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, […]