Krstic-Furundzic

First name: 
Aleksandra
Title: 
Professor
Country of residence: 
Serbia
Institution: 
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Architecture
Full Address: 
Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 73/II, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Telephone: 
+381 64 2657343
Date of Birth: 
26/01/1954
Early Stage Researcher: 
No
Male / Female: 
Female
MC member: 
Substitute
WG membership: 
1
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4
Interests relevant to Action 100 words: 

Architect, PhD, Full Professor of Architectural constructions, Contemporary facade and roof construction and Building refurbishment technologies, at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade; Academic concern covers a broad range of issues as design and construction of energy efficient buildings, renovations of existing buildings and urban regions, low carbon technologies in architecture, the use of energy from renewable sources in the building sector, architectural constructions and detailing,  contemporary roof and facade construction and industrialization of building process; Author of several books, significant number of chapters in monographs and papers published in professional journals and conference proceedings concerning contemporary building technologies, energy efficient design of new and refurbishment of existing buildings.

Publications: 
  • Krstic-Furundzic, A., Kosoric, V., Golic, K., “Potential for reduction of CO2 emissions by integration of solar water heating systems on student dormitories through building refurbishment”, Sustainable Cities and Society, Editor: Prof. Saffa Riffat, Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2012, Elsevier, pp. 50-62 (ISSN 2210-6707).
    Summary: This paper shows benefits that could be achieved by substituting conventional fuel oil, electricity or gas based water heating systems with solar water heating systems (SWHSs) through the dormitories refurbishment. Several design options with integrated solar thermal collectors (STCs) were analyzed and evaluated. A multi-criteria compromise ranking method was used for a comprehensive evaluation of the design options and for selection of the optimal one regarding the conflicting criteria: energy performance, economic, ecological, functional and aesthetic aspects.
  • Golic, K., Kosoric, V., Krstic-Furundzic, A., "General model of solar water heating system integration in residential building refurbishment-Potential energy savings and environmental impact", Renewable&Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 15, Issue 3, April 2011, Elsevier, pр. 1533-1544 (ISSN 1364/0321). Summary: This article defines a general model of SWHS integration in residential building refurbishment. The model is divided into several basic phases in order to facilitate problem-solving and to enable the individual optimization processes for variant design. A multi-criteria compromise ranking method is recommended for a comprehensive evaluation of design variants and for the selection of the optimal SWHS integration design variant.
  • Krstic-Furundzic, A., Kosic, T., “Analysis of energy efficiency of the office building in downtown of Belgrade”, Proceedings of the 4th Knowledge Cities World Summit-KCWS 2011, Editors: Tan Yigiteanlar & Ana Cristina Fachinelli, The World Capital Institute and Ibero-American Community for Knowledge Cities, Bento Goncalves, Brazil, 2011, pp. 209-220 (ISBN 978-1-921887-15-3). Summary: The main concern of this research is to estimate different scenarios of energy performances of the hypothetical model of office building in downtown of Belgrade. For each hypothetical model of the office building three scenarios are created: basic scenario and scenarios of different solutions of envelope design regarding shading devices types. Results are presented through the heat and cooling energy demands, reduction of energy consumption and reduction of CO2 emissions.
  • Krstic-Furundzic, A., Vujosevic, M., Brajkovic, J., “Analysis of current state of regional legislative in comparison with European energy performance of buildings directive”, The Third Regional Conference: Industrial Energetic and Environmental Protection in Southeast Europa-IEEP'11, Energy Efficiency Agency of the Republic of Serbia, Society of Thermal Engineers of Serbia Kopaonik, Serbia, 2011, CD (ISBN 978-86-7877-022-7; COBISS.SR-ID 184481804). Summary: This paper aims to identify activities for implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) within few EU Member States and to gather information about such activities in the countries of the region. Institutional and legal framework on energy efficiency is the main subject of this analysis, because it is first in line to reflect the stands, the status and also progress of countries in the region towards acceptance and implementation of European directives.
  • Krstic-Furundzic, A., "Definition of Suburban Building Stock; Case Study:Konjarnik, Belgrade, Serbia", chapter of the monograph "Improving the Quality of Suburban Building Stock - COST Action TU0701", edited by Roberto Di Giulio, Department of Building & Civil Engineering, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta, Gutenberg Press,2010, pp. 145-158 (ISBN/ISSN: 978-99932-0-880-8). Summary: This study focuses on large rectangular shaped residential buildings situated in semi-closed blocks in the settlement Konjarnik. It assesses the profile of the surroundings, architectural and technical characteristics of the settlement, pointing out great potential of refurbishment for both environmental and architectural improvements.
  • Krstic-Furundzic, A., Kosoric, V., "Reduction of CO2 emissions through solar thermal collectors application on student housings in Belgrade", chapter of the monograph "C23, COST - Strategies for a Low Carbon Urban Built Environment", edited by Vincent Buhagiar, Institute for Structural Engineering, Bundeswehr University, Munich, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta, Msida, Cost Office, Midsea Books Ltd., 2010, pp. 12-21 (ISBN:  978-99932-7-293-9).  Summary: The case study presented in the paper shows different solutions of integration of solar thermal collectors on existing student housing in Belgrade and possible effects achieved by that, in sense of energy and ecology benefits.
  • Krstic-Furundzic, A., Djukic, A., "Serbia",  chapter of the monograph "European Carbon Atlas, Low Carbon Urban Built Environment", edited by Phil Jones, Paulo Pinho, Jo Patterson, Chris Tweed, European Science Foundation-COST C23 Action, The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, 2009,Wales, UK, pp. 156-170 (ISBN/ISSN:  978-1-899895-43-4). Summary: Activities carried out in Serbia to reduce emmisions of CO2 are considered. Following topics are discussed: National context (climate, demographics, carbon dioxide emissions, energy in Serbia and building regulations) and EPBD implementation. The developement and implementation of low carbon strategies are illustrated by analysis of reference case studies at urban and building scales.
  • Krstic-Furundzic, A., "Annex of Attics on Flat Roofs of Urban Residential Buildings", chapter of the monograph "Improving the Quality of Existing Urban Building Envelopes - STRUCTURES", edited by Roberto di Giulio, Zivko Bozinovski, Leo G.W. Verhoef, COST C16 Research in Architectural Engineering Series, Volume 4, IOS Press and Delft University Press, TU Delft, The Netherlands, 2007, pp. 141-150 (ISSN: 1873-6033 , ISBN 978-1-58603-736-9). Summary: Necessity for rehabilitation of flat roofs, as well as residential deficit and high prices of flats caused massive annex of attics on flat roofs. Through review of several examples realized in Belgrade, survey of some technique solutions for annex of attics is given in the paper.
  • Krstic-Furundzic, A., Kosic, T., Grujic, М., "Economic analysis of Improvement of Energy Performances of Dwelling Housing in Belgrade", Eleventh World Renewable Energy Congress and Exhibition - WREC 2010, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 2010, pp. 591-596 (ISBN 978-0-9561516-1-2). Summary: Different possibilities of energy performances improvement of existing dwelling housing in the settlement Konjarnik, Belgrade, Serbia, are estimated from energy and economic point of view. Economic analyses use BLCC (Building Life Cycle Cost) software which produces multileveled grading of building scenarios and comparative analyses of grading results. The overall behaviour of different scenarios is measured according to: (a) initial/capital investments, (b) energy costs (c) operating, maintenance, and repair (OM&R) costs and (d) capital replacement costs.
  • Krstic-Furundzic, A., Sudimac, B. (2010) "Improvement of Energy Efficiency of Office Building in Belgrade by Application of PV Modules", 2nd International Conference - Advanced Construction, Lithuania, Kaunas, 2010, pр. 248-254 (ISSN 2029-1213). Summary: The main concern of the paper is to present different models of energy efficiency improvement of the office building in Block 26, New Belgrade, Serbia, by application of active solar system to the building envelope, more exactly by integration of PV modules into the facade structure. The building’s energy efficiency is defined according energy necessary for cooling, lighting, equipment and other needs settled with electric energy.
  • Krstic-Furundzic, A., Kosoric, V., "Improvement of Energy Performances of Existing Buildings in Suburban Settlements", Proceedings of the PLEA 2009. – Architecture, Energy and the Occupant's Perspective, Editors: C. Demers, A. Potvin, Les Presses de l'Universite Laval, 2009, Quebec City, Canada, pp. 2.2.23 (ISBN: 978-2-7637-8940-8). Summary: The case study shows different design variants of integration of solar thermal collectors and PV modules in envelope of a multifamily building. The following aspects of active solar systems integration are analyzed in the paper: energy, architectural, ecological and economic aspects. According to the established evaluation methodology, the design variant with the highest evaluation value is selected as optimal.
  • Kosic, T., Krstic-Furundzic, A., Rajcic, A., Мaksimovic, D., "Improvement of Energy Performances of Dwelling Housing in Belgrade", Proceedings of the PLEA 2009. – Architecture, Energy and the Occupant's Perspective, Editors: C. Demers, A. Potvin, Les Presses de l'Universite Laval, 2009, Quebec City, Canada, pp. 2.2.24 (ISBN: 978-2-7637-8940-8). Summary: The main concern of this research is to estimate different possibilities of energy performances improvement of existing dwelling housing in settlement Konjarnik, Belgrade, Serbia. Comparative analyses of energy performances of existing building and predicted models of improvement are carried out regarding energy savings and reduction of CO2 emissions.
  • Krstic-Furundzic, A., Kosoric, V., "Sustainable Building Refurbishment by Integration of Solar Thermal Collectors", Proceedings of the 1st International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability Workshop&Symposium-ELCAS 2009, COST, UNEP/SETAC, 2009, Nisyros Island, Greece, pp. 1.12 (ISBN:  978-960-243-663-9). Summary: Improvement of energy performances of the existing building in suburban settlement Konjarnik in Belgrade, by application of solar thermal systems is presented in the paper. The case study shows different design variants of integration of solar thermal collectors in envelope of a multifamily building. The results show that in Belgrade climatic conditions significant energy savings and reduction of CO2 emissions can be obtained with application of solar thermal collectors. 
  • Krstic, A., "Measures and Techniques for Improvement of Thermal Performances of Inherited Buildings External Walls", Proceedings of The World Renewable Energy Congress-VI, Renewable Energy - Renewables: The Energy for 21th Century", 2000, Brighton, Pergamon, UK, pp. 356-361 (ISBN 0 080 43865 2).
    Summary: Improvement of thermal performances of inherited buildings external walls provides energy saving by reduction of heat losses, good thermal comfort and healthy living conditions, new appearances of buildings and settlements and consumption of conventional fuels and environment pollution to be reduced. Measures and techniques depend on weather conventional or solar structure walls are going to be constructed. Different recladdings in sense of material and structure are available and discussed in the paper.
  • Krstic, A., Rajcic, A.,"Improvement of thermal performances of external walls aimed to produce energy rational buildings", Proceedings of The 3 International Conference for Teachers of Architecture, School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 2000, pp. 7.04. Summary: Improvement of thermal performances of inherited buildings external walls is necessary in order energy rational buildings, as well as energy efficient buildings, to be produced. In Belgrade climatic conditions rehabilitation includes laying or improvement of thermal insulation, as essential measure. Thermal insulation can be applied as external or internal insulation. In the paper both options are discussed regarding: a) wall thermal properties before and after rehabilitation, b) construction principles, c) materials and d) benefits and shortages that each of them offers. Both options improve thermal comfort and living conditions, but external insulation provides better wall thermal properties and new building appearance. For living condition improvement, energy savings and environment protection, it is of great interest students and architects to be informed about measures and techniques for improvement of thermal performances of external walls of inherited buildings.
  • Krstic, A., "Measures and Techniques for Bioclimatic Rehabilitations of Existing Buildings Aimed to Produce Energy Rational and Efficient Buildings", Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference for Teachers of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Florence, Oxford Brookes University, UK, 1998, pp. 2.05. Summary: In the paper different rehabilitation measures are analyzed and review of structural components for enlargement of existing spaces, closing of balconies and loggias, improvement of wall energy performances and annex of attics is given.