Editor: "Pilar Mercader-Moyano"

The Sustainable Renovation of Buildings and Neighbourhoods

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Library License: US $236
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.


Review 1

"The Sustainable Renovation of Buildings and Neighbourhoods shows a state of the art on the knowledge and experience of the construction on sustainability in the building sector. The book gathers relevant works from experts in environmental key issues such as energy efficiency, waste management, water cycle and building retrofitting. The articles contained in the book come from Spain, the rest of Europe and Latin America and represent a wide range of theoretical but also real case studies."

Gerardo Wadel, Ph.D.,
Founding member of Societat Organica
October 2015


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