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Title: Schools: Trends and perspectives
Authors: Katafygiotou, Martha 
Serghides, Despina Kyprianou 
Keywords: School buildings;Mediterranean region;Secondary schools;Cyprus
Category: Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Field: Natural Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Source: Energy Performance of Buildings: Energy Efficiency and Built Environment in Temperate Climates 1 January 2015, Pages 251-268
metadata.dc.doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-20831-2_13
Abstract: This chapter’s emphasis is on existing school buildings, with an overview of the European and, more specifically, the Mediterranean region. Following the overview of schools in the Mediterranean region, the study focuses on secondary schools in Cyprus. It identifies the prevailing building practices in school construction with specific reference to the schools in Cyprus. The construction and energy consumption details of the secondary school buildings in Cyprus are also presented. Indoor comfort and energy efficiency are analyzed through questionnaires, surveys, interviews, and simulations on specific pilot school buildings. The field studies are conducted to evaluate the indoor thermal conditions during the students’ classes. Further investigation of the energy efficiency of schools is carried out through building simulations. Existing situations, current trends and tendencies of schools provide essential information to facilitate the energy performance assessment of the building stock and to highlight the potential of energy savings and the upgrading of their indoor comfort.
ISBN: 978-331920831-2
Rights: © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.
Type: Book Chapter
Appears in Collections:Κεφάλαια βιβλίων/Book chapters

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