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Towards Nearly Zero Energy by Annarita Ferrante

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Chapter 2

Nearly Zero Energy Urban Settings (ZEUS)

Abstract

The chapter deals with the selection, the study, and the energy analysis developed in three urban settings of the Athens metropolitan area. It opens by proposing a critical discussion concerning the appropriate selection of representative case studies as potential reiterative units in the framework of a whole-city scale. In the three selected real urban environments (RUEs), performed simulations resulted in extremely low energy performance of the existing compound’s buildings as built; therefore, alternative retrofitting design scenarios have been proposed and validated to verify the energy-saving potential of selected techniques at the building scale. Accordingly, the energy generation ...

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