Thesis / Dissertation

Multi-objective optimisation for multi-residential building retrofit: A method and an application

Maria Panagiotidou, Lu Aye (ed.)

Published : 2020


The building sector has been at the centre of the environmental protection policies of the European Union (EU). This is mainly due to its high energy consumption (40% of the total) among the EU Members. Residential buildings are responsible for two-thirds of that amount. Recently, the European Commission set radical targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 (50-55% reduction compared with 1990 levels) and 2050 (climate neutrality) and the building sector, especially the existing building stock, is expected to play a critical role in achieving those goals. Special consideration should be given to multi-residential buildings. Compared to other building types, they hav..

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