This research paper issued by the Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering of the Aristotle University Thessaloniki relates to the historic evolution of energy building regulations.
The document provides a detailed summary of the factors that lead governments to push for energy efficiency regulations over the years. Renewable energy sources are also referred, among which solar cooling and heating. The researchers pinpoint that amid the progress verified in these technologies, no major commercial breakthrough has been achieved. A SWOT analysis is provided, assessing the potential of solar energy refrigeration. It concludes that it is indeed the most environmentally friendly cooling option in many aspects.
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