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Title: Energy performance regulations and methodologies of energy saving in office buildings in Southern Europe
Authors: Tsave, Anna A
Advisors: Darwish, MK
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Brunel University School of Engineering and Design PhD Theses
Abstract: The Directive 2002/91/EC of the European Parliament and Council on energy performance of buildings entered into force on 4th January 2003, setting the minimum requirements of energy performance. All Member States had to incorporate the requirements of the new directive in national legislation by January 2006 and build up relevant systems and measures to transpose and implement these requirements. The stage of Directive’s implementation in the countries of Southern Europe is reported because of the similar climatic conditions and the geographical location for a future enforcement in Greece, as the building code in Greece is still under development. As energy use in buildings accounts for about 40% of the final energy demand in the European Union, the application of building standards can achieve a reduction in electric energy consumption and therefore an increase in energy performance of buildings. A record of the electric energy consumption of office buildings in the four Prefectures of Crete is implemented aiming at a future energy saving, which may be obtained by either through increased efficiency or by reducing electric energy consumption.
Description: This thesis was submitted for the degree of Master of Philosophy and awarded by Brunel University.
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