SIMOS YANNAS DiplArch AADiplGrad(Hons) PhD
Director MSc / MArch Sustainable Environmental Design
Director PhD Programme
Member AA Graduate Management Committee & Academic Board
Simos Yannas has led environmental design research and teaching at the AA since the late 1970’s. He has taken part in collaborative national and international research projects and his books and papers have been published in over a dozen languages. At the AA, he is responsible for the post-professional MSc and MArch programmes in Sustainable Environmental Design (AA SED) and the School’s PhD Programme. Outside the AA he has lectured in some thirty countries. He has supervised many MA, MSc, MArch and MPhil dissertation projects, as well as some thirty PhD to successful completion and has acted as Examiner on several UK Masters programmes and on PhD projects in both UK and abroad. His two-volume Solar Energy and Housing Design, published in 1994, was widely acclaimed and still features on reading lists around the world. More recent books include the Portuguese language Em Busca de uma Arquitetura Sustentavel para os Tropicos (Toward a Sustainable Architecture for the Tropics), currently in its second edition with Spanish and English introductions; Roof Cooling Techniques-a design handbook, which was shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects’ RIBA International Book Award for Architecture, and Lessons from Vernacular Architecture published 2014. His essays on adaptive architecturing have appeared in a special issue of AD Architectural Design and in Architecture and Energy-Performance and Style published 2013 by Routledge. He has curated exhibitions of AA SED student projects in several countries and has authored or co-authored over one hundred papers on research undertaken within the AA SED programme. Simos Yannas is a founding member and the permanent Secretary of PLEA, an international expert network on sustainable architecture and urban design started in 1981. He was awarded the PLEA Achievement Award in 2001.
RESEARCH PROJECTS & TECHNICAL STUDIES
Environmental design research since the mid-1970s. Research interests on effect of climate change on urban environments and building design; environmental assessment of architectural forms and building types; design of adaptive systems for free-running buildings.
2015-2017 Environmental Performance of Traditional Buildings in S. Arabia with College of Design, University of Dammam
2015-2017 Handbook of Sustainable Housing Design. RIBA Research Award.
2009-2012 Environmental Design in University Curricula and Architectural Training in Europe. Collaboration with European partners under EC Programme Intelligent Energy Europe.
2006-2008 Reconceiving the Architecture of the Gulf Region. With Harvard University Centre for Middle East Studies and Schools of Architecture in Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
2002 A comparative study of building materials and construction techniques in Turkey. With Middle East Technical University, Ankara under British Council Britain-Turkey Science Partnership.
2001-03 Environmental Implications of Tall Buildings. Studies commissioned by DEGW for London and Dublin.
2000-04 Roof Cooling Techniques. With Laboratory of Thermodynamics, University of Seville and Centre for Desert Architecture and Planning; support under EC Altener Programme.
1999-02 IDEA – Interactive Database of Energy-Efficient Architecture. In collaboration with University of Siegen, Catholic University of Louvain, CNRS, CUEPE, University of Geneva and support from European Commission DG TREN.
1999-01 Passive Cooling Handbook. In collaboration with School of Engineering University of Porto, Department of Physics University of Athens and School of Engineering University of Seville and support from European Commission Altener Programme.
1996-98 Roof Solutions for Natural Cooling (ROOFSOL). In collaboration with several European partners with support from EC Joule Programme. Development of experimental and analytic techniques for the study of radiative and evaporative cooling processes in Mediterranean climatic conditions.
1996-97 Alfa-Built Project. In collaboration with University of Athens, University of Buenos Aires, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, University of Venezuela and support from EC Alfa Programme study of passive heating and cooling of buildings in Latin American contexts.
1994-96 Bioclimatic Architecture and Urban Design in Rio. In collaboration with FAU Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and support from the British Council, CAPES and CNPq. Measurements and observations in selected buildings and outdoor spaces to study indoor and outdoor variations microclimates and implications on occupant thermal and visual comfort.
1992-95 Passive Cooling of Buildings (PASCOOL). In collaboration with Universities of Athens (coordinator), Seville, Porto, La Rochelle, Geneva and Milano and Conphoebus (Ιtaly), ENTPE (France), CRES (Greece), TNO (Netherlands) and the Belgian Ιnstitute of Building Research with support under EC DG-XII Joule II Programme.
1992-94 Architecture and Climate Portfolios. Collaboration with University College Dublin and Catholic University of Louvain with support from European Commission DG-XII Solinfo 2 Programme.
1991-93 Building Science and Environment-Conscious Design. EC TEMPUS Joint European Project. In collaboration with Technical University of Budapest and University of Ljubljana. Teaching environmental design with topics spread over 12 publications.
1990-98 Climate-Responsive Design for Bangladesh. Collaboration with Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and the UK Building Research Establishment (BRE) with support from a British Council Link Project.
1989-90 Passive & Hybrid Cooling in Buildings State-of-the-Art Review. EC DG-XII Building 2000 Programme, in collaboration with University of Athens and LASH ENTPE (France).
1986-94 Solar Energy and Housing Design. Research on passive solar heating for residential buildings undertaken in the context of the UK Passive Solar Programme to produce a design manual and calculation procedure.
1985-86 Passive Solar Handbook Definition Study. Commissioned by ETSU, UK Department of Energy, Solar Εnergy R&D.
1983-85 Bioclimatic Design and Passive Solar Systems. A series of short projects commissioned by ETSU, UK Department of Energy, Solar Εnergy R&D.
1982-to date Founding Member of PLEA (Passive and Low Energy Architecture) international network of experts; Director 1991-96, permanent Secretary from 1997. Member of Scientific Committees of annual PLEA Conferences 1983- to present.
1979-82 Energy Systems and Design of Communities. In collaboration with T. Papayannis & Associates and colleagues from other countries in the context of International Energy Agency IEA Task 6.
1979-83 Energy Education in Schools. An experimental project supported by the UK Dept of Education and Science & Dept. of Energy and undertaken in collaboration with the Essex County Architects and Education Departments. The project led to the adoption of energy education in the curricula of schools across the UK.
1978-79 Energy Management of School Buildings. Second phase of research focusing on Essex secondary school buildings in collaboration with the County Architects Department and funding from Science & Engineering Research Council.
1976-78 Energy Strategies for School Buildings. Funded by UK Science & Engineering Research Council, and Essex County Council Architect’s Department.
1975-76 Energy Options in Greece. Dissertation research for postgraduate Honours Diploma. Architectural Association Graduate School, London.
2014 16-18 December. Twelve Projects in India. PLEA 2014 Conference, Ahmedabad, India
2011 12-15 July, PLEA 2011 International Conference, Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium
2009 22-24 June. Current Student Projects. Quebec City, Canada.
2009 15-20 April. Research & Design: Projects in four climatic regions. Frankfurt, Germany.
2009 3-5 March. Recent Projects & Structures. Ecobuild & Futurebuild, Earls Court, London
2007 27-29 September. Lulu Island Projects. PALENC II, Crete.
2007 13-17 February. Dynamic Structure. American University Sharjah, UAE.
2007 24 Jan – 11 Feb. Recent Projects 2003-06. Arts Pavilion, Mile End Park, London.
2006 27 Oct-20 Nov. Small Structures. Institute of Architects, Patras, Greece.
2006 16 Oct-30 Nov. Two Projects 2004-05. University of Nottingham.
2006 4-8 Sep. Projects 2004-05. PLEA 2006 International Conference, Geneva.
2005 3-7 July. Small Shelter for Archaeologists. UIA 2005 Congress, Istanbul.
2005 19-21 May. Heliotropic Urban Bench. PALENC 2005 Conference, Santorini, Greece.
2004 20-22 September. Adaptive Skins, Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
2004 AA Now Exhibition, Ljubljana, Slovenia (later touring around Europe).
2004 20-23 April. Shelter for Archaeologists, Oia, Santorini, Greece.
2003 5-30 Μay. Exhibition of school shelter built at Pankese Village, Ghana.
2003 Exhibition winning student entry to Mediterranean Architecture Competition, Athens.
2002 July. Exhibition Magical Skin Project. PLEA 2002 International Conference, Toulouse.
1999 Μay. Exhibition of entries to INAX Competition. AA School of Architecture, London.
1999 10-17 January. Exhibition of proposals for Victoria Square, Ministry of Culture, Athens.
OTHER ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Supervision of PhD Research Students
Nihal Al Sabbagh (Continuing). Urban Design and Outdoor Thermal Comfort. AA Graduate School.
Gabriel Felmer (Continuing). Housing Design Strategy for Different Climatic Regions of Chile. AA Graduate School, London.
Patricia Martin del Guayo (PhD awarded 2014). Environmental Perception- climate in urban public spaces. AA Graduate School.
Dong Ku Kim (PhD Awarded 2012). Climate Interactive Building Design in a Korean Climate. AA Graduate School.
Choul Kwon Wong (PhD Awarded 2012). Transitional spaces: the role of sheltered semi-outdoor spaces as microclimate modifiers on school buildings in the UK. AA Graduate School.
Luciano Dutra (PhD Awarded 2012). Design Process and Environmental Information. AA Graduate School.
Fei Fei Sun (PhD Awarded 2012). Achieving Suitable Thermal Performance for Residential Buildings in Different Climates of China. AA Graduate School.
Dulce De Almeida (PhD Awarded 2006). Guidelines for the Design of Pedestrian Areas in an Urban Context according to the Local Microclimate. AA Graduate School.
Rosa Schiano-Phan (PhD Awarded 2005). Passive Downdraught Evaporative Cooling Systems Using Porous Ceramic Evaporators and their Application in Residential Buildings. AA Graduate School.
Solange Goulart (PhD Awarded 2005). Thermal Inertia and Night Ventilation Techniques for Residential Buildings in Southern Brazil. AA Graduate School.
Benito Jimenez Alcala (PhD Awarded 2002) Environmental Aspects of Hispano-Islamic Architecture. AA Graduate School, London.
Helena Massa (PhD Awarded 2002). Urban Aerodynamics. AA Graduate School, London.
Guilherme Quintino (PhD Awarded 2002). Environmental Aspects of Traditional Building Techniques In South-Western Portugal. AA Graduate School, London.
Gustavo Cantuaria (PhD Awarded 2001) Trees and Microclimatic Comfort. AA Graduate School, London.
Paula Cadima (PhD Awarded 2000) Transitional Spaces. PhD Dissertation. Environment & Energy Studies Programme. AA Graduate School, London.
Zainab Ali (PhD Awarded 2000) Environmental Performance of Buildings By Louis Kahn And Le Corbusier In India And Bangladesh. PhD Dissertation. Environment & Energy Studies Programme. AA Graduate School, London.
Christine Phillips (PhD Awarded 1998). Sustainable Place. A place of sustainable development. AA Graduate School, London.
Fernando Rihl (PhD Awarded 1998). Daylight and Visual Perception. AA Graduate School, London.
Shabbir Ahmed (PhD Awarded 1996). Approaches to Bioclimatic Urban Design for the Tropics with Special reference to Dhaka, Bangladesh. AA Graduate School, London.
Abdullah Ayssa (PhD Awarded 1995). The Thermal Performance of Vernacular and Contemporary Houses in Sana’a, Yemen. AA Graduate School, London.
Jaime De Almeida (PhD Awarded 1994). Public Space Utilisation and Environment: a study of large educational buildings. AA Graduate School, London.
Fuad Mallick (PhD Awarded 1994) Thermal Comfort for Urban Housing in Bangladesh. AA Graduate School, London.
Heitor Da Costa Silva (PhD Awarded 1994). Window Design for Thermal Comfort in Domestic Buildings in Southern Brazil. AA Graduate School, London
Camilo Diaz (PhD Awarded 1994). Optimisation of Thermal Mass for Indoor Cooling. AA Graduate School, London.
Elias Salleh (PhD Awarded 1994). Tropical Urban Outdoor Environment and Human Thermal Comfort. AA Graduate School, London.
Despina Serghides (PhD Awarded 1994). Zero Energy for the Cyprus House. AA Graduate School, London.
Leonardo Bittencourt (PhD Awarded 1993). Ventilatlion as a Cooling Resource for Warm-Humid Climates. AA Graduate School, London.
Phillip Tabb (PhD Awarded 1990). The Solar Village Archetype. A study of English village form applicable to energy-integrated planning principles for satellite settlement in temperate climates. AA Graduate School, London.
Jose Roberto Garcia Chavez (PhD Awarded 1989). The Potential of Beam Core Daylighting for Reducing the Energy Consumption of Artificial Lighting and Air-Conditioning in Hot-Arid Regions of Mexico. AA Graduate School, London.
External Examiner & Reviewer
2018- External Examiner MSc, University of Kent
2018- External Examiner MArch, University of Nottingham
2009-13 External Examiner, MSc Environmental Design of Buildings, Welsh School of Architecture.
2009-13 External Examiner, MSc Sustainable Design in Built Environment, British University in Dubai.
2005-09 External Examiner, MSc Environmental Design & Engineering, Bartlett, University of London.
2004-to date Technical Expert on European Commission Intelligent Energy-Europe Programme.
2004-05 Member, Search Committee for Director of AA School of Architecture.
2002-05 External Examiner, BArch 5th Year, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University.
2001-04 External Examiner, MPhil Environmental Design in Architecture, University of Cambridge.
1999-to date Reviewer for Architectural Press, Bloomsbury Publishing, Building Research & Information, Built Environment Journal, Earthscan, Energy Research and Social Science Journal, Solar Energy Journal, Taylor & Francis and other publications.
1999 Research Assessor for UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
1999 Research Assessor for Fondacyt Research Council, Chile.
1998-01 External Examiner, MSc Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies, Univ. of East London.
1995 Member Jury Αrchitectural Competition Sustainable Housing for the Poor, Gramado, Brazil.
1994 Member Jury Competition, Alternative Human Settlement Planning and Design. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Amman, Jordan.
1994 Member Jury Αrchitectural Competition, Architecture of the Extremes, Dead Sea.
1993 Member Technical Committee & Jury Competition, ISES Solar World Congress, Budapest.
1991 Member Jury Αrchitectural Competition, Renewable Energy Research Centre, Seville.
1990-to date Referee on professorial appointments for Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Catholic University of Louvain, Βangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, UCLA, University of Nottingham, University of Cambridge, National Technical University of Athens, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and others.
1988 Member Jury Αrchitectural Competition, Bioclimatic Housing Design in the North of Portugal.
1985-to date External Examiner on some 50 PhD and MPhil research degrees for University of Cambridge, University of Nottingham, Cardiff University, Cranfield University, Robert Gordon University, Open University, University of Sheffield, University of Westminster and University of Kent in the UK; and for Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium; National Technical University of Athens and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece; Universidade da Coruña, Spain; and Deakin University, Australia.
2018 (with R. Alonso Candau). Whole-life Carbon in Office Building Design. Proc. PLEA 2018 Conference, Hong Kong.
2018 with F. Collo. Contemporary Review of the Regional Plan for Argentina’s Countryside by Grupo Austral. Proc. PLEA 2018 Conference, Hong Kong.
2018 with A. Dub. Strategic Design for the Urban Block of Buenos Aires. Proc. PLEA 2018 Conference.
2018 with G. Felmer Plominsky. Designing Naturally-Conditioned Dwellings for Chile. Proc. PLEA 2018 Conference, Hong Kong.
2018 with E. Kaltsoyanni, B. Mardas, M. Pamfili, A. Stanitsa, O. Tsagkalidou. Refurbishing the City. Letter from London- Greek architects and students of architecture in the UK, Athens, December 2018.
2018 with J. Rodríguez-Álvarez. The Environmental Evolution of Urban Housing in London. Proc. PLEA 2018 Conference, Hong Kong.
2017 with A. Antoniou. The Residential Balcony in Mediterranean Climates. Proc. PLEA 2017 “Design to Thrive” Vol 1 pp1014-1022.
2017 with A. Chatzidimitriou. Street Canyon Design and Improvement Potential for Urban Open Spaces-influence of canyon aspect ratio and orientation on microclimate and outdoor comfort. In Sustainable Cities and Society Vol 33 pp85-101. Elsevier.
2017 with F. Collo. Solar Urbanism and Building Design in Buenos Aires. Proc. PLEA 2017 “Design to Thrive” Vol 2 pp1031-1038.
2017 with F. Collo. Validation of Wladimiro Acosta’s Helios System. Proc. PLEA 2017 “Design to Thrive” Vol 3 pp477-485.
2017 with E. Durmaz Daylight and Thermal Performance of Office Buildings in Ankara. Proc. PLEA 2017 “Design to Thrive” Vol 3 pp533-560.
with I. Giglio. Refurbishing the Corviale: a sustainable city inside a single building. Proc. PLEA 2017 “Design to Thrive” Vol 2 pp1644-1652.
2017 with J. Torrubia Adaptive Occupant Behaviour as a Design Strategy for Wellbeing Working Environments. Proc. PLEA 2017 “Design to Thrive” Vol 1 pp1345-1353.
2017 with E. Vilches. Traditional Architectural and Environmental Features of the Old City of Cadiz. Proc. PLEA 2017 “Design to Thrive” Vol 2 pp1612-1620.
2016 with A. Ghione Alternative Tourist Accommodation for Venice. In Proc. PLEA 2016, Los Angeles.
2016 (with A. Stanitsa and O. Tsagkalidou) Environmental Retrofit of the Unexploited Roofscapes in Athens and Thessaloniki. In Proc. PLEA 2016, Los Angeles.
2016 (with L. Jing) Glazed Balconies for Residential Buildings in Zhengzhou, China. In Proc. PLEA 2016, Los Angeles.
2016 (with D.C. McKee) Bay Windows of High-Rise Residential Buildings In Hong Kong. In Proc. PLEA 2016, Los Angeles.
2016 (with N. Al Sabbagh and P. Cadima) Improving Pedestrian Thermal Sensation In Dubai. In Proc. PLEA 2016, Los Angeles.
2016 (with A. Chatzidimitriou}. Microclimate Design for Open Spaces : Ranking the effects of urban design parameters on pedestrian thermal comfort in summer. In Sustainable Cities and Society 26, pp27-47. Elsevier.
2015 Pesquisa Arquitetônica para o projeto Ambientalmente Sustentável. In Goncalves J.S. and K. Bode (Eds) Edificio Ambiental. Oficina de Textos, Sao Paulo.
2015 (with A. Chatzidimitriou). Microclimate Development in Urban Open Spaces: the influence of form and materials. In Energy and Buildings 108, pp156-174, Elsevier.
2015 (with L. Tsichritzis). The Glazing of Balconies as a Retrofitting Solution for Reducing the Heating Load of the Adjacent Room in Athens. Proc. of PLEA 2015 Conference, Bologna.
2015 (with M. Pamfili). Redefining Urban Living in Central Athens. Proc. of PLEA 2015 Conference, Bologna.
2015 (with M. Lumbreras). Reactivating the Courtyard Typology for Work Environments in Mediterranean Regions. Proc. of PLEA 2015 Conference, Bologna.
2015 (with A. Rossi and P.-L. Turco). Migrant Centre and Primary School in Lampedusa. Proc. of PLEA 2015 Conference, Bologna.
2015 (with A. Andone). Sunspaces- a retrofit study in Bucharest. Proc. of PLEA 2015 Conference, Bologna.
2015 (with M. Nanaiah). Lessons from the Masters: a study of tertiary educational buildings in india. Proc. of PLEA 2015 Conference, Bologna.
2015 (with A. Scofone). Reshaping Cities after a Natural Disaster. Proc. of PLEA 2015 Conference, Bologna.
2014 (with P. Martin del Guayo). Improving Outdoor Urban Environments: Three case studies in Spain. Proc. of PLEA 2014 Conference, Ahmedabad.
2014 (Co-editor with A. Krishan, N.V. Baker, S.V. Szokolay) Climate Responsive Architecture: a design handbook. Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi.
2013 Adaptive Architecturing- a learning process. Proc. of PLEA 2013 Conference, Munich.
2013 Architectural Research for Sustainable Environmental Design. Proc. ENHSA Conference, Naples.
2013 Adaptive Architecturing. In Braham W. And D. Willis (Eds) Architecture & Energy Routledge.
2013 (co-editor with Willi Weber) Lessons from Traditional Architecture. Earthscan/Routledge.
2011 Architecture of Transitions. In Yeang, K. (Ed) Green Design. Black Dog Publishing.
2011 Adaptive Strategies for an Ecological Architecture. AD Architectural Design John Wiley & Sons.
2010 La Formation a la Conception Durable au Royaume Uni. Le Carre Bleu, no.3-4.
2009 What Can Buildings Tell Us, What Can We Tell Back. Proc. PLEA 2009 Conference, Quebec.
2009 (with O.D. Corbella) Em Busca de Uma Arquitetura Sustentável para os Trópicos. Editora REVAN, Rio de Janeiro. 2nd Edition.
2008 Reconceiving the Built Environments of the Gulf Region: Challenging the Supremacy of Airconditioning. A2 Magazine, Issue #7, pp42-65.
2007 Dynamic Structures. Proc. Passive and Low Energy Cooling Conference.
2006 (with E. Erell and J.L. Molina). Roof Cooling Techniques: a design handbook. Earthscan / James & James, London / New York.
2006 Learning Environment. Proc. PLEA 2006 Conference, Geneva.
2006 (with E. Erell and J.-L. Molina) Roof Design for Cooling. Proc. PLEA 2006 Conference.
2006 (with A. Chatzidimitriou and N. Chrisomallidou). Ground surface materials and microclimates in urban open spaces. Proc. PLEA 2006.
2006 Sustainable Design in Architecture. Pos. Faculty of Architecture & Urbanism, University of Sao Paulo.
2005 Education for Sustainable Architecture. PLEA 2005 Conference, Beirut.
2005 (with M. Marcondes and K. Bode) Double-Skin Facades in High-Rise Office Buildings in Sao Paulo. PLEA 2005 Conference, Beirut.
2005 (with G. Brunelli) Effect of Roof Shape on the Daylight Performance of Industrial Buildings. PLEA 2005 Conference, Beirut.
2005 (with A. Chatzidimitriou and N. Chryssomallidou) Microclimatic Modifications of an Urban Street in Northern Greece. PLEA 2005 Conference, Beirut.
2004 Adaptive Skins & Microclimates. Proc. PLEA 2004 Conference, Eindhoven.
2004 (with A. Chatzidimitriou) Microclimatic Studies of Urban Open Spaces in N. Greece. Proc. PLEA 2004 Conf. Eindhoven.
2004 Environmental Architecture: key issues & recent projects (English and Chinese text). In World Architecture, Beijing.
2003 (with F. Summers, N. Gezer, O.T. Karaguzel και Y. Somuncu) Comparative Studies of Traditional and Contemporary Construction in Turkey. Proc. PLEA 2003 Conference, Santiago.
2003 Towards Environmentally Responsive Architecture. Proc. PLEA 2003 Conference, Santiago.
2003 (with F. Heidt and others) IDEA Software. Proc. PLEA 2003 Conference, Santiago de Chile.
2002 How do I know if it is what they say it is? (in Greek) Journal of Architects, Thessaloniki.
2002 (with F.D. Heidt and others). IDEA Interactive Database for Energy-Efficient Architecture. Environmental Management and Health, vol. 13, no. 4 MCB UP Limited.
2001 (with O.D. Corbella). Learning from Built Examples in Rio de Janeiro. Proc. PLEA 2001 Conference, Florianopolis, Vol.2, pp1029-1032.
2001 (with O.D. Corbella and V. Corner). Outdoor Spaces and Urban Design: case studies of two plazas in Rio de Janeiro. Proc. PLEA 2001 Conference, Florianopolis, Vol.2, pp655-659.
2001 Toward More Sustainable Cities. Solar Energy, Vol. 70 No. 3 pp281-294, Elsevier Science Ltd.
2001 Bioclimatic Principles of Urban Design (in Greek Βιοκλιματικές Αρχές Πολεοδομικού Σχεδιασμού). Chapter 4, Volume Α, Environmental Technology, Hellenic Open University, Patras, pp 175-234
2001 Environmental Design Tools and Application Software (In Greek Αναλυτικα Εργαλεια και Λογισμικα Εφαρμογων Περιβαλλοντικου Σχεδιασμου. Chapter 3, Volume Α, Βioclimatic Design of Buildings, pp 253-304, Hellenic Open University, Patras.
2001 Environmental Assessment Methods (In Greek Μέθοδοι Περιβαλλοντικης Αξιολογησης). Chapter 4, Vol Α, Βioclimatic Design of Buildings, pp 305-332, Hellenic Open University.
2000 (with S. Alvarez, E. Maldonado, M. Santamouris). Designing for Summer Comfort. A European Handbook. European Commission Altener Programme.
2000 (co-editor with K. Steemers). Architecture City Environment. James & James (Science) Publishers.
2000 (with S. Alvarez, E. Maldonado και M. Santamouris). Passive Cooling of Buildings. Proc. of European Commission ALTENER Conference, Toulouse.
1999 Roof Design for Natural Cooling. In Szokolay, S.V. (ed.) Sustaining the Future, Vol. 1, pp427-434. PLEA International / University of Queensland, Brisbane.
1999 (with Z.F. Ali) Masters in the Tropics: environmental features of the buildings of Le Corbusier and L.I. Kahn in Bangladesh and India. In Szokolay, S.V. (ed.) Proc. PLEA 99, Vol. 1, pp41-46.
1999 Toward More Sustainable Cities. Proc. Internat. Conf. on Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning, Athens.
1998 Living with the City: urban design and environmental sustainability.Proc. PLEA 98 Environmentally-Friendly Cities, pp41-48, James & James (Science) Publishers, London.
1998 (with O. D. Corbella) Environmental Study of Two Shopping Malls in Rio de Janeiro. In Proc. PLEA 98 Environmentally-Friendly Cities, pp483-486, James & James (Science) Publishers.
1998 (co-editor with E.Maldonado). Environmentally-Friendly Cities. James & James (Science) Publishers.
1998 Calefaccion Solar Pasiva y Control de Perdidas de Calor. In Rosales, L. (ed) Energia y Habitat. EC Alfa Built, FAU Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas.
1997 (with E. Maldonado και H. Goncalves) Thermal Performance of Buildings in Summer in S. Europe. Int. J. Solar Energy Vol. 19, pp161-178, Overseas Publishers Association, Amsterdam.
1996 (with P. Cadima). The Role of the Balcony on Buildings in the Contemporary European City. In Proc. PLEA 96, Louvain-la-Neuve.
1996 Education for Environmentally Sustainable Architecture (in Japanese translation). Journal of the Architectural Institute of Japan, December 1996.
1996 Energy Indices and Performance Targets for Housing Design. Energy and Buildings 23, pp237-249, Elsevier Science, Lausanne.
1995 Design of Educational Buildings: a portfolio of resource material for teachers and students of architecture. In Proc. of Internat. Conf. for Teachers of Architecture. Alinea, Florence.
1994 Energy Index: a design support tool for early stages. In Architecture of the Extremes, Proc. of PLEA 94 Conference, pp215-222.
1994 Solar Energy and Housing Design. Volume 1: Principles, Objectives, Guidelines. Volume 2: Built Examples. Architectural Association Publications, London on behalf of UK Department of Trade & Industry.
1994 Design of Educational Buildings. Βοοk 1 Primer. Βοοκ 2 Examples. Architectural Association, London for EC Solinfo Programme.
1993 Heat Loss Control and Passive Solar Heating. Βοοk 3, Μodule 1. Housing Examples. Βοοk 2, Μodule 2. School Building Typology. Βοοk 3, Μodule 2. Weather Data. Βοοk 1, Μodule 3. “Building Science and Environment Conscious Design”. European Commission TEMPUS Joint European Project. Environment & Energy Programme, Architectural Association Graduate School, London.
1993 What you say, What it is, What they get: semantic, methodological and epistemic issues in the continuing discourse on architecture and environment. ISES World Congress, Budapest.
1993 Building Science and Environment Conscious Design: a TEMPUS Joint European Project. ISES World Congress, Budapest.
1992 (with M. Antinucci and others). Passive and Hybrid Cooling of Buildings: State-of-the-Art. Int. J. Solar Energy. Vol 11 pp251-271, Harwood Academic Publishers GmbH.
1991 (with E. De Oliveira Fernandes). Architecture and Technology: Environment-Conscious Design in the 1990’s. In Process Architecture, No.98, Tokyo.
1991 (with S. Alvarez, J. Lopez and E. de Oliveira Fernandes) Architecture and Urban Space. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.
1991 (with Y. Kodama and J. Cook). Passive and Low Energy Architecture. Special Issue of Process Architecture No.98, Tokyo (160 pages; English and Japanese text).
1991 Climate-Responsive Design for Educational Buildings. In Bioclimatic Architecture and Planning, Proc. 8th International PLEA Conference, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax.
1990 La scienza in un approccio regionale all’architettura. In Los, S. (Ed) Regionalismo dell’ Architettura. Franco Muzzio & c. editore s.p.a., Padova.
1989 Physics and Architecture: Issues of Knowledge Transfer and Translation to Design. Solar & Wind Technology Journal, Vol. 6, No.4 pp301-308, Pergamon Press, Oxford.
1989 Passive Solar Heating and Energy Efficient Housing Design. Proc. Second European Conference on Architecture, pp548-555. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.
1989 (with F. Butera and O. Corbella). Interaction between Physics and Architecture in Environment-Conscious Design. Special Issue Solar & Wind Technology Journal, Vol. 6, No. 4. Pergamon Press, Oxford.
1988 (with E. De Oliveira Fernandes). Energy and Buildings for Temperate Climates. Pergamon Press, Oxford.
1986 (with N. Pelekanos and A. Tombazis). Vernacular Architecture in Greece: a survey from the bioclimatic point of view. Proc. PLEA 84 Conference.
1985 (with W. Pascall) Architectural Integration of Passive Solar Conservatories in Housing. Proc. UK-ISES Conference, London.
1984 Conservation Practices and Potentials in Various Climates. Proc. PLEA 84 Conference. Pergamon Press, Oxford.
1984 (Ed. with A. Bowen). Passive and Low Energy Ecotechniques for Housing. 3 volumes (English and Spanish text). Pergamon Press, Oxford.
1983 (with N.V. Baker) Passive Solar Retrofits in Athens. Proc. PLEA 83 Conference, Pergamon Press, pp201-210.
1983 (with K. McCartney). A Passive Solar Design Exercise. Proc. PLEA 83 Conference, Pergamon Press, pp763-771.
1983 (Ed.) Passive and Low Energy Architecture. Pergamon Press, Oxford (930 pages).
1983 Bioclimatic Design (In Greek Βιοκλιματικος Σχεδιασμος. Αρχιτεκτονικη και Ηπιες Μορφες Ενεργειας). Issue 5-6, Journal of Institute of Greek Architects, Αthens (65 pages).
1981 (with G.Wilkenfeld). Training and Participation in Building Energy Management. In Proc. of the Internat. Congress on Building Energy Management. Pergamon Press, Oxford.
1981 (with P. Page). Energy Education in Schools: Field Studies in two Essex Schools. In West, R. (Ed). Energy and the Environment. Science Reviews, London.