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Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes

Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes Book
Author : Francesca Stazi
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2017-08-29
ISBN : 0128139714
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The design and construction of the appropriate building envelope is one of the most effective ways for improving a building’s thermal performance. Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes provides the optimal solutions, tools and methods for designing the energy efficient envelopes that will reduce energy consumption and achieve thermal comfort and low environmental impact. Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes provides experimental data, technical solutions and methods for quantifying energy consumption and comfort levels, also considering dynamic strategies such as thermal inertia and natural ventilation. Several type of envelopes and their optimal solutions are covered, including retrofit of existing envelopes, new solutions, passive systems such as ventilated facades and solar walls. The discussion also considers various climates (mild or extreme) and seasons, building typology, mode of use of the internal environment, heating profiles and cross-ventilation Experimental investigations on real case studies, to explore in detail the behaviour of different envelopes Laboratory tests on existing insulation to quantify the actual performances Analytical simulations in dynamic conditions to extend the boundary conditions to other climates and usage profiles and to consider alternative insulation strategies Evaluation of solutions sustainability through the quantification of environmental and economic impacts with LCA analysis; including global cost comparison between the different scenarios Integrated evaluations between various aspects such as comfort, energy saving, and sustainability

Advanced Building Envelope Components

Advanced Building Envelope Components Book
Author : Francesca Stazi
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2019-06-01
ISBN : 0128169222
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Advanced Building Envelope Components: Comparative Experiments focuses on the latest research in innovative materials, systems and components, also providing a detailed technical explanation on what this breakthrough means for building exteriors and sustainability. Topics include a discussion of transparent envelope components, including intelligent kinetic skins, such as low-e coatings, high vs. low silver content in glass, solar control coatings, such as silver vs. niobium vs. tin, and more. In addition, opaque envelope components are also presented, including opaque dynamic facades, clay lining vs. plasterboard and nano clayed foams. Includes real case studies that explore, in detail, the behavior of different envelopes Presents laboratory tests on existing insulation (if any, through samples extracted on-site) to quantify actual performances Provides the tools and methods for comparing, selecting and testing materials and components for designing effective building envelopes Covers both transparent and opaque envelope components, as well as opaque dynamic facades

Advisory Circular

Advisory Circular Book
Author : United States. Federal Aviation Administration
Publisher :
Release : 19??
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Optimal Design and Retrofit of Energy Efficient Buildings Communities and Urban Centers

Optimal Design and Retrofit of Energy Efficient Buildings  Communities  and Urban Centers Book
Author : Moncef Krarti
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2018-03-27
ISBN : 0128118946
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Optimal Design and Retrofit of Energy Efficient Buildings, Communities, and Urban Centers presents current techniques and technologies for energy efficiency in buildings. Cases introduce and demonstrate applications in both the design of new buildings and retrofit of existing structures. The book begins with an introduction that includes energy consumption statistics, building energy efficiency codes, and standards and labels from around the world. It then highlights the need for integrated and comprehensive energy analysis approaches. Subsequent sections present an overview of advanced energy efficiency technologies for buildings, including dynamic insulation materials, phase change materials, LED lighting and daylight controls, Life Cycle Analysis, and more. This book provides researchers and professionals with a coherent set of tools and techniques for enhancing energy efficiency in new and existing buildings. The case studies presented help practitioners implement the techniques and technologies in their own projects. Introduces a holistic analysis approach to energy efficiency for buildings using the concept of energy productivity Provides coverage of individual buildings, communities and urban centers Includes both the design of new buildings and retrofitting of existing structures to improve energy efficiency Describes state-of-the-art energy efficiency technologies Presents several cases studies and examples that illustrate the analysis techniques and impact of energy efficiency technologies and controls

Energy Efficiency of Lightweight Steel Framed Buildings

Energy Efficiency of Lightweight Steel Framed Buildings Book
Author : Paulo Santos
Publisher :
Release : 2017
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The market share of lightweight steel-framed (LSF) construction system has grown over the last decades, mainly in low-rise residential buildings, due to its advantages such as having small weight with high mechanical strength; reduced disruption on-site and speed of construction; great potential for recycling and reuse; high architectural flexibility for retrofitting purposes; easy prefabrication, allowing modular construction; economy in transportation and handling; superior quality given off-site manufacture control; and excellent stability of shape in case of humidity and resistance to insect damage. However, given the high thermal conductivity of steel and the lightness of this type of construction, it may also have some drawbacks if not well designed and executed. Therefore, special attention should be given to the LSF building envelope in order to minimize thermal bridges. Moreover, given the usual reduced thermal mass, several strategies could be implemented to increase thermal inertia, consequently reduce indoor temperature fluctuations, enhance the occupants comfort and increase energy efficiency. In this chapter an overview of the main features related to the thermal behaviour and energy efficiency of LSF buildings is provided alongside some related case studies.

Passive Methods as a Solution for Improving Indoor Environments

Passive Methods as a Solution for Improving Indoor Environments Book
Author : José A. Orosa,Armando C. Oliveira
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-02-02
ISBN : 9781447123361
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There are many aspects to consider when evaluating or improving an indoor environment; thermal comfort, energy saving, preservation of materials, hygiene and health are all key aspects which can be improved by passive methods of environmental control. Passive Methods as a Solution for Improving Indoor Environments endeavours to fill the lack of analysis in this area by using over ten years of research to illustrate the effects of methods such as thermal inertia and permeable coverings; for example, the use of permeable coverings is a well known passive method, but its effects and ways to improve indoor environments have been rarely analyzed. Passive Methods as a Solution for Improving Indoor Environments includes both software simulations and laboratory and field studies. Through these, the main parameters that characterize the behavior of internal coverings are defined. Furthermore, a new procedure is explained in depth which can be used to identify the real expected effects of permeable coverings such as energy conservation and local thermal comfort as well as their working periods in controlling indoor environments. This theoretical base is built on by considering future research work including patents and construction indications which will improve indoor environmental conditions with evidence from real data. This makes Passive Methods as a Solution for Improving Indoor Environments an ideal resource for specialists and researchers focusing on indoor air quality, thermal comfort, and energy saving or with a general interest in controlling indoor environments with passive methods.

Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning ISHVAC 2019

Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Heating  Ventilation and Air Conditioning  ISHVAC 2019  Book
Author : Zhaojun Wang,Yingxin Zhu,Fang Wang,Peng Wang,Chao Shen,Jing Liu
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-03-19
ISBN : 9811395284
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents selected papers from the 11th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC 2019), with a focus on HVAC techniques for improving indoor environment quality and the energy efficiency of heating and cooling systems. Presenting inspiration for implementing more efficient and safer HVAC systems, the book is a valuable resource for academic researchers, engineers in industry, and government regulators.

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and Proliferation of Microorganisms

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and Proliferation of Microorganisms Book
Author : Elisa Di Giuseppe
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-10-22
ISBN : 331902356X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a concise review of the thermo-physical phenomena which regulate heat and moisture transportation in Nearly Zero Energy Buildings envelopes, and their relationship with the growth of biological organisms. It describes the main microorganisms proliferating on contemporary building elements and within buildings. It also states the consequences of biological growth on durability, aesthetics and human health; and provides the main methods for the analytical and experimental evaluation of proliferation. Finally, through the review of recent developments, remedial actions to counter the biological phenomenon are examined, and an outline is provided for future innovations in a field not yet widely investigated.

Environment Materials and Environment Management EMEM2010

Environment Materials and Environment Management  EMEM2010 Book
Author : Zhen Yu Du,X.B. Sun
Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release : 2010-06-07
ISBN : 303813404X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). This collection of over 500 peer-reviewed papers presents new research results on environment-friendly materials and environmental management. It aims to bring together researchers, developers and users from around the world, working in both industry and academia, in order to share state-of-the-art results, to explore new areas of research and development and to discuss the emerging issues facing environment-friendly materials and environmental management. The work presents important new perspectives on this ever more essential field.

Frontiers of Green Building Materials and Civil Engineering III

Frontiers of Green Building  Materials and Civil Engineering III Book
Author : Jimmy Chih Ming Kao,Wen Pei Sung,Ran Chen
Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release : 2013-08-30
ISBN : 3038261734
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the Second International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering (GBMCE 2013), August 21-23, 2013, Taiwan. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The 401 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Architecture and Landscape Design, Residential, Regional and Urban Planning, Sustainable City and Ecological Planning; Chapter 2: Environmental Energy, Protection, Technologies and Engineering, Emission Control; Chapter 3: Outdoor, Indoor Engineering and Design, HVAC Technologies; Chapter 4: Materials Engineering and Technologies, Materials in Industrial Processes; Chapter 5: Building Materials and Technologies; Chapter 6: Green Building and Engineering; Chapter 7: Energy Saving Building and Technologies, Photovoltaic and Solar Energy Applications, Energy Control; Chapter 8: Civil Engineering Technologies; Chapter 9: Construction Dynamics, Stability and Strength, Geotechnical and Seismic Engineering; Chapter 10: Modelling and Simulation Technologies; Chapter 11: Project Management and Marketing, Assessment and Safety.

Building Energy Simulation by an In house Full Transient Model for Radiant Systems Coupled to a Modulating Heat Pump

Building Energy Simulation by an In house Full Transient Model for Radiant Systems Coupled to a Modulating Heat Pump Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2015
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Abstract: Radiant heating coupled to a heat pump is a particularly energy-efficient system, recommended in new constructions. However, the potential energy savings associated with this high thermal inertia system can only be achieved with appropriate control laws, to be tested in a full building–plant simulation environment. The developed transient code concurrently solves three tailored dynamic models of each involved sub-system, namely: building envelope (a benchmark room defined by ISO 13791), radiant floor (designed in accordance with EN 1264-2), and heat pump (an air-to-water electrically-driven modulating unit). Different control strategies were implemented, such as variation of internal temperature set-point dead band, supply temperature to radiant panels, and heating modes. Among the examined variables, we found that the higher energy savings (up to 15%) can be obtained by a proper choice of the supply temperature: in particular, fixed supply temperature should be preferred to climate-based control for this case study. The developed model can be used for optimal design of new systems and associated controls and for accurate energy audits of existing buildings employing these technological solutions.

Energy Conservation Through Building Design

Energy Conservation Through Building Design Book
Author : Donald Watson
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
Release : 1979
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines different aspects of the efficient use of energy in building design, discussing how and why buildings use energy, passive solar heating, architectural design based on climate, computer-aided energy design, energy and patterns of land use, and appropriate technology.

Towards Sustainable Building

Towards Sustainable Building Book
Author : N. Maiellaro
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-03-14
ISBN : 9401735638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume contains the extended versions of selected papers presented at the first Mediterranean Conference "Sharing Knowledge on Sustainable Building" held at the Polytechnic ofBari in December 1999, supported by the National Research Council of Italy. The publication of this book was made possible through the efforts of the contributing Authors. Other people have provided invaluable support for the conference and for the preparation of this volume; in particular, I wish to thank Antonella Lerario for providing support in the final editing of the text and images. 1 As reported in Boonstra and Rovers (200 I) , people spend a great deal of time inside buildings; therefore, decisions about design, construction, use, maintenance, renovation, demolition, reuse and recycling of buildings have a huge impact on the sustainable development of our society. Technical aspects, however, should be supported by adequate policies, developed with appropriate tools and driven by meaningful challenges. For people involved in sustainable buildings, the conceptual frameworks, studies and experiences collected in this volume, organized into three parts - "Policies", "Tools" and "Challenges" - will help to advance knowledge allowing them to adopt and more efficiently implement such innovations sooner.

Thermal Performance Improvement of Lightweight Buildings Integrated with Phase Change Material An Experimental and Simulation Study

Thermal Performance Improvement of Lightweight Buildings Integrated with Phase Change Material  An Experimental and Simulation Study Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2017
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Phase change material applied in lightweight buildings makes it possible to improve thermal comfort and reduce energy consumption, and compensate the disadvantage of low thermal inertia. The field tests for the composite envelope lightweight building integrated with composite phase change material layer were carried out. The performance is compared with the buildings with ordinary structure under summer, winter, and transition climate. According to the climatic conditions of Chengdu city, the phase change material has the effect of heat attenuation and temperature delay by improving the indoor stability of the lightweight building. The lightweight building integrated with phase change material layer could significantly reduce the surface temperature of inside wall and the indoor air temperature during the hot season and transition season. A simulation model for heating and cooling load of the lightweight building was set up to assess the energy saving for phase change material application. The annual load of model building with phase change material composite exterior wall is 23.85% less than that of ordinary model building.

Zephyr

Zephyr Book
Author : Dearbhla McClean,Eileen Fitzgerald,J. Owen Lewis
Publisher : Energy Research Group University College Dublin for Commission of European Communities Directorate G
Release : 1995
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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