About the book
The existing building stock has a high energy consumption. This aspect causes buildings to have a high impact on climate change. Therefore, improving buildings is a key aspect of achieving a low-carbon economy. In this context, the design of nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB) has emerged in recent years as a means to achieve decarbonization of buildings. The use of designs with less heat transmission, self-consumption with renewable energies and efficient HVAC systems are the foundations of nearly zero energy buildings. However, there are climatic, technological, social and economic limitations that limit its use. Thus, one of the great knowledge gaps is the analysis of the limitations of nearly zero energy buildings, the design of efficient solutions and the establishment of synergies between different regions.
This book aims to analyze from different perspectives the concept of nearly zero energy buildings and the implications for society and for reducing the impact of climate change.