Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and Proliferation of Microorganisms

A Current Issue for Highly Insulated and Airtight Building Envelopes

  • Elisa Di Giuseppe

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  5. Elisa Di Giuseppe
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  6. Elisa Di Giuseppe
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About this book


This book provides a concise review of the thermo-physical phenomena which regulate heat and moisture transportation in Nearly Zero Energy Buildings envelopes, and their relationship with the growth of biological organisms.

It describes the main microorganisms proliferating on contemporary building elements and within buildings. It also states the consequences of biological growth on durability, aesthetics and human health; and provides the main methods for the analytical and experimental evaluation of proliferation.

Finally, through the review of recent developments, remedial actions to counter the biological phenomenon are examined, and an outline is provided for future innovations in a field not yet widely investigated.


Biodeterioration Mould, Algae and Cyanobacteria in Construction Nearly Zero Energy Building and Microorganism Proliferation Sick Building Syndrome Sustainable Building Envelopes

Authors and affiliations

  • Elisa Di Giuseppe
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento DICEAUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02355-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02356-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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