Book Chapter

Zero energy homes

L Aelenei, A Frattari, L Riscala, H Altan, A Hashemi, KAT Aoul, M Noguchi

Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering | Published : 2016


In the last 50 years a fifth of the planet’s inhabitants had a strong development that deeply changed their habits and their life quality. For this enhancement, the people of the developed areas paid a high price. A large use of energy, produced from non-renewable sources as fossil fuels, increased the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into the atmosphere with several problems and a huge impact on the nature. As a consequence, there is a need to rethink the design of buildings, cities and their organizations. The challenge for the new sustainable cities is to grow according to the lifestyles of today and tomorrow, while implementing a better relation between the nature and the mankind and resto..

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