Assessing the Performance of Passive Houses in Mediterranean Climate Regions

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May 2020
138 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03928-949-3 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03928-950-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Assessing the Performance of Passive Houses in Mediterranean Climate Regions that was published in

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This book results from a Special Issue related to the latest progress in the thermodynamics of machines systems and processes since the premonitory work of Carnot. Carnot invented his famous cycle and generalized the efficiency concept for thermo-mechanical engines. Since that time, research progressed from the equilibrium approach to the irreversible situation that represents the general case. This book illustrates the present state-of-the-art advances after one or two centuries of consideration regarding applications and fundamental aspects. The research is moving fast in the direction of economic and environmental aspects. This will probably continue during the coming years. This book mainly highlights the recent focus on the maximum power of engines, as well as the corresponding first law efficiency upper bounds.
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renewable energy integration; shading devices; BIPV; thermal comfort; energy consumption; Northern Cyprus; environmental and technological design; passive cooling systems; energy need optimisation; passivhaus; massive simulation modelling; regression analysis; Passivhaus; thermal transmittance of enclosures; air infiltration; annual energy demand; energy efficiency; energy efficiency; dynamic building simulation; passive house; building energy performance; passive strategies; indoor air quality index; smart ventilation; IoT; microservice; mobile app; fan-assisted ventilation; indoor air quality