This book explores energy consumption and thermal comfort in the social housing sector in the South-eastern Mediterranean basin.
This book presents a novel methodological framework for the optimisation of post-war social housing developments in the South-eastern Mediterranean climate. The authors draw on semi-structured interviews to present evidence on in-situ thermal sensation and provide the results of walk-through and walk-in thermographic surveys to highlight building fabric performance and highlight anomalies in the building envelopes. The authors go on to show how this data-informed retrofit design solution can be applied to reduce household energy consumption, increase awareness of domestic energy use and inform effective policy making decisions in energy use in the South-eastern Mediterranean basin, including the development of Energy Performance Certificate schemes.
This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy policy, energy efficiency and planning. It will also assist architects, building engineers and other practitioners in closing the gap between the current understanding and the actual performance of existing residential building stocks in the South-eastern Mediterranean basin.