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Understanding the complexities of building physics and human behaviour in achieving a nearly zero energy building
(NUI Galway, 2016-07-27)
About 40% of the world’s energy consumption and approximately a third of greenhouse gas emissions are associated with buildings. As the percentage of new buildings relative to existing buildings is increasing at a rate ...
Achieving nearly zero-energy buildings - A lifecycle assessment approach to retrofitting buildings
(NUI Galway, 2015-04-23)
It is now widely recognised in the academic and business worlds that energy efficiency in buildings provides significant environmental and economic opportunities, but also challenges. The building sector offers considerable ...
Retrofit solutions for Irish building stock: The impact of human behaviour
(NUI Galway, 2016)
Retrofitting buildings is recognised as the most immediate, pressing, and cost effective mechanism to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in the building and construction sector. It is necessary to double or ...