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Procaccini, Giulia (author), Prieto, Alejandro (author), Knaack, U. (author), Monticelli, Carol (author), Konstantinou, T. (author)
The European building stock demands urgent renovation due to the age of the buildings, their expected lifetime, and their excessive energy consumption, which accounts for more than a third of the EU’s total emissions. However, the complexities involved, such as time, costs, and structural modifications, often discourage clients, tenants, and...
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Haase, Matthias (author), Konstantinou, T. (author)
Roughly 97% of the European Union (EU) building stock is not considered energy efficient, and 75–85% of it will still be in use in 2050 (Artola et al., Boosting building renovation: What potential and value for Europe? 2016). Residential buildings account for around two thirds of final energy consumption in European buildings. The rate at...
conference paper 2024
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Gohari, Savis (author), Castro Silvia, Soutullo (author), Ashrafian, Touraj (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Giancola, Emanuela (author), Prebreza, Bahri (author), Aelenei, Laura (author), Murauskaite, Lina (author), Liu, Mingming (author)
The implementation of Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) is recognized as a promising approach to achieving energy efficiency and reducing the negative environmental impact of climate change through the surplus of local renewable energy generation. However, several barriers to the implementation of PEDs, coupled with the lack of a joint definition...
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Ricci, Diletta (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The renovation of existing buildings is widely recognized as a powerful strategy for reducing emissions and land use. However, when it comes to residential buildings, the socio-technical challenges are particularly complex. The necessity and urgency of increasing energy efficiency often lead to retrofit processes that overlook residents’ needs...
conference paper 2024
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Wahi, P. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Lower temperature heating (LTH) involves using the lowest possible supply temperatures to meet residential heating demands, thus supporting the integration of sustainable heating sources and decarbonising the existing residential stock. However, choosing appropriate energy renovation options to prepare existing dwellings for LTH presents...
review 2023
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Wahi, P. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
This study presents an approach to determine the extent of renovation interventions required for existing Dutch dwellings aiming to transition to lower-temperature district heating (DH) systems. The proposed method is applied to a typical intermediate terraced house built before 1945 in the Netherlands, and it consists of two steps: first,...
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Hamida, H.B. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Prieto, Alejandro (author), Knaack, U. (author)
The application of façade products integrating solar cooling technologies tends to be one of the promising options to be considered for challenges related to the increase in global demand for cooling in the built environment. Accordingly, the technological innovation of such products represent an essential task to be taken into account for...
conference paper 2023
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Felimban, Ahmed Abdulazeem (author), Knaack, U. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author)
Residential buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) contribute to nearly half of the overall electricity consumption in the building stock, highlighting their significant role in energy consumption. While an upgraded energy code has been established and enforced for new buildings, existing buildings continue to operate at the same level...
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Hamida, H.B. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Prieto, Alejandro (author), Klein, T. (author)
Solar cooling integrated façades (SCIFs) have the potential to reduce primary energy consumption for space cooling. Identifying key enabling factors in the context of technical and product (T&P), financial (F), as well as process and stakeholder (P&S) related aspects represent an important step providing relevant knowledge for...
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Pistore, Lorenza (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Pasut, Wilmer (author), Naboni, Emanuele (author)
In recent decades, a new generation of “green indoor” spaces has fulfilled the latest regulations and guidelines for a carbon-neutral society. Their targets are reachable through certifications embracing sets of measures and the adverse effects on occupants. Notwithstanding this, it has constituted a significant step forward in building design....
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Konstantinou, T. (author), Armijos Moya, T.E. (author), Cetin, M. Yuksel (author), Tsikos, M. (author), Eguiarte, O. (author), Arregi, B. (author)
The renovation of buildings has a high capacity to influence the environmental impacts and global objectives of climate change mitigation. In the context of designing low-energy buildings with minimized environmental impacts, the life cycle assessment (LCA) has been proven a straightforward method, to evaluate the direct and indirect...
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Alvarez-Alava, Izaskun (author), Elguezabal, Peru (author), Jorge, Nuria (author), Armijos Moya, T.E. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author)
The current research presents the design and development of a prefabricated modular façade solution for renovating residential buildings. The system is conceived as an industrialised solution that incorporates solar harvesting technologies, contributing to reducing energy consumption by employing an “active façade” concept.</p><p>One of the...
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Giovanardi, Matteo (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Pollo, Riccardo (author), Klein, T. (author)
In the façade sector, the ecological and circular transition requires the adoption of new business models that exploit the value of the material as much as possible. In this context, the Internet of Things (IoT) is identified as a potential innovation driver for the widespread use of circular approaches. The aim of the paper is to clarify the...
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Prieto Hoces, A.I. (author), Armijos Moya, T.E. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author)
The implementation of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEB) renovation packages in Europe needs to be accelerated to meet the current decarbonization goals. To achieve this level of performance, building renovation strategies should shift towards solutions that incorporate a multitude of passive and active components, increasing the complexity...
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Giovanardi, M. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Pollo, Riccardo (author), Klein, T. (author)
Traceability is considered a crucial requirement to enable Circular Economy (CE). Product and process life-cycle data can facilitate circular asset management preserving the asset's value over time and reducing resource consumption. Many scholars point out how the loss of traceability data, lacking information reliability, and unstructured...
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Azcarate Aguerre, J.F. (author), Klein, T. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Veerman, Martijn (author)
The servitisation of the built environment, through the implementation of product–service systems, is considered a promising business strategy to achieve a circular economy transition. This servitisation faces a number of practical challenges, among them the technological readiness and effective integration and application of existing and...
journal article 2022
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Hamida, H.B. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Prieto, Alejandro (author), Klein, T. (author), Knaack, U. (author)
The global attention to solar cooling systems has increased during the last years as a result of the expected growth in the world cooling demand. Such systems encompass the use of renewable energy as the main driver for mitigating indoor temperatures. Currently, some of these technologies are mature enough for their commercial application in...
conference paper 2022
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Wahi, P. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
In the Netherlands, district heating with a lower temperature supply (&lt;70°C) will play a crucial part in accomplishing the energy transition goals of delivering natural gas-free sustainable heating to dwellings. The existing dwellings often require energy renovations to make them suitable for lower temperature heating. However, choosing...
conference paper 2022
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Konstantinou, T. (author), Boess, S.U. (author)
Accounting for almost 40% of energy consumption in the European Union, the role of the existing building stock is instrumental in the energy transition and the goals for carbon neutrality of the built environment. An effective renovation plan must significantly improve the current energy performance towards a nearly zero-energy level....
conference paper 2022
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Konstantinou, T. (author), Heesbeen, C. (author)
Given the European building stock’s current size and state, its potential to be renovated up to an energy-neutral quality is getting much attention, contributing to energy transition and other sustainable and societal benefits. To tackle this potential, both the number of buildings that undergo renovation and the amount of the resulting energy...
book chapter 2022
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