Smart Zero-energy Buildings and Communities for Smart Grids

Volume 9 - Engineering, Energy and Architecture SET Coordinated by Lazaros E. Mavromatidis

Smart Zero-energy Buildings and Communities for Smart Grids

Edited by

Nikos Kampelis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Denia Kolokotsa, Technical University of Crete, Greece

ISBN : 9781786306845

Publication Date : March 2022

Hardcover 318 pp

165.00 USD



Smart zero-energy buildings and communities have a major role to play in the evolution of the electric grid towards alignment with carbon neutrality policies. The goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment can be pursued through a holistic approach, including the drastic reduction of buildings’ energy consumption.

The state-of-the-art in this field relates, on the one hand, to design methodologies and innovative technologies which aim to minimize the energy demand at the building level. On the other hand, the development of information and communication technologies, along with the integration of renewable energy and storage, provide the basis for zero and positive energy buildings and communities that can produce, store, manage and exchange energy at a local level.

This book provides a structured and detailed insight of the state-of-the-art in this context based on the analysis of real case studies and applications.


1. The Role of Smart Grids in the Building Sector, Denia Kolokotsa.
2. Integrated Design (ID) Towards Smart Zero-energy
Buildings and Smart Grids, Theoni Karlessi, Pietro Muratore, Luca Venezia, Laura Standardi, Klemens Leutgöb and Anne Sigrid Nordby.
3. Data Analysis and Energy Modeling in Smart and Zero-energy Buildings and Communities, Nikos Kampelis, Konstantinos Gobakis, Vagias Vagias, Denia Kolokotsa, Laura Standardi, Daniela Isidori, Cristina Cristalli, Fabio Maria Montagnino, Filippo Paredes, Pietro Muratore, Luca Venezia, Marina Kyprianou Dracou, Alaric Montenon, Andri Pyrgou, Theoni Karlessi and Mat Santamouris.
4. On the Comparison of Occupancy in Relation to Energy Consumption and Indoor Environmental Quality: A Case Study, Margarita Niki Assimakopoulos, Nikolaos Barmparesos, Alexandros Pantazaras, Theoni Karlessi and Siew Eang Lee.
5. Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Consumption Assessment and ANN Predictions for an Integrated Internet-based Energy Management System Towards a Zero-energy Building, Denia Kolokotsa.
6. Objective and Subjective Evaluation of Thermal Comfort in the Loccioni Leaf Lab, Italy, Marina Laskari, Francesco Carducci, Daniela Isidori, Martina Senzacqua, Laura Standardi and Cristina Cristalli.
7. Smart Meters and User Engagement in the Leaf House, Niki Gaitani.
8. Integration of Energy Storage in Smart Communities and Smart Grids, Denia Kolokotsa, Nikos Kampelis, Angeliki Mavrigiannaki, Marco Gentilozzi, Filippo Paredes, Fabio Maria Montagnino and Luca Venezia.

About the authors/editors

Nikos Kampelis is a researcher at the Energy Management in the Built Environment Research (EMBER) laboratory of the Technical University of Crete, Greece. His research focuses on the optimal integration of loads and renewable energy in smart buildings and smart grids.

Denia Kolokotsa is Professor of Energy Resources Management and Dean of the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Crete, Greece. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier Solar Energy Advances Journal, and Subject Editor of the Nature Scientific Reports Journal. Her research interests include, among others, energy management for the built environment, energy efficiency and renewable energies, distributed energy management systems, building automation and design, development and energy management of microgrids and smart grids.