero-emission buildings, both new and existing.

Marco Imperadori (1969) is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano. He teaches Design and Technological Innovation at the School of Building Engineering-Architecture, he is also member of the teaching staff of PhD Course in Building Systems Engineering and Rector’s Deputy for the Far East of Politecnico di Milano. He is owner, together with Valentina Gallotti, of the design Studio Atelier2 (Gallotti e Imperadori Associati, Milan).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Smart-ECO Buildings towards 2020/2030
  • Book Subtitle Innovative Technologies for Resource Efficient Buildings
  • Authors Giuliana Iannaccone
    Marco Imperadori
    Gabriele Masera
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-00268-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-00269-9
  • Series ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5318
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 82
  • Number of Illustrations 34 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Building Construction and Design
    Climate Change Management and Policy
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