Nikos Kampelis

Nikos Kampelis
Technical University of Crete | TUC · Department of Environmental Engineering

Doctor of Engineering

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Publications (31)
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Smart grids are one of the major challenges of the energy sector for both the energy demand and energy supply of cities and communities. This chapter starts with an analysis of the various energy storage systems and their performance when coupled with smart grids. Electrical energy storage systems are very important for smart grids. In mechanical s...
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This chapter aims to calculate the energy signature of the Novel Technology Lab in Athalassa campus of Nicosia, to obtain the overall estimation of the consumption by starting from common measurements that are easily collected in a smart building, such as external and internal temperature. Energy model‐based simulation is tool that allows us to mod...
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In this chapter, a genetic algorithm (GA) optimization model is proposed, using artificial neural network (ANN) power predictions for day‐ahead energy management at building and district level. DR is a fundamental aspect of the smart grid concept as it refers to the necessary open and transparent market framework linking energy costs to actual grid...
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The Leaf Community is a unique blend of inspired qualified personnel where the preservation of the natural environment, renewable energy sources and worldwide R&D meets education, local culture and society. The Leaf Lab is an industrial building of a rectangular shape and a floor area of approximately 6,000 m2 located in the Leaf Community, one of...
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This chapter presents a comprehensive approach for evaluating the performance of one industrial and one residential smart/near‐zero energy building. The research activities performed and presented in this chapter target the estimation and evaluation of the performance gap between the design and operational phase of zero energy buildings. The steps...
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Demand response (DR) makes it possible to alter the profile of power consumption in individual buildings and building districts, i.e. microgrids, for economic return. In this chapter, the potential for operational optimization of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system in a smart near‐zero energy industrial building is investigate...
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Demand response is inextricably linked to smart grids since an optimum response to real‐time signals or any kind of dynamic information requires interoperability, embedded intelligence and advanced controls working harmonically in the same direction. The design and construction of smart energy building and zero energy building as well as smart comm...
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Smart meters, one of the crucial enablers of the smart-grid concept and cornerstones in smart planning for cities, offer the opportunity for consumers to address their energy consumption effectively through timely and accurate data on their energy usage. However, previous studies have shown that smart meters may not lead to the desired energy savin...
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This Ph.D. thesis focuses on the development and evaluation of advanced demand response techniques for Near-Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) and microgrids. In this context, the energy performance of a residential and an industrial (/office) NZEB was investigated and analysed. The Leaf House (residential) and Leaf Lab (industrial/office) buildings are...
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The operation of buildings is linked to approximately 36% of the global energy consumption, 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change. Assessing the energy consumption and efficiency of buildings is a complex task addressed by a variety of methods. Building energy modeling is among the dominant methodologies in evaluating the energy effic...
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Renewable energy production technologies are indispensable to the development of a clean and energy efficient built environment. Being dependent on climatic parameters, renewable energy production may vary causing a mismatch between energy demand and available production. Therefore, forecasting of renewable energy production allows the design and i...
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Demand response offers the possibility of altering the profile of power consumption of individual buildings or building districts, i.e., microgrids, for economic return. There is significant potential of demand response in enabling flexibility via advanced grid management options, allowing higher renewable energy penetration and efficient exploitat...
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Smart grids are one of the major challenges of the energy sector for both the energy demand and energy supply in smart communities and cities. Grid connected energy storage systems are regarded as promising solutions for providing ancillary services to electricity networks and to play an important role in the development of smart grids. The aim of...
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Demand Response (DR) is a fundamental aspect of the smart grid concept, as it refers to the necessary open and transparent market framework linking energy costs to the actual grid operations. DR allows consumers to directly or indirectly participate in the markets where energy is being exchanged. One of the main challenges for engaging in DR is ass...
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As we are nowadays experiencing a transition period for the energy demand, there is a clear movement of the European energy market towards a new field of efficiency including reliable and smart systems that will upgrade the improvement of Europe's economic and environmental health. To this end smart systems introduce innovative applications with mu...
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A novel idea, the Daily Discomfort Score (DDS) is developed to assess Demand Response (DR) and thermal comfort in a University building. HVAC set-point control is exercised as a way to reduce the cost of energy and improve thermal comfort. The Daily Discomfort Score employs operative temperature as the key input parameter to take into account radia...
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Traditional electricity grids lack flexibility in power generation and load operation in contrast to smart-micro grids that form semi-autonomous entities with energy management capabilities. Load forecasting is invaluable to smart micro-grids towards assisting the implementation of energy management schedules for cost-efficient and secure operation...
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In the present paper the impact of natural cross-ventilation on thermal comfort levels in sustainable residential buildings is evaluated. A sustainable dwelling is designed in Crete and various scenarios of different combinations of open windows and doors in the ground floor, the first floor and between the floors are tested to determine the final...
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Traditional electricity grids lack flexibility in power generation and load operation in contrast to smart-micro grids that form semi-autonomous entities with energy management capabilities. Load forecasting is invaluable to smart micro-grids towards assisting the implementation of energy management schedules for cost-efficient and secure operation...
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A novel idea, the Daily Discomfort Score (DDS) is developed to assess Demand Response (DR) and thermal comfort in a University building. HVAC set-point control is exercised as a way to reduce the cost of energy and improve thermal comfort. The Daily Discomfort Score employs operative temperature as the key input parameter to take into account radia...
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Energy efficiency, advanced controls and renewable energy systems for operating industrial, residential and tertiary sector buildings designed to be Near-Zero Energy are investigated to explore the performance gap. The analysis involves a comparison of energy dynamic and quasi-dynamic models with data from smart monitoring systems, indoor and outdo...
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Demand response (DR) offers the path for consumers to change their normal energy consumption patterns in response to significant variations in energy pricing over time. An effective and wide scale implementation of DR may lead to lower energy demand during peak hours and minimize energy associated costs and outages. DR can be more cost-effective th...
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University campuses can be considered as small towns due to their size, number of users and mixed and complex activities, including numerous actions usually met in urban environments. The energy and environmental impact of universities could be considerably reduced by applying organizational, technological and energy optimization measures. The aim...
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As the EU energy industry is clearly moving towards a new era of reliability, availability, and efficiency that will contribute to the improvement of Europe's economic and environmental sustainability, smart technologies provide the opportunity for new applications with far-reaching interdisciplinary impacts: providing the capacity to safely integr...
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Improving energy efficiency in buildings is a major priority worldwide. The measures employed to save energy vary in nature, and the decision maker is required to establish an optimal solution, taking into account multiple and usually competitive objectives such as energy consumption, financial costs, environmental performance, etc. In other words,...

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The aim of the project is to develop a support system for energy efficient decisions concerning existing or under design buildings.
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Smart grid is a dynamically interactive real-time infrastructure concept that encompasses the many visions of diverse energy system stakeholders. The Smart Grid is integrating the electrical and information technologies in between any point of generation and any point of consumption. The main objective of the project is to fully analyze all aspects of smart grids targeting in the improvement of reliability, mitigation of security risks, increase load shaping and energy efficiency, optimal integration and generation-consumption matching as well as smart monitoring and control. To this end, the aim of the SMART GEMS project is to use Smart Grids’ optimization and reliable operation concept as the common basis for collaboration and staff exchange among the partners. Collaboration and staff exchange is pursued through a significant number of secondments from academic to industrial partners and vice versa. This is part of a specific plan which targets at the implementation of smart grid related research, training, innovation and dissemination activities.