© 2018

Nearly Zero Energy Communities

Proceedings of the Conference for Sustainable Energy (CSE) 2017

  • Ion Visa
  • Anca Duta
Conference proceedings CSE 2017

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ion Visa, Anca Duta, Macedon Moldovan, Bogdan Burduhos
      Pages 3-24
    3. Viorel Miron-Alexe, Iulian Bancuta, Nicolae Vasile
      Pages 39-49
    4. Bogdan Burduhos, Anca Duta, Macedon Moldovan
      Pages 50-69
    5. Tiberiu Catalina, Mihai Baiceanu, Eduard-Daniel Raducanu, Mihai Toader Pasti, Claudiu Butacu
      Pages 70-79
    6. Yoram Krozer
      Pages 89-101
    7. Nicolay Mihailov, Ognyan Dinolov, Katerina Gabrovska-Evstatieva, Boris Evstatiev
      Pages 120-128
    8. Macedon Moldovan, Ion Visa
      Pages 129-147
    9. Cristian Petcu, Horia-Alexandru Petran, Vasilica Vasile, Mihai-Constantin Toderasc
      Pages 159-167
    10. Silvia Vilcekova, Eva Kridlova Burdova, Marek Kusnir
      Pages 168-178
  3. Solar Heating and Cooling in Buildings and Communities

About these proceedings


This book addresses the main challenges in implementing the concepts that aim to replace the regular fossil-fuels based energy pattern with the novel energy pattern relying on renewable energy. As the built environment is one major energy consumer, well known and exploited by each community member, the challenges addressing the built environment has to be solved with the consistent contribution of the community inhabitants and its administration. The transition phase, which already is under implementation, is represented by the Nearly Zero Energy Communities (nZEC). From the research topics towards the large scale implementation, the nZEC concept is analyzed in this book, starting with the specific issues of the sustainable built environment, beyond the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings towards a more integrated view on the community (Chapter1) and followed by various implementation concepts for renewable heating & cooling (Chapter 2), for renewable electrical energy production at community level (Chapter 3) and for sustainable water use and reuse (Chapter 4). As the topic is still new, specific instruments supporting education and training (Chapter 5) are needed, aiming to provide the knowledge that can drive the communities in the near future and is expected to increase the acceptance towards renewable energy implemented at community level.

The sub-chapters of this book are the proceedings of the 5th edition of the  Conference for Sustainable Energy, during 19-21 October 2017, organized by the R&D Centre Renewable Energy Systems and Recycling, in the R&D Institute of the Transilvania University of Brasov.

This event was organized under the patronage of the International Federation for the Science of Machines and Mechanisms (IFToMM) - the Technical Committee Sustainable Energy Systems, of the European Sustainable Energy Alliance (ESEIA) and of the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences.


Sustainable community Photovoltaic systems Solar-thermal systems Nearly zero energy buildings Zero energy buildings Water and wastewater treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Ion Visa
    • 1
  • Anca Duta
    • 2
  1. 1.Transilvania University of BrasovBrasovRomania
  2. 2.Transilvania University of BrasovBrasovRomania

Bibliographic information