Doukas P. , Santamouris M.
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23rd AIVC and EPIC 2002 Conference (in conjunction with 3rd European Conference on Energy Performance and Indoor Climate in Buildings) "Energy efficient and healthy buildings in sustainable cities", Lyon, France, 23-26 October 2002

The White Paper on renewable Energy states that the total energy requirements in thedomestic sector could be reduced by 50% in EU until the year 2010, half of which could be accounts for by introducing passive and active solar technologies in buildings. A project has been undertaken with the aim to study and propose global strategies, tools and guidelines that will promote the efficient and cost effective global implementation of advanced systems and techniques in the refurbishment of existing settlements in Europe. The mean energy consumption of buildings in the European Union countries represents almost 40% of the total energy budget. The study movestowards the direction of promoting the use of RES and other energy saving systems and techniques in the building sector. The project team will achieve the objectives of the proposal through the implementation of nine phases. The total duration of the project is 24 months