Towards energy-efficient buildings in Europe

Heli Koukkari, Luís Bragança

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Abstract

Energy is consumed in the built environment for living, transportation and production of goods and services. Energy-related greenhouse gas emissions are the main cause for the global Climate Change. In the EU, operation and use of the residential and tertiary sector buildings consumes roughly 40% of the total final energy. Together with environmental targets, the import dependence calls for actions to reduce all energy consumption, including that related to the use of buildings. The alternatives to comply with challenges should be searched from integrated approaches on both production and demand sides. These comprise improvements of technical and structural systems, lean processes and potential of emerging technologies and new materials. Advancement of the energy-efficiency of buildings should be developed parallel with all aspects of environmentally, economically and socially sustainable construction sector. To the objectives, reliability of assessment and user-orientation of planning and design are of great importance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated Approach Towards Sustainable Constructions
Subtitle of host publicationSummary Report of the Cooperation Activities of COST Action C25
EditorsLuis Braganca, Heli Koukkari, Rijk Blok, Helena Gervasio, Milan Veljkovic, Zbigniew Plewako, Ruben Paul Borg
Place of PublicationMalta
PublisherUniversity of Malta
Pages257-272
ISBN (Print)978-99957-816-1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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energy efficiency
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global climate
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Europe
tertiary sector
energy consumption
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built environment
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Koukkari, H., & Bragança, L. (2011). Towards energy-efficient buildings in Europe. In L. Braganca, H. Koukkari, R. Blok, H. Gervasio, M. Veljkovic, Z. Plewako, & R. P. Borg (Eds.), Integrated Approach Towards Sustainable Constructions: Summary Report of the Cooperation Activities of COST Action C25 (pp. 257-272). Malta: University of Malta.
Koukkari, Heli ; Bragança, Luís. / Towards energy-efficient buildings in Europe. Integrated Approach Towards Sustainable Constructions: Summary Report of the Cooperation Activities of COST Action C25. editor / Luis Braganca ; Heli Koukkari ; Rijk Blok ; Helena Gervasio ; Milan Veljkovic ; Zbigniew Plewako ; Ruben Paul Borg. Malta : University of Malta, 2011. pp. 257-272
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Koukkari, H & Bragança, L 2011, Towards energy-efficient buildings in Europe. in L Braganca, H Koukkari, R Blok, H Gervasio, M Veljkovic, Z Plewako & RP Borg (eds), Integrated Approach Towards Sustainable Constructions: Summary Report of the Cooperation Activities of COST Action C25. University of Malta, Malta, pp. 257-272.

Towards energy-efficient buildings in Europe. / Koukkari, Heli; Bragança, Luís.

Integrated Approach Towards Sustainable Constructions: Summary Report of the Cooperation Activities of COST Action C25. ed. / Luis Braganca; Heli Koukkari; Rijk Blok; Helena Gervasio; Milan Veljkovic; Zbigniew Plewako; Ruben Paul Borg. Malta : University of Malta, 2011. p. 257-272.

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Koukkari H, Bragança L. Towards energy-efficient buildings in Europe. In Braganca L, Koukkari H, Blok R, Gervasio H, Veljkovic M, Plewako Z, Borg RP, editors, Integrated Approach Towards Sustainable Constructions: Summary Report of the Cooperation Activities of COST Action C25. Malta: University of Malta. 2011. p. 257-272