This book explores energy consumption and thermal comfort in the social housing sector in the Eastern Mediterranean basin.
This book presents a novel methodological framework for the optimisation of post-war social housing developments in the 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 policymaking decisions in energy use in the 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 Eastern Mediterranean basin.
Chapter 1 ENERGY POLICY IN THE SOUTH-EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE
Chapter 2 A NOVEL METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK IN ENERGY POLICY
Chapter 3 FEED-FORWARD HOUSEHOLD INTERVIEWS
Chapter 4 HOME ENERGY PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
Chapter 5 ADAPTIVE THERMAL COMFORT
Chapter 6 HEAT VULNERABILITY OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
Chapter 7 FORECASTING OF DOMESTIC ENERGY USE
Appendix A: Guidance for the Development Stage of a Statistically Representative Sample Size
Appendix B: Descriptive Analysis
Appendix C: Type of Measures for each Variable
Appendix D: Contingency Tables
Appendix E: Cramer’s V Tests
Appendix F: Worldwide Statistically Representative Archetypes
Appendix G: Benchmarking Indicators