Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Zero-energy Buildings

Jesus Alberto Pulido Arcas

University of Bío-Bío


Carlos Rubio-Bellido

University of Seville

Alexis Pérez-Fargallo

University of Bío-Bío


adaptive comfort free running buildings resilient buildings energy demand fuel poverty energy accessibility BIM information technologies prefabrication automation heritage conservation

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The building industry is one of the largest energy consumers in the world, and it is expected that this tendency will not change in the near future unless concrete actions are undertaken. In this context, zero-energy buildings appear as a potential solution to achieve a sustainable development for the future building industry. This holistic concept embraces a variety of specialties, which are related not only to the most relevant technical aspects, but also to the cultural background, historical aspects and social challenges of countries and territories with different degrees of development. This book intends to provide the reader with a view of different aspects that should be taken into account when devising, designing and giving shape to zero-energy buildings. Focus will be placed on the most relevant issues that are related to the technical difficulties present in the industry, the public policy and the academia, as well as on other aspects related to the cultural adaptation and the societal challenges that affect the implementation of zero-energy buildings in different contexts.

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Date completed: November 20th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: February 9th 2020

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Review results due: April 29th 2020

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Expected publication date: June 28th 2020

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About the editor

Jesus Alberto Pulido Arcas

University of Bío-Bío

Graduated in architecture in The University of Sevilla (Spain). He obtained his Msc (2009) and his Phd (2013) at the University of Seville, Spain. He won a postodoctoral fellowship from the Canon Foundation and carried out his postdoctoral research at the University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan, and then worked as an architect in Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects & Associates, Japan. He later started working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Building Science at the University of Bio-Bio, Chile, and as a Project Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan. His area of expertise covers heat transfer in buildings, CFD, energy efficiency, adaptive comfort, BIM technologies and climate change in the building industry. He is an author of more than 20 research outputs in international peer-reviewed journals and recently a book on energy efficiency, and has directed and participated in several research projects in Chile, Spain and Japan.

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