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Minimizing Energy Consumption, Energy Poverty and Global and Local Climate Change in the Built Environment: Innovating to Zero - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128114179, 9780128114186

Minimizing Energy Consumption, Energy Poverty and Global and Local Climate Change in the Built Environment: Innovating to Zero

1st Edition

Causalities and Impacts in a Zero Concept World

Author: Matthaios Santamouris
eBook ISBN: 9780128114186
Paperback ISBN: 9780128114179
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 15th October 2018
Page Count: 352
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Minimizing Energy Consumption, Energy Poverty and Global and Local Climate Change in the Built Environment: Innovating to Zero analyzes three major issues of the built environment, including the political, economic and technical contexts, the impacts of global and local climate change, and the technical and social characteristics of energy poverty. In addition, the book addresses the causes and reasons for the magnitude and characteristics of the built environment’s energy consumption.

Users will find a fresh view of energy consumption in the built environment, especially in relation to energy poverty and climate change from the ZERO energy world perspective.

Key Features

  • Presents and analyzes over twenty specific linkages and causalities between energy consumption, climate change and energy poverty
  • Describes the state-of-the-art regarding the energy consumption of buildings in Europe and recent trends and characteristics
  • Explores how can we transform problems into opportunities
  • Examines how we can increase the added value of technological, economic and social interventions to generate wealth and offer employment opportunities


Energy academics and researchers, urban climatologists, urban planners, sustainability/sustainable development academics and researchers, geographers, professionals/researchers focused on the built environment

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Energy Consumption and Environmental Quality of the Building Sector
3. Urban Heat Island and Local Climate Change
4. Energy Poverty and Urban Vulnerability 
5. Defining the Synergies Between Energy Consumption – Local Climate Change and Energy Poverty
6. Defining the Future Targets
7. Technological – Economic and Social Measures to Decrease the Energy Consumption of the Building Sector
8. Mitigating the Local Climatic Change and Fighting Urban Vulnerability
9. Eradicating the Energy Poverty in the Developed World
10. Concluding Remarks and Policy Proposals


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15th October 2018
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About the Author

Matthaios Santamouris

M. Santamouris is Professor of High Performance Architecture at UNSW, and Professor in the University of Athens, Greece. Visiting Professor : Cyprus Institute, Metropolitan University London, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Bolzano University, Brunnel University and National University of Singapore. Past President of the National Center of Renewable and Energy Savings of Greece. Editor in Chief of the Energy and Buildings Journal, Past Editor in Chief of the Advances Building Energy Research, Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal and Member of the Editorial Board of 14 Journals. Editor of the Series of Book on Buildings, published by Earthscan Science Publishers. Editor and author of 14 international books published by Earthscan, Springer, etc. Author of 320 scientific articles published in journals. Reviewer of research projects in 29 countries including USA, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Sweden, etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and University of Athens, Greece

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