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.
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Number of pages||203|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Series||VTT Research Highlights|
- energy and eco-efficiency
- energy systems
- built environment
- sustainable development