Encyclopedia of ZEMCH Research and Development

Edited by
July 2023
234 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-8144-6 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-8145-3 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Encyclopedia of ZEMCH Research and Development that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Computer Science & Mathematics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Medicine & Pharmacology
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

The concept of the ‘Zero Energy Mass Custom Home’ or ZEMCH is emerging with the aim of exploring opportunities to make our built environment more socially, economically, environmentally, and humanly sustainable. The built environment is indeed a system of energy and environment that is occupied by the masses, embracing diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Today, the United Nations articulates the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that reflect necessary global actions for humanity and the planet. In view of these agendas, the delivery of built environments is becoming more demanding and complex than ever, and it is now required that developers accommodate the social, economic, environmental, and human dimensions of these sustainability challenges. This volume encompasses a wide spectrum of ZEMCH research and development knowledge that concerns design engineering, construction management, material innovation, renewable energy technology, and community planning.

  • Hardback
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sustainable; architecture; Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes (ZEMCH); energy; efficiency; forecasting; ethics; climate change; log burning; natural ventilation; solar chimney; Trombe wall; renewable energy; passive ventilation; building application; energy management; green building performance; office building; SEM-PLS; domestic environment; occupant experience; environmental design; health and wellbeing; housing production; low-cost; design quality; social housing; government programs; post-occupancy; healthy environments; mass customization; age-friendly; active ageing; ageing in place; walkability; bikeability; accessibility; BREEAM; CASBEE; Green Star; LEED; multi-criteria assessment; sustainable building; degrowth; post-growth; built environment; sustainability transformations; wood; additional floor construction; sustainability; Finland; (summer) cottage; second home; (summer) villa; holiday home; Finland; urban regeneration; phytoremediation; Bagnoli former area; thermal bridge; sustainable architecture; finite element modeling; energy performance; heat transfer; heat equation; simulation; computational design; thermal modeling; computational methods; bio-based material; construction; environment; circular economy; life cycle; behavioural factors; developing and developed countries; domestic sector; electricity use per capita; energy subsidy; Iran; climate change; Passivhaus; ZEMCH; affordable housing; synergies