Society with Future: Smart and Liveable Cities. First EAI International Conference, SC4Life 2019, Braga, Portugal, December 4-6, 2019, Proceedings

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Solutions for Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Refurbishment

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-45293-3_4,
        author={Maria F\^{a}tima Castro and Joana Andrade and Catarina Ara\^{u}jo and Lu\^{\i}s Bragan\`{e}a},
        title={Solutions for Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Refurbishment},
        proceedings={Society with Future: Smart and Liveable Cities. First EAI International Conference, SC4Life 2019, Braga, Portugal, December 4-6, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SC4LIFE},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={Energy efficiency nZEB Building rehabilitation Building retrofit},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-45293-3_4}
    }
    
  • Maria Fátima Castro
    Joana Andrade
    Catarina Araújo
    Luís Bragança
    Year: 2020
    Solutions for Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Refurbishment
    SC4LIFE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-45293-3_4
Maria Fátima Castro1,*, Joana Andrade1, Catarina Araújo1, Luís Bragança1
  • 1: University of Minho
*Contact email: info@mfcastro.com

Abstract

The buildings sector contributes to 30% of annual greenhouse gas emissions and uses about 40% of energy. In this scenario and regarding the sustainable concerns, different strategies and directives have been developed. However, this consumption can be reduced by between 30% and 80% through commercially available technologies.