According to both EU and US longterm strategies, both economies have set as primary goal climate neutrality by 2050. In this aspect the decarbonisation of Buildings is expected to play a significant role, requiring deep interventions in existing and new structures according to 4 distinctive pillars: energy efficiency, electrification, use of RES and efficient management of electricity loads. In this presentation the basic interventions and requirements for Building Decarbonisation will be outlined. With respect to energy consumption, the necessary interventions in a building will be described and the incorporation of RES in the energy mixture of a building will also be discussed. Furthermore, special focus will be given to the needs of next generation of Buildings from the construction materials and the characteristics that they should fulfil: multifunctional, demanding less energy for their manufacturing, transportation and installation, recyclable, user and environmentally friendly and as cost effective as possible.



Prof Taxiarchou, Professor in the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering at NTUA, has participated in more than 42 research projects within the last 10 years and has practical and theoretical experience in i. technology development for the processing of ores and industrial minerals; ii. development of energy efficient processes; iii. design and techno-economic evaluation of new production processes; iv. development of high-added value products from ores and industrial minerals for the construction and chemical industry; and v. assessment of the environmental impact and LCA of products and processes.
Being the Scientific Coordinator of the HORIZON 2020 project entitled “Building an Ecosystem for the up-scaling of lightweight multi-functional concrete and ceramic materials and structures”, she actively contributed to the establishment of a spin-off company, LightCoce Ike, which aim to become a pan-European access point for service delivery, innovation and networking for the construction sector