Editor: Pilar Mercader-Moyano

The Sustainable Renovation of Buildings and Neighbourhoods

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-065-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-064-2 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2015
DOI: 10.2174/97816810806421150101


The Sustainable Renovation of Buildings and Neighborhoods is a collection of papers presented at the International Congress of Sustainable Construction and Eco‐efficient Solutions. This event has established itself as a forum for meeting academics from around the word, researchers and professionals of the construction sector, in which environmental information is shared with a multidisciplinary context, and which involves participants from different areas of the construction process. The congress brings together development proposals through a shared vision of environmental sustainability and presents alternative solutions to problems through technical presentations and trainings, in order to minimize the environmental impact caused by the construction sector.

This monograph celebrates the event’s second international edition and its fourth national edition. The volume contains selected articles written by the participants. Readers will find information about interesting, new developments and concepts on

  • - Energy retrofitting in older buildings
  • - Tools to determine and measure environmental impact and sustainability indicators
  • - Economic / cost based revaluation of buildings through the viability of eco‐efficient solutions
  • - Reduction of the consumption of material and energy resources and in CO2 emissions
  • - Sustainability research based on the renovation of urban areas.

The studies in this book provide real examples from different countries (Argentina and Spain, for example). The Sustainable Renovation of Buildings and Neighborhoods is a useful reference for researchers and professional architects involved in sustainable development, environmental rehabilitation and the construction industry.


- Pp. i-iv (4)
Antonio Ramírez-de-Arellano-Agudo
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List of Contributors

- Pp. vii-ix (3)
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Energy Retrofitting for Social Housing by Improving the Building Envelope: Madrid, 1939-1979

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Ignacio Oteiza, Carmen Alonso, Fernando Martín-Consuegra, Juan Monjo, Mariam González-Moya
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Environmental Impact Indicator System in Residential Neighbourhood Renovation

- Pp. 33-59 (27)
Pilar Mercader-Moyano, Julia Garrido-Piñero, Antonio Ramírez de Arellano
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Approach to the Definition of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings, in the Social Housing in Europe

- Pp. 61-79 (19)
Begoña Serrano Lanzarote, Alejandra García-Prieto Ruiz, Leticia Ortega Madrigal, Laura Soto Francés, Violeta de la Fuente Pérez
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Development of an Assessment Tool for Building Envelope Retrofit Based on Environmental Indicator

- Pp. 81-102 (22)
Patricia Huedo, Belinda López-Mesa, Elena Mulet
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A Structure for the Quantity Surveillance of Costs and Environmental Impact of Cleaning and Maintenance in Buildings

- Pp. 103-118 (16)
Alejandro Martínez-Rocamora, Jaime Solís-Guzmán, Madelyn Marrero
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Management of Living Urban Environments From an Active Ageing Approach: Advances in the Team Research (RE)Programa

- Pp. 119-128 (10)
Ángela Barrios, José C. Mariñas, Marta Molina, Francisco J. Lizana, Antonio Serrano, Alberto Vilches
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Energy Efficiency Indicators for Buildings in Argentina

- Pp. 129-145 (17)
Jorge D. Czajkowski
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Towards A Sustainable Retrofitting Plan for Social Housing in Mediterranean Europe

- Pp. 147-163 (17)
Mónica Martínez-Hervas, Juan J. Sendra, Rafael Suárez
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New Applications of Ceramic Waste Generated in Building Rehabilitation Works

- Pp. 165-174 (10)
Mercedes Del Río Merino, Rocío Sanios Jiménez, Paola Villoria Saéz, Mariano Gonzalez Cortina
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Author Index

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Subject Index

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.Numerical Methods and Implementation in Geotechnical Engineering – Part 1.
.Bio-Inspired Materials.