Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou

Arts,Design & Architecture
Home Modifications Information

Konstantina is a Research Associate at the Enabling Environments Program (EBEP), undertaking research on home modifications and inclusive design. Prior to joining UNSW BE Konstantina worked as a researcher for the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and for the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources, in Greece. Her research interests focus on universal and inclusive design, light and lighting, energy efficiency in the built environment, urban climate mitigation techniques, etc. In the near future, Konstantina aims to explore the lighting parameters that provide safe environments for people with reduced vision.

Phone
+61-2-9065 2706

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Vasilakopoulou K; Kolokotsa D; Santamouris M, 2014, 'Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures: Urban Heat Island Mitigation Techniques for Sustainable Cities', in Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 215 - 233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37661-0_12
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    2013, 'Building integrated concentrating solar systems', in Solar Energy Sciences and Engineering Applications, CRC Press, pp. 563 - 606, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b15507-20
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Vasilakopoulou K; Kolokotsa D; Santamouris M, 2013, 'The contribution of bioclimatic architecture in the improvement of outdoor urban spaces', in Solar Energy Sciences and Engineering Applications, CRC Press, pp. 623 - 641, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b15507
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Santamouris M; Paolini R; Haddad S; Synnefa A; Garshasbi S; Hatvani-Kovacs G; Gobakis K; Yenneti K; Vasilakopoulou K; Feng J; Gao K; Papangelis G; Dandou A; Methymaki G; Portalakis P; Tombrou M, 2020, 'Heat mitigation technologies can improve sustainability in cities. An holistic experimental and numerical impact assessment of urban overheating and related heat mitigation strategies on energy consumption, indoor comfort, vulnerability and heat-related mortality and morbidity in cities', Energy and Buildings, vol. 217, pp. 110002 - 110002, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110002
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Haddad S; Paolini R; Ulpiani G; Synnefa A; Hatvani-Kovacs G; Garshasbi S; Fox J; Vasilakopoulou K; Nield L; Santamouris M, 2020, 'Holistic approach to assess co-benefits of local climate mitigation in a hot humid region of Australia', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71148-x
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Yun GY; Ngarambe J; Duhirwe PN; Ulpiani G; Paolini R; Haddad S; Vasilakopoulou K; Santamouris M, 2020, 'Predicting the magnitude and the characteristics of the urban heat island in coastal cities in the proximity of desert landforms. The case of Sydney', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 709, pp. 136068 - 136068, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136068
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Pisello AL; Saliari M; Vasilakopoulou K; Hadad S; Santamouris M, 2018, 'Facing the urban overheating: Recent developments. Mitigation potential and sensitivity of the main technologies', Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wene.294
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Santamouris M; Haddad S; Saliari M; Vasilakopoulou K; Synnefa A; Paolini R; Ulpiani G; Garshasbi S; Fiorito F, 2018, 'On the energy impact of urban heat island in Sydney: Climate and energy potential of mitigation technologies', Energy and Buildings, vol. 166, pp. 154 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.007
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Livada I; Synnefa A; Haddad S; Paolini R; Garshasbi S; Osmond P; Ulpiani G; Fiorito F; Vassilakopoulou K; Osmond P; Santamouris M, 2018, 'Time series analysis of ambient air-temperature during the period 1970–2016 over Sydney, Australia', Elsevier Science of The Total Environment, vol. 648, pp. 1627 - 1638, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.144
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Synnefa A; Vasilakopoulou K; Kyriakodis GE; Lontorfos V; De Masi RF; Mastrapostoli E; Karlessi T; Santamouris M, 2017, 'Minimizing the energy consumption of low income multiple housing using a holistic approach', Energy and Buildings, vol. 154, pp. 55 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.07.034
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Vasilakopoulou K; Kolokotsa D; Santamouris M; Kousis I; Asproulias H; Giannarakis I, 2017, 'Analysis of the experimental performance of light pipes', Energy and Buildings, vol. 151, pp. 242 - 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.06.061
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Ascione F; Bianco N; De Masi RF; Dousi M; Hionidis S; Kaliakos S; Mastrapostoli E; Nomikos M; Santamouris M; Synnefa A; Vanoli GP; Vassilakopoulou K, 2016, 'Design and performance analysis of a zero-energy settlement in Greece', International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctw003
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Vasilakopoulou K; Synnefa A; Kolokotsa D; Karlessi T; Santamouris M, 2016, 'Performance prediction and design optimisation of an integrated light pipe and artificial lighting system', International Journal of Sustainable Energy, vol. 35, pp. 675 - 685, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14786451.2014.932281
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Kolokotsa D; Gobakis K; Papantoniou S; Georgatou C; Kampelis N; Kalaitzakis K; Vasilakopoulou K; Santamouris M, 2016, 'Development of a web based energy management system for University Campuses: The CAMP-IT platform', Energy and Buildings, vol. 123, pp. 119 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.04.038
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Papanicolas C; Lange MA; Fylaktos N; Montenon A; Kalouris G; Fintikakis N; Fintikaki M; Kolokotsa D; Tsirbas K; Pavlou C; Vasilakopoulou K; Santamouris M, 2015, 'Design, construction and monitoring of a near-zero energy laboratory building in Cyprus', Advances in Building Energy Research, vol. 9, pp. 140 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17512549.2015.1014837
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Santamouris M; Gaitani N; Spanou A; Saliari M; Giannopoulou K; Vasilakopoulou K; Kardomateas T, 2012, 'Using cool paving materials to improve microclimate of urban areas - Design realization and results of the flisvos project', Building and Environment, vol. 53, pp. 128 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2012.01.022
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Santamouris M; Xirafi F; Gaitani N; Spanou A; Saliari M; Vassilakopoulou K, 2012, 'Improving the microclimate in a dense urban area using experimental and theoretical techniques - The case of Marousi, Athens', International Journal of Ventilation, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733315.2012.11683966
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Gaitani N; Spanou A; Saliari M; Synnefa A; Vassilakopoulou K; Papadopoulou K; Pavlou K; Santamouris M; Papaioannou M; Lagoudaki A, 2011, 'Improving the microclimate in urban areas: A case study in the centre of Athens', Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, vol. 32, pp. 53 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143624410394518
  • Reports | 2020
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Vasilakopoulou K; Bridge C, 2020, Evidence-based practice review: Self-assessment tools for person-environment fit, Home Modification Information Clearinghouse, http://dx.doi.org/10.26288/5fec08907af77, rhttps://www.homemods.info/resources/hminfo-research-publications/evidence/self-assessment-tools-for-person-environment-fit
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Vasilakopoulou K; Bridge C, 2020, Consumer Factsheet: Home lighting
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Vasilakopoulou K; Bridge C, 2020, Industry bulletin: COVID-19
    Reports | 2019
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Augros R; Dixon I; Partridge L; Oldfield P; Slee B; Vasilakopoulou K, 2019, Guide to Low Carbon Commercial Buildings – New Build, CRC LCL, Sydney, http://builtbetter.org/node/8177
    Reports | 2019
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Bridge C; Vasilakopoulou K, 2019, Consumer Factsheet: Designing home environments for people who experience problems with cognition and who display aggressive or self- injurious behaviour. Ed. 2, Home Modifications Information Clearinghouse, UNSW Sydney Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.26288/5deef1e78f0a4, https://www.homemods.info/resources/hminfo-research-publications/consumer-factsheets/consumer-factsheet-designing-home-environments-for-people-who-experience-problems-with-cognition-and-who-display-aggressive-or-self-injurious-behaviour-
    Reports | 2019
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Bridge C; Vasilakopoulou K, 2019, Industry Factsheet: Designing home environments for people with problems with cognition who display aggressive or self-injurious behaviour, Ed. 2, Home Modifications Information Clearinghouse, UNSW Sydney Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.26288/5dddeafdc0906, https://www.homemods.info/resources/hminfo-research-publications/industry/industry-factsheet-designing-home-environments-for-people-with-problems-with-cognition-who-display-aggressive-or-self-injurious-behaviour-ed-2
    Reports | 2019
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Bridge C; Vasilakopoulou K, 2019, Consumer Factsheet: Bidet douche seats, flexible hoses and bidets, Home Modification Information Clearinghouse, UNSW Sydney Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.26288/5d1306507d43b, https://www.homemods.info/resources/hminfo-research-publications/consumer-factsheets/consumer-factsheet-bidet-douche-seats-flexible-hoses-and-bidets
    Reports | 2018
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Vasilakopoulou K; Bridge C, 2018, Evidence Based Practice Review: Lighting your Way into Home Modifications, 2nd ed., Home Modifications Information Clearinghouse, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.26288/5c249498d91dc, https://www.homemods.info/Download.ashx?File=158a08db6f52022271a4ea6462c49d7&C=31342c3337372c30
    Reports | 2018
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Vasilakopoulou K; Bridge C; Weller K, 2018, Summary Bulletin: Ramps, Home Modification Information Clearinghouse, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, Summary Bulletin, http://dx.doi.org/10.4227/169/5b32fc9d151a4
    Reports | 2017
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Santamouris M; Synnefa A; Paolini R; Haddad S; Vasilakopoulou K; Fiorito F; Grashasbi S, 2017, Heat Mitigation Program Western Sydney
  • Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Synnefa A; Vasilakopoulou K; Masi RFD; Kyriakodis GE; Londorfos V; Mastrapostoli E; Karlessi T; Santamouris M, 2017, 'Transformation through Renovation: An Energy Efficient Retrofit of an Apartment Building in Athens', in Procedia Engineering, pp. 1003 - 1014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.260
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou
    Pavlou K; Vasilakopoulou K; Santamouris M, 2009, 'The impact of several construction elements on the thermal performance of solar chimneys', in International Journal of Ventilation, pp. 277 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733315.2009.11683852

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