An Integrated Energy Simulation Model for Buildings (March 2020)

Nikolaos Kampelis, Georgios I. Papayiannis, Dionysia Kolokotsa, Georgios N. Galanis, Daniela Isidori, Cristina Cristalli and Athanasios N. Yannacopoulos The operation of buildings is linked to approximately 36% of the global energy consumption, 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change. Assessing the energy consumption and efficiency of buildings is a complex task addressed by a […]

Cooling the Cities

Solar Energy Volume 103, May 2014, Pages 682-703 Cooling the cities – A review of reflective and green roof mitigation technologies to fight heat island and improve comfort in urban environments   M.Santamouris Group Building Environmental Research, Physics Department, University of Athens, Athens, Greece, Available online 30 July 2012.   Abstract The temperature of cities […]

Urban Heat Island and Mitigation Technologies in Asian and Australian Cities – Impact and Mitigation

23 August 2018, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, Basel, Switzerland. Junjing Yang, National University of Singapore, Department of Building, Singapore 117566, Mat Santamouris, Group of Building Environmental Research, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, 15784 Athens, Greece   Heat island is one of the more documented phenomena of climate change. It deals […]

Heat wave in the cities of the Balkan Peninsula

  The cities of the Balkan Peninsula, in recent years, face unexpected high temperature events during the summer months, due to high solar radiation. Weather changes over the last decade are expected to intensify and their effects will be visible in terms of energy as well as public health issues. According to recent data, Athens, […]

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Prevention is better than cure. It is wise someone to be prepared to take precautions towards a possible danger instead of dealing with its effects. According to the EU Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. It is a fact that dangerous substances […]

Syntactic foams and Glass Bubbles

Syntactic foams are complex compounds produced by the incorporation of hollow spherical particles into a polymeric or ceramic matrix. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) states that synthetic foams have a resin matrix. The properties of synthetic foam can be largely determined by changing some parameters during their production such as the material […]

Sound insulation properties of Hollow Ceramic Cenospheres

Noise is becoming an increasingly significant concern because of its adverse effects on the lives many people in urban societies and in rural areas. Noise arising from different sources such as vehicles, aircrafts, power plants and machinery is not only uncomfortable but also hazardous to health. These concerns have led to major developments in the […]

Expanded Glass ‘’Stiklo”

The foamy particle with thermal and sound insulation properties ‘’Stiklo” granular glass is an innovative, ecologically valuable material from recycled glass. This organic spheroid porous composition is produced when the recycled glass is ground, mixed with impregnating agents and melted at an extremely high temperature.   Expanded glass features: Low coefficient of thermal conductivity Fire […]

GGBS Environmental Strength and Steel Durability

The GGBS material (granulated fly ash) is obtained by quenching molten iron slag (a by-product of iron and steel-making) from a blast furnace in water or steam. The final material is the granulated slag (GGBS) that comes from the boiler extinguishing while for the grinding process a granulator is used.   General description GGBS material […]


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