Research highlights in energy and eco-efficient built environment

Miimu Airaksinen (Editor)

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    Abstract

    This publication presents a compilation of extended abstracts of VTT's recent research on energy and eco-efficient built environment. Sustainability as a dominating driver of technology development can also be seen in the R&D portfolio of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. A clear focus of our research for the building sector is sustainable construction, particularly the energy efficiency of the built environment. Buildings and the whole built environment are in a key role when societies are mitigating climate change and adapting to its consequences. Despite the temporary economic downturn, construction globally remains one of the most significant areas of human activities globally. Due to the urgency of measures related to climate change and the need to provide a proper environment for living and working, a large number of national and international measures have been agreed to guarantee the future development of sustainable built environment for all. Indirectly, this has lead to a need to develop existing and completely new technologies and processes for the built environment with a speed faster than ever and with a more holistic performance metrics than ever.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages203
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7820-7
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7819-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Research Highlights
    Number1
    ISSN2242-1173

    Keywords

    • energy and eco-efficiency
    • buildings
    • energy systems
    • built environment
    • sustainable development

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    Airaksinen, M. (Ed.) (2012). Research highlights in energy and eco-efficient built environment. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Research Highlights, No. 1 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/researchhighlights/2012/R1.pdf