Energy and Buildings for Temperate Climates: A Mediterranean Regional Approach Proceedings of the Sixth International Plea Conference, Porto, Portu by E. De Oliveira Fernandes

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ContributionsSimos Yannas (Editor)
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Number of Pages989
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ISBN 100080366171
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