Dionysia Kolokotsa
Associate Professor, Energy Resources Management 
Energy Management in the Built Environment Laboratory
Division I: Environmental Management

Extended CV (pdf)



  • 2001: Ph.D.: Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete
  • 1995: MSc: Architecture Environmental design and engineering, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London (UCL).
  • 1994: Postgraduate degree in Meteorology - Environmental Physics, School of Science, Faculty of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 1991: Degree in Physics, School of Science, Faculty of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Research Interests

Conducting research on energy saving in buildings and in built environment:

  • Quality of internal environment: thermal and visual comfort. Air quality. Energy demand.
  • Assessment Indexes for energy saving in buildings. Green buildings. Zero emission buildings. 
  • Urban environment and climate change. Urban heat island phenomenon. Technologies to improve quality.  
  • Energy management systems. Measurement and control of microclimatic conditions of the built environment.
  • Design and installation of environmental monitoring networks in buildings and urban environments.

Participation in Research Programs and Projects

  • 2015-2019: Smart Grids Energy Management Staff MSCA-RISE-2014: Marie Skłodowska-Curie.Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (Horizon RISE)
  • 2013-2014. Development of optimization and control algorithms for the LEAF micro-grid community. Funded by Loccioni Group Srl. www.loccioni.it
  • 2017-2020: RECO2ST: Residential Retrofit assessment platform and demonstrations for near zero energy and CO2 emissions with optimum cost, health, comfort and environmental quality. Research and Innovation Action, Horizon 2020.
  • 2017-2020 SAVES 2: Students Achieving Valuable Energy Savings, Horizon 2020.
  • 2016-2019: Development of a multi-stakeholder dial

Distinctions and Awards

  • Editor in Chief: Advances in Building Energy Research, Taylor and Francis.  
  • Member of Editorial Board of Energy and Buildings and Renewable Energy Journals, Elsevier.  
  • President of the European Cool Roofs Council for the period 2015-2018.

Recent Publications

  • Kampelis, N., Gobakis, K., Vagias, V., Kolokotsa, D., Standardi, L., Isidori, D., Cristalli, C., Montagnino, F.M., Paredes, F., Muratore, P., Venezia, L., Dracou, Μ.K., Montenon, A., Pyrgou, A., Karlessi, T., Santamouris, M., 2017b. Evaluation of the performance gap in industrial, residential & tertiary near-Zero energy buildings. Energy Build. 148. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.03.057
  • Kolokotsa, D. 2017 Smart cooling systems for the urban environment. Using renewable technologies to face the urban climate change. Solar Energy, 154, pp. 101-111.
  • Karlessi, T., Kampelis, N., Kolokotsa, D., Santamouris, M., Standardi, L., Isidori, D., Cristalli, C., 2017. The Concept of Smart and NZEB Buildings and the Integrated Design Approach, in: Procedia Engineering. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.294
  • Mavrigiannaki, A., Kampelis, N., Kolokotsa, D., Marchegiani, D., Standardi, L., Isidori, D., Christalli, C., 2017. Development and testing of a micro-grid excess power production forecasting algorithms. Energy Procedia 134, 654–663. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.583
  • Nikolaidis, N.P., Kolokotsa, D., Banwart, S.A., 2017. Nature-based solutions: Business. Nature 543. doi:10.1038/543315d
  • Vasilakopoulou, K., Kolokotsa, D., Santamouris, M., Kousis, I., Asproulias, H., Giannarakis, I., 2017. Analysis of the experimental performance of light pipes. Energy Build. 151. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.06.061
  • Yang, J., Chong, A., Santamouris, M., Kolokotsa, D., Lee, S.E., Tham, K.W., Sekhar, C., Cheong, D.K.W., 2017. Energy utilizability concept as a retrofitting solution selection criterion for buildings. J. Civ. Eng. Manag. 23. doi:10.3846/13923730.2017.1323794.
  • Kolokotsa, D.-D., Giannariakis, G., Gobakis, K., Giannarakis, G., Synnefa, A. and Santamouris, M. (2018) ‘Cool roofs and cool pavements application in Acharnes, Greece’, Sustainable Cities and Society, 37. doi: 10.1016/j.scs.2017.11.035.
  • Kolokotsa, D., Vagias, V., Fytraki, L. and Oungrinis, K. (2018) ‘Energy analysis of zero energy schools: the case study of child’s asylum in Greece’, Advances in Building Energy Research, pp. 1–12. doi: 10.1080/17512549.2018.1488612.

Ph.D. Candidates

  • Nikolaos Kampelis
  • Katerina Lilli
  • Aggeliki Mavrigiannaki