Dr Konstantina Vasilakopoulou

Research Associate
Enabling Built Environments Program
Book Chapters

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,

Journal articles

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Conference Papers

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,

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,


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,,

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,,

Augros R; Dixon I; Partridge L; Oldfield P; Slee B; Vasilakopoulou K, 2019, Guide to Low Carbon Commercial Buildings – New Build, CRC LCL, Sydney,

Bridge C; Vasilakopoulou K, 2019, Consumer Factsheet: Bidet douche seats, flexible hoses and bidets, Home Modification Information Clearinghouse, UNSW Sydney Australia,,

Vasilakopoulou K; Bridge C, 2018, Evidence Based Practice Review: Lighting your Way into Home Modifications, 2nd ed., Home Modifications Information Clearinghouse, UNSW, Sydney, Australia,,

Vasilakopoulou K; Bridge C; Weller K, 2018, Summary Bulletin: Ramps, Home Modification Information Clearinghouse, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, Summary Bulletin,

Santamouris M; Synnefa A; Paolini R; Haddad S; Vasilakopoulou K; Fiorito F; Grashasbi S, 2017, Heat Mitigation Program Western Sydney