Energies: Special Issue on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Prof. Maria Founti from the School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athen, Switch2Save WP1 leader, has recently acted as Guest Editor for a special issue of Energies Journal.

It is well understood that the transformation of building stock into highly energy efficient and decarbonized nearly zero-energy buildings is conceptually linked to two major interacting matters: a) building characteristics, occupancy, and demand patterns, e.g., type/age of construction, architectural-climatic parameters, building envelop thermal performance, b) maximizing the local penetration of renewable energy (RE) systems depending on their availability and ability to follow building load and demand variations. Last but not least, the availability of schemes for RE acceptance at the community and building level, turning users from energy consumers to prosumers is of high importance.

The purpose of this Energies (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/energies) Special Issue on “Energy Efficiency, Savings and Storage in Buildings Combined with Advanced Energy Systems and Materials” is to publish a set of research articles that demonstrate the effectiveness of innovative concepts that combine the above aspects, to fulfil the maximum building energy demands meeting long-term and changing needs and requirements of building users.

Switch2Save NTUA team has contributed to this issue with an article Energy Savings in an Office Building with High WWR Using Glazing Systems Combining Thermochromic and Electrochromic Layers. The article is available here.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n°869929, project Switch2Save.