Air Conditioning - Energy Consumption and Environmental Quality theme is the component of Encyclopedia of Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The book on Air Conditioning - Energy Consumption and Environmental Quality in the Encyclopedia of Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources considers the following topics on Systems and Equipment for Space Heating, Ventilation Systems, Air conditioning and Refrigeration and Cryogenic Systems. This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.
Matheos Santamouris was born in Athens in 1956. He acquired his Diploma of Physics at the University of Patras, Greece, in 1979, a Postgraduate Diploma, DEA on Energy Physics. Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France in 1981, and a Ph.D. on Energy Physics at the University of Patras in 1986. He is Visiting Professor to the School of Architecture, Low Energy Unit, University of North London, UK, and Associate Professor at the Physics Department, University of Athens. He has been a member of the Editorial Board and reviewer of the International Journal of Solar Energy since 1989, and of the Annual European Directory of Sustainable and Energy Efficient Building since 1993. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Sun at Work in Europe (1989–91), and is a reviewer for a number of scientific journals. He has written and edited a range of books including, most recently, Energy in the Urban Environment (James and James, London, 2001), Passive Solar Energy in Practice (co-author) (James and James, London, 2001), and Construire Sostenibile il Mediterraneo (coauthor) (ALINEA, Italy, 2001)