By Dr. Klas Eric Soderquist and Dr. Mohammad Baydoun Klas Eric Soderquist is an Associate Professor at AUEB, Head of Academic Affairs of the MBA International Program and Director of the Management Science Laboratory (www.msl.aueb.gr). Dr Mohammad Baydoun is a Project Manager at Millennium Development International, Lebanon and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Management Science Laboratory of AUEB. From...

The Energy sector in Greece experiences a transitional but very interesting period. The growth of the sector has the potential to make a significant contribution to the country’s economic recovery. The liberalization and reformation of the electricity and gas markets is essential and regulatory authorities must be given the necessary power and independence to reduce the market power of dominant...

Buildings are responsible for at least 40% of total energy consumption in the member states of the European Union. Residential use accounts for 63% of this energy consumption. While the bioclimatic architectural design plays initially the most significant role, today new technologies and recent advances in building materials yield remarkable improvements in energy efficiency. In residential buildings, most of the energy...