ZEMCH International Research 2020

Edited by
January 2022
244 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2850-2 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2851-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue ZEMCH International Research 2020 that was published in

Business & Economics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

Globally, record weather temperatures and changing climatic patterns, attributed partly to energy use and related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, indicate that the issue of global warming cannot be marginalized. In most countries buildings account for a significant share of the total final energy consumed and are responsible for associated CO2 emissions. In response to market needs and demands for social, economic, and environmental sustainability of housing in developed and developing countries, the Zero-Energy Mass Custom Home (ZEMCH), integrating lean design and sustainable construction concepts, was envisaged and discussed internationally. To deliver a marketable and reliable near-zero-energy/emission-conscious mass custom home, various key design, technological, production and marketing, and delivery and operational parameters need to be optimized harmoniously. This book compiles recent research articles of ZEMCH International Research 2020. A wide range of ZEMCH topics, including building envelope evaluations, occupant choice and experience, indoor environmental quality, automated control systems, mass customization, and integration of renewable energy, on both building and urban scales are covered. It aims to address current questions as well as present challenges and opportunities for continuous development of built environments for users with diverse socio-economic backgrounds and cultural differences in developed and developing countries.

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air-type PVT collector; CFD (computational fluid dynamic); thermal performance; triangular baffles; reinforced concrete column; confinement effects; energy dissipation; mass customisation; customer integration; residential; practices; mass customization; social housing; post-occupancy; PV/T system; dual-fluid; glass-to-glass; simulation; model validation; energy labeling program for windows; double windows; overall thermal transmittance of windows; optical sensing; particulate matter; sustainable indoor environment; contaminant control; energy performance gap; dynamic energy performance gap; building energy audit; POE study; dynamic building simulation; simulation model validation and calibration; BESS (battery energy storage system); balcony photovoltaic system; apartment houses; operation modes; zero-energy houses; BIPVT (building-integrated photovoltaic/thermal); air-type PVT collector; AHU (air handling unit); mock-up experiment; thermal and electrical efficiency; newlyweds; fertility intention; demographics; socioeconomics; housing situation; residential satisfaction; housing expectation; housing policy; building envelope thermal defects; construction defects; thermography; qualitative analysis; new construction; existing building; construction quality; thermal bridging; impacts; energy; housing; UAE; domestic environment; spatial factors; environmental factors; occupants’ experiences; theoretical relationship; sustainability and livability of neighborhoods; sustainable urban environments; sustainable solar shading; building height diversity; United Arab Emirates