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Title: COST Action TU1205 (BISTS) : building integration of solar thermal systems : overview of bits state of the art, models and applications
Authors: Leindecker, Gerald
Belis, Jan
Georgiev, Aleksandar
Xydis, George
Christofari, Christian
Notton, Gilles
Tripanagnostopoulos, Yiannis
Capeluto, Guedi
Shiff, Galit
Palombo, Adolfo
Fedrizzi, Roberto
Norvaisiene, Rosita
Borg, Simon Paul
Buhagiar, Vincent
Wansdronk, Rene
Chwieduk, Dorota
Fitowski, Mariusz
Ramos, Joao
Almeida, Manuela
Bojic, Milorad
Kilic, Muhsin
Ford, Andy
Keywords: Renewable energy sources
Housing -- Law and legislation
Buildings -- Design and construction
Buildings -- Energy conservation
Solar energy
Solar air conditioning
Solar heating
Sustainable architecture
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: COST Office
Citation: Leindecker, G., Belis, J., Georgiev, A., Xydis, G., Christofari, C., Notton, G., ... Ford, A. (2015). COST Action TU1205 (BISTS) : building integration of solar thermal systems : overview of bits state of the art, models and applications. COST Office.
Abstract: The Renewable Energy Framework Directive sets a target of 20% for renewables by 2020. Buildings account for 40% of the total primary energy requirements in the EU and are responsible for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, developing effective energy alternatives for buildings is imperative. Energy in buildings is used primarily for heating and cooling and for the provision of hot water. One way to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels is by the use of renewable energy sources and systems. The benefits of solar thermal systems are well known but one area of concern has been their integration. Most solar collecting components are mounted on building roofs with no attempt to incorporate them into the building envelope. In many instances they are actually seen as a foreign element of the building. Many architects, irrespective of the potential benefits, object to this use of renewable energy systems (RES) due to this fact alone. It is therefore necessary to develop techniques that better integrate solar collectors within the building envelope and/or structures which should be done in a way that blends into the aesthetic appearance and form of the building architecture in the most cost effective way.
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