Environmental Technology Applications in the Retrofitting of Residential Buildings

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October 2022
232 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5269-9 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5270-5 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Environmental Technology Applications in the Retrofitting of Residential Buildings that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences

The impact of buildings on the environment is nothing short of devastating. In recent years, much attention has been given to creating an environmentally friendly built environment. Nonetheless, it has been levied on new buildings. Residential buildings make up at least 80% of the built environment, most of which were built before any energy efficiency guidelines or regulations were introduced. Retrofitting existing residential buildings is a key yet neglected priority in effecting the transition to an environmentally friendly, sustainable built environment. It is pivotal to reducing a building’s energy consumption while simultaneously improving indoor environmental quality and minimizing harmful emissions. This Special Issue showcases studies investigating applications of environmental technology that is tailored to enhance the sustainable performance of existing residential buildings. It helps to better understand the innovations that have been taking place in retrofitting residential buildings, as well as highlighting many opportunities for future research in this field.

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