Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Zero-Energy Buildings

José David Bienvenido-Huertas

University of Seville

Researcher at the University of Seville whose area of expertise covers climate change, thermal comfort, and nearly zero-energy buildings. Dr. Bienvenido-Huertas is an author of more than 50 research papers and a reviewer of various international journals.


Design Households Built Environment Energy Consumption Climate Change Cost-Benefit Analysis Life Cycle Performance Adaptive Thermal Comfort Post-Occupancy Evaluation Sustainable Society Fuel Poverty Energy Policy

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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.

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Date completed: September 1st 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: September 29th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: November 28th 2021

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Review results due: February 16th 2022

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Expected publication date: April 17th 2022

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José David Bienvenido-Huertas

University of Seville

David Bienvenido-Huertas is researcher in the Department of Building Construction II at the Universidad de Sevilla. He is Visiting Professor at the University of Seville and the University of La Coruña. His area of expertise covers climate change in the building sector, adaptive thermal comfort, heat transfer, fuel poverty, energy conservation measures, and design of nearly zero energy buildings. He is an author of more than 50 research papers and he is a recognized reviewer of various international indexed journals.

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