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Innovative Materials for Building Energy Efficiency

Innovative Materials for Building Energy Efficiency Book
Author : R. Parameshwaran,V. Vinayaka Ram,R Karunakaran,N Jalaiah
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2018-09-01
ISBN : 0081022522
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Innovative Materials for Building Energy Efficiency: Preparation, Characterization, Properties and Applications contains informative information on how to bridge energy gaps in buildings using innovative materials. The ideologies and assessments presented give immediate solutions to existing building structures, thus making them energy efficient. It addresses the key energy challenges that need to be confronted in all aspects of materials science, technology and sustainability. Presents a comprehensive tool for immediate reference on the state-of-the-art on innovative and advanced building materials, their characterization, properties and applications Includes a clear explanation, discussion and presentation of topics using user-friendly graphics and table Contains chapters exclusively dedicated to nanotechnology-based materials, smart materials and embodied energy for improving building energy efficiency Creates a benchmark for representing building energy efficiency through the collection and presentation of state-of-the art information on materials

Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency

Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency Book
Author : F. Pacheco Torgal,Cinzia Buratti,S. Kalaiselvam,Claes-Göran Granqvist,Volodymyr Ivanov
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-02-04
ISBN : 3319275054
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents the current state of knowledge on nanomaterials and their use in buildings, ranging from glazing and vacuum insulation to PCM composites. It also discusses recent applications in organic photovoltaics, photo-bioreactors, bioplastics and foams, making it an exciting read while also providing copious references to current research and applications for those wanting to pursue possible future research directions. Derek Clements-Croome, Emeritus Professor in Architectural Engineering, University of Reading (From the Foreword) Demonstrating how higher energy efficiency in new and existing buildings can help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, this book details the way in which new technologies, manufacturing processes and products can serve to abate emissions from the energy sector and offer a cost-effective means of improving competitiveness and drive employment. Maximizing reader insights into how nano and biotech materials – such as aerogel based plasters, thermochromic glazings and thermal energy adsorbing glass, amongst others – can provide high energy efficiency performance in buildings, it provides practitioners in the field with an important high-tech tool to tackle key challenges and is essential reading for civil engineers, architects, materials scientists and researchers in the area of the sustainability of the built environment.

Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings Book
Author : Umberto Desideri,Francesco Asdrubali
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2018-11-12
ISBN : 0128128186
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A Life Cycle Approach offers a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the subject with a further focus on the Life Cycle. The editors, renowned academics, invited a diverse group of researchers to develop original chapters for the book and managed to well integrate all contributions in a consistent volume. Sections cover the role of the building sector on energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, international technical standards, laws and regulations, building energy efficiency and zero energy consumption buildings, the life cycle assessment of buildings, from construction to decommissioning, and other timely topics. The multidisciplinary approach to the subject makes it valuable for researchers and industry based Civil, Construction, and Architectural Engineers. Researchers in related fields as built environment, energy and sustainability at an urban scale will also benefit from the books integrated perspective. Presents a complete and thorough coverage of energy efficiency in buildings Provides an integrated approach to all the different elements that impact energy efficiency Contains coverage of worldwide regulation

The Challenges of Energy Efficiency Innovations in the Nordic Building Sector

The Challenges of Energy Efficiency Innovations in the Nordic Building Sector Book
Author : Bernan
Publisher : Nordic Council of Ministers
Release : 2008-06-01
ISBN : 928931723X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Challenges of Energy Efficiency Innovations in the Nordic Building Sector book written by Bernan, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Innovative Materials for Construction

Innovative Materials for Construction Book
Author : Mariaenrica Frigione,José Barroso de Aguiar
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2021-05-05
ISBN : 3036501665
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Most of the typical materials employed in today’s constructions present limitations, especially concerning their durability, in either common or severe environmental conditions, and their impact on the environment. In response to these issues, academic and industrial efforts around the world have been devoted to developing new smart materials that can provide efficient alternatives, improve the energy efficiency of buildings, or can upgrade, repair, or protect existing infrastructures. Different and wide technological innovations are, therefore, quickly fostering advancements in the field of construction materials. A new generation of materials (bricks, cement, coatings, concrete, FRP, glass, masonry, mortars, nano-materials, PCM, polymers, steel, wood, etc.) is gaining a prominent position in modern building technology, since they can overcome various limits and flaws of conventional materials employed in constructions, without neglecting the smart applications of pioneering materials in ancient constructions and historic buildings. Even though the adoption of innovative materials in the construction field has been a successful route in achieving enhanced performance, or even new and unexpected characteristics, some issues have not been completely solved. On top of them, the cost/performance ratio of novel solutions, since their introduction must be convenient, without compromising quality. Other concerns are related to their sustainability, with eco-friendly options, possibly exploiting recycled materials or by-products from other productions, being the most desirable solution. Finally, the use of materials or systems that are unconventional in this field raises the need to update or develop new specifications and standards. This special issue aims at providing a platform for discussing open issues, challenges, and achievements related to innovative materials proposed for the construction industry.

Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings and Smart Communities

Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings and Smart Communities Book
Author : Paolo Bertoldi
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-01-14
ISBN : 3030314596
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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These proceedings present fourteen peer-reviewed papers from the 10th International Conference on Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings and Smart Communities, which was held March 21-22, 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. This biannual conference aims to promote and diffuse the concept of energy efficiency in new and existing commercial buildings and to enlarge the market for low consumption and sustainable non-residential buildings. It also covers smart and sustainable districts, communities and cities, since energy systems efficiency and renewable energies are often optimized at the district or municipal level. The 2018 conference focused on advanced and innovative technologies to improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings, communities and cities as well as the policies and measures by governments at various levels to improve energy efficiency. A particular focus was on Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). The conference addresses energy policy makers at international, national, and local level; academics, researchers and energy efficiency experts; ESCOs, utilities, buildings energy and environmental managers; buildings engineers and architects; and equipment manufacturers and commercial property investors.

Energy Efficient Building Design

Energy Efficient Building Design Book
Author : Ana-Maria Dabija
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-04-11
ISBN : 3030406717
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is the result of recent research that deals with the built environment and innovative materials, carried out by specialists working in universities and centers of research in different professional fields ─ architecture, engineering, physics ─ and in an area that that spans from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf, and from South Eastern Europe to the Middle East. This book takes the necessity of re-shaping the concept of building design in order to transform buildings from large scale energy consumers to energy savers and producers into consideration. The book is organized in two parts: theory and case studies. For the theoretical part, we chose from the wide range of sources that provide energy efficient materials and systems the two that seem to be endless: the sun and vegetation. Their use in building products represents a tool for specialists in the architectural design concept. The case-studies presented analyze different architectural programs, in different climates, from new buildings to rehabilitation approaches and from residential architecture to hospitals and sports arenas; each case emphasizes the interdisciplinarity of the building design activity in order to help readers gain a better understanding of the complex approach needed for energy efficient building design

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings Book
Author : Marco Casini
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-05-27
ISBN : 0081006403
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart Buildings: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology to Improve Energy Efficiency and Environmental Performance presents a thorough analysis of the latest advancements in construction materials and building design that are applied to maximize building efficiency in both new and existing buildings. After a brief introduction on the issues concerning the design process in the third millennium, Part One examines the differences between Zero Energy, Green, and Smart Buildings, with particular emphasis placed on the issue of smart buildings and smart housing, mainly the ‘envelope’ and how to make it more adaptive with the new possibilities offered by nanotechnology and smart materials. Part Two focuses on the last generation of solutions for smart thermal insulation. Based on the results of extensive research into more innovative insulation materials, chapters discuss achievements in nanotechnology, bio-ecological, and phase-change materials. The technical characteristics, performance level, and methods of use for each are described in detail, as are the achievements in the field of green walls and their use as a solution for upgrading the energy efficiency and environmental performance of existing buildings. Finally, Part Three reviews current research on smart windows, with the assumption that transparent surfaces represent the most critical element in the energy balance of the building. Chapters provide an extensive review on the technical features of transparent closures that are currently on the market or under development, from so-called dynamic glazing to bio-adaptive and photovoltaic glazing. The aesthetic potential and performance limits are also be discussed. Presents valuable definitions that are given to explain the characteristics, requirements, and differences between ‘zero energy’, ‘green’ and ‘smart’ buildings Contains particular focus on the next generation of construction materials and the most advanced products currently entering the market Lists both the advantages and disadvantages to help the reader choose the most suitable solution Takes into consideration both design and materials aspects Promotes the existence of new advanced materials providing technical information to encourage further use and reduce costs compared to more traditional materials

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1994 Nondepartmental witnesses

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1994  Nondepartmental witnesses Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1994 Nondepartmental witnesses book written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Building Thermal Envelope

Building Thermal Envelope Book
Author : Jorge de Brito,M. Glória Gomes
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2020-03-27
ISBN : 3039285181
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book results from a Special Issue published in Energies, entitled “Building Thermal Envelope". Its intent is to identify emerging research areas within the field of building thermal envelope solutions and contribute to the increased use of more energy-efficient solutions in new and refurbished buildings. Its contents are organized in the following sections: Building envelope materials and systems envisaging indoor comfort and energy efficiency; Building thermal and energy modelling and simulation; Lab test procedures and methods of field measurement to assess the performance of materials and building solutions; Smart materials and renewable energy in building envelope; Adaptive and intelligent building envelope; and Integrated building envelope technologies for high performance buildings and cities.

Advancements in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency

Advancements in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency Book
Author : González-Lezcano, Roberto A.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2021-06-18
ISBN : 1799870251
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thermal comfort and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues have gained significant interest in the scientific and technical community involved in building performance analysis and other related subjects. In terms of thermal comfort, the achievement and maintenance of a thermally acceptable indoor environment is affected by energy costs, and energy poverty is a widespread problem globally. There is a call for energy-efficient architecture for a developed and sustainable world. However, with the use of renewable energy that increased considerably in recent years, new technical challenges arose for the energy sector. Consumers are key players in this context, as flexibility in demand is crucial to cope with the intermittent nature of most renewable energy sources. Active demand-side participation is particularly important to ensure the efficient use of locally and globally available energy. Sustainability, human comfort, and healthy living environments have become top priorities. Advancements in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency explores how housing is a key health factor for individuals and looks at factors such as air quality, ventilation, hygrothermal comfort, lighting, physical environment, building efficiency, and other areas as important pieces in healthy architecture. It discusses how the poor application of these parameters can directly affect human health and how sustainable architecture provides a solution. Beyond just labeling the important facets of architecture for healthy living, this book will look at different perspectives of energy consumption and demand to ensure sustainable energy, increased energy efficiency, improved energy policies, and reasonable energy costs for homes. This book is ideal for architects, designers, engineers, energy engineers, environmental scientists, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in architecture that is both conducive to healthy living and energy efficiency.

PCM Based Building Envelope Systems

PCM Based Building Envelope Systems Book
Author : Benjamin Duraković
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-01-23
ISBN : 3030383350
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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PCM Enhanced Building Envelopes presents the latest research in the field of thermal energy storage technologies that can be applied to solar heating and cooling with the aim of shifting and reducing building energy demand. It discusses both practical and technical issues, as well as the advantages of using common phase change materials (PCMs) in buildings as a more efficient, novel solution for passive solar heating/cooling strategies. The book includes qualitative and quantitative descriptions of the science, technology and practices of PCM-based building envelopes, and reflects recent trends by placing emphasis on energy storage solutions within building walls, floors, ceilings, façades, windows, and shading devices. With the aim of assessing buildings’ energy performance, the book provides advanced modeling and simulation tools as a theoretical basis for the analysis of PCM-based building envelopes in terms of heat storage and transfer. This book will be of interest to all those dealing with building energy analysis such as researchers, academics, students and professionals in the fields of mechanical and civil engineering and architectural design

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Book
Author : Steven Fawkes
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-29
ISBN : 131714371X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Energy risk has reappeared on the corporate and social agenda with a bang and the complexity of the issues has increased many-fold since the days of the last great wave of concern following the oil crises of the 1970s. Steven Fawkes’ Energy Efficiency is a comprehensive guide for managers and policy-makers to the fundamental questions underpinning energy-efficiency and our responses to it: ¢ what do we really mean by energy efficiency? ¢ what is the potential (in different dimensions)? ¢ why it is important? ¢ what management processes lead to optimisation of energy efficiency? ¢ what technologies are useful for improving energy efficiency? ¢ what policies can be used to promote energy efficiency? ¢ how can energy efficiency be financed? ¢ how can energy suppliers engage with energy efficiency? The result is the most comprehensive review to-date of the barriers and opportunities associated with improving energy efficiency. Clearly written and erudite, Steven Fawkes addresses every aspect of energy efficiency, including the huge and vitally important untapped potential offered by effective energy management and the application of existing technology. He also identifies barriers, such as the rebound effect and how they can be mitigated and he provides a comprehensive review of innovative energy efficiency financing options. This book is a ’must read’ for anyone with an interest in energy supply and demand reduction.

Climate Benefits of Improved Building Energy Efficiency

Climate Benefits of Improved Building Energy Efficiency Book
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Climate Benefits of Improved Building Energy Efficiency book written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Building Better Homes

Building Better Homes Book
Author : Scott Hassell,Anny Wong,Ari Houser,Debra Knopman,Mark A. Bernstein
Publisher : Rand Corporation
Release : 2003-02-26
ISBN : 083303409X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report examines the structure, characteristics, and motivations of major participants in the housing industry to explore how innovation might be accelerated. It identifies options and strategies for the federal government to consider as it attempts to further advance innovation in housing to make homes more affordable, durable, and safe. Innovation in housing would provide benefits to a broad range of participants, including homebuilders, manufacturers, insurers, regulators, and homeowners.

Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials

Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials Book
Author : Sabyasachi Biswas,Subhadeep Metya,Sanjay Kumar,Pijush Samui
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-05-12
ISBN : 981334590X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents select proceedings of National Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials (ASCM 2020) and examines a range of durable, energy-efficient, and next-generation construction materials produced from industrial wastes and by-products. The topics covered include sustainable materials and construction, innovations in recycling concrete, green buildings and innovative structures, utilization of waste materials in construction, geopolymer concrete, self-compacting concrete by using industrial waste materials, nanotechnology and sustainability of concrete, environmental sustainability and development, recycling solid wastes as road construction materials, emerging sustainable practices in highway pavements construction, plastic roads, pavement analysis and design, application of geosynthetics for ground improvement, sustainability in offshore geotechnics, green tunnel construction technology and application, ground improvement techniques and municipal solid waste landfill. Given the scope of contents, the book will be useful for researchers and professionals working in the field of civil engineering and especially sustainable structures and green buildings.

Energy Efficient Buildings

Energy Efficient Buildings Book
Author : Eng Hwa Yap
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2017-01-18
ISBN : 9535128752
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book discusses energy efficient buildings and the role they play in our efforts to address climate change, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by considering buildings and the construction sector's unique position along a critical path to decarbonisation from a multi-perspective and holistic viewpoint. Topics covered in the book range from daylighting, building topology comparison, building envelope design, zero energy homes in hot arid regions, life-cycle considerations and energy efficiency analysis to managing energy demand through equipment selection. Each chapter addresses an important aspect of energy efficient building and serves as a vital building block towards constructing a timely and relevant body of knowledge in energy efficient buildings.

Conservation of Architectural Heritage

Conservation of Architectural Heritage Book
Author : Dean Hawkes,Hocine Bougdah,Federica Rosso,Nicola Cavalagli,Mahmoud Yousef M. Ghoneem,Chaham Alalouch,Nabil Mohareb
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-07-26
ISBN : 3030108716
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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History is one of the main aspects that shapes a country’s culture and leaves its traces on the built environment in the form of an architectural heritage. Such a heritage records the existence of humans, their past endeavours and in doing so preserves their cultures and traditions for future generations and contributes to the formation of their identities by acting as an inspiration for their architectural achievements. From this perspective, conservation of architectural heritage becomes important to both current and future architectural endeavours. This book discusses several topics of great importance and relevance to the conservation of worldwide architectural heritage. From historic cities and cultural landscapes to some of the largest archaeological sites in the world, conserving such a legacy is a challenging task that requires commitment, effort and international cooperation that this book proves possible. The book has an abundance of information that undoubtedly covers major areas in the field of architecture heritage. It discusses the challenges faced in the field and demonstrates the importance of such an undertaking to individuals, communities, and cities’ identity all over the world. It also highlights the role of individuals and organizations in the precise and complex process of conserving architectural heritage.

Building Energy Audits Diagnosis and Retrofitting

Building Energy Audits Diagnosis and Retrofitting Book
Author : Constantinos A. Balaras
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2021-01-12
ISBN : 3039438298
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book “Building Energy Audits-Diagnosis and Retrofitting” is a collection of twelve papers that focus on the built environment in order to systematically collect and analyze relevant data for the energy use profile of buildings and extended for the sustainability assessment of the built environment. The contributions address historic buildings, baselines for non-residential buildings from energy performance audits, and from in-situ measurements, monitoring, and analysis of data, and verification of energy saving and model calibration for various building types. The works report on how to diagnose existing problems and identify priorities, assess, and quantify the opportunities and measures that improve the overall building performance and the environmental quality and well-being of occupants in non-residential buildings and houses. Several case studies and lessons learned from the field are presented to help the readers identify, quantify, and prioritize effective energy conservation and efficiency measures. Finally, a new urban sustainability audit and rating method of the built environment addresses the complexities of the various issues involved, providing practical tools that can be adapted to match local priorities in order to diagnose and evaluate the current state and future scenarios towards meeting specific sustainable development goals and local priorities.