Skip to main content

Towards Nearly Zero Energy

In Order to Read Online or Download Towards Nearly Zero Energy Full eBooks in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl and Mobi you need to create a Free account. Get any books you like and read everywhere you want. Fast Download Speed ~ Commercial & Ad Free. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library!

Towards Nearly Zero Energy

Towards Nearly Zero Energy Book
Author : Annarita Ferrante
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2016-02-18
ISBN : 008100740X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Towards Nearly Zero Energy: Urban Settings in the Mediterranean Climate discusses tactics that can be used to effectively reduce energy consumption towards zero energy. With energy usage in buildings accounting for over 40% of primary energy use and 24% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, this remains an unavoidable objective. The book looks at the life of the systems of energy production from renewable sources amidst the exceptionally challenging global economic crisis that the Mediterranean areas and other societies are currently experiencing. By using an innovative and interdisciplinary approach of socio-oriented technological design, the book indicates tools and measures that can be developed at the public, legislative, and market levels to counterbalance the large pay-back times of energy efficiency measures. In particular, the book displays guidelines and best practices to activate new forms of economic incentives in order to attract potential investors that demonstrate that a large set of possible solutions is technically feasible to achieve nearly zero energy, even in high energy consuming circumstances and urban settings. Furthermore, by discussing and comparing the economic and energy impact of different technology options, this work offers guidelines and best practices to activate new cost-effective forms and social incentives in order to attract both potential investors and motivate the urban stakeholders toward nearly zero energy. Strategies and zero energy solutions for practitioners Policy s and economic resolutions to combat legislative barriers Examples and case studies of nearly zero energy urban environments

Towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings in Lebanon

Towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings in Lebanon Book
Author : P. Saleh
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download Towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings in Lebanon book written by P. Saleh, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment

Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment Book
Author : Fernando Pacheco Torgal,Marina Mistretta,Artūras Kaklauskas,Claes G. Granqvist,Luisa F. Cabeza
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-10-22
ISBN : 1447155238
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on 19 May 2010. For new buildings, the recast fixes 2020 as the deadline for all new buildings to be “nearly zero energy” (and even sooner for public buildings – by the end of 2018). This book gives practitioner an important tool to tackle the challenges of building refurbishment towards nearly zero energy. This book is welcome at this time and sets the scene for professionals whether practitioners or researchers to learn more about how we can make whether old or new buildings more efficient and effective in terms of energy performance.

Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment

Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment Book
Author : Fernando Pacheco Torgal,Marina Mistretta,Arturas Kaklauskas,Claes G. Granqvist,Luisa F. Cabeza
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2013-11-05
ISBN : 9781447155225
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on 19 May 2010. For new buildings, the recast fixes 2020 as the deadline for all new buildings to be “nearly zero energy” (and even sooner for public buildings – by the end of 2018). This book gives practitioner an important tool to tackle the challenges of building refurbishment towards nearly zero energy. This book is welcome at this time and sets the scene for professionals whether practitioners or researchers to learn more about how we can make whether old or new buildings more efficient and effective in terms of energy performance.

Nearly Zero Energy Communities

Nearly Zero Energy Communities Book
Author : Ion Visa,Anca Duta
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-08-31
ISBN : 3319632159
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book addresses the main challenges in implementing the concepts that aim to replace the regular fossil-fuels based energy pattern with the novel energy pattern relying on renewable energy. As the built environment is one major energy consumer, well known and exploited by each community member, the challenges addressing the built environment has to be solved with the consistent contribution of the community inhabitants and its administration. The transition phase, which already is under implementation, is represented by the Nearly Zero Energy Communities (nZEC). From the research topics towards the large scale implementation, the nZEC concept is analyzed in this book, starting with the specific issues of the sustainable built environment, beyond the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings towards a more integrated view on the community (Chapter1) and followed by various implementation concepts for renewable heating & cooling (Chapter 2), for renewable electrical energy production at community level (Chapter 3) and for sustainable water use and reuse (Chapter 4). As the topic is still new, specific instruments supporting education and training (Chapter 5) are needed, aiming to provide the knowledge that can drive the communities in the near future and is expected to increase the acceptance towards renewable energy implemented at community level. The sub-chapters of this book are the proceedings of the 5th edition of the Conference for Sustainable Energy, during 19-21 October 2017, organized by the R&D Centre Renewable Energy Systems and Recycling, in the R&D Institute of the Transilvania University of Brasov. This event was organized under the patronage of the International Federation for the Science of Machines and Mechanisms (IFToMM) - the Technical Committee Sustainable Energy Systems, of the European Sustainable Energy Alliance (ESEIA) and of the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences.

Towards Near Zero Energy Home

Towards Near Zero Energy Home Book
Author : Esam Elsarrag
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

In the context of building design, as investment in the built-environment continues to grow, the requirement to deliver low-energy buildings will become ever more pressing as natural resources dwindle and consumer energy costs increase. Energy efficiency awareness and regulations continue to rise in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries but the majority of building stock of which the larger share in energy consumption has not been designed for energy efficiency. The design and construction of buildings in hot humid climates require high-energy consumption typically for air conditioning due to higher thermal loads. Regionally, there is a rising concern on the current rate of energy consumption due to air conditioning. The global sustainability assessment system (GSAS), a performance-based system raised the bar of efficient design by the development of stringent energy passive design benchmarks on the thermal cooling need in buildings. This chapter introduces the simulation measures undertaken to reduce the cooling need using a 'showcase' house or the 'near Zero Energy Home' (nZEH), which is currently under construction. The chapter presents and discusses the Be Lean, Be Clean and Be Green strategies that used to reduce the cooling demand by more than 80% and the overall energy consumption by 75%.

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

GET BOOK

Book Description :

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.

Synthesis Report on the National Plans for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings NZEBs

Synthesis Report on the National Plans for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings  NZEBs  Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 9789279573439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Buildings are a key element of European energy policies due to the high energy consumption and estimated potential energy savings that are associated with this sector. The recast of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) requires Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEBs) as the building target from 2018 onwards. Member States are required to draw up National Plans towards NZEBs, establishing definitions, intermediate targets, measures and policies to progressively move to NZBEs. This report provides an assessment of the current status towards the implementation of NZEBs in Member States. National Plans and other sources of information have been considered in the analysis with the aim of evaluating the current status of European progress towards NZEBs.

Architecture Sustainable Development vol 2

Architecture   Sustainable Development  vol 2  Book
Author : Magali Bodart,Arnaud Evrard
Publisher : Presses univ. de Louvain
Release : 2011-07-01
ISBN : 2874632775
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book of Proceedings presents the latest thinking and research in the rapidly evolving world of architecture and sustainable development through 255 selected papers by authors coming from over 60 countries.

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

GET BOOK

Book Description :

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

Energy Performance in the Australian Built Environment

Energy Performance in the Australian Built Environment Book
Author : Priyadarsini Rajagopalan,Mary Myla Andamon,Trivess Moore
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-08-15
ISBN : 9811078807
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book examines energy efficiency in the Australian built environment and presents current developments with a particular focus on the temperate setting of Victoria state. It is divided into four main parts discussing policies, climate, and carbon footprint and presenting case studies on the energy performance and indoor environmental quality of various building types. The book is intended for readers wanting to understand the various policies related to different buildings types and their energy performance.

High Rise Buildings Energy Assessment Towards Near Net zero Energy Consumption

High Rise Buildings Energy Assessment Towards Near Net zero Energy Consumption Book
Author : Ebrahim Elshik
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download High Rise Buildings Energy Assessment Towards Near Net zero Energy Consumption book written by Ebrahim Elshik, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

ZEMCH Toward the Delivery of Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes

ZEMCH  Toward the Delivery of Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes Book
Author : Masa Noguchi
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-06-25
ISBN : 3319319671
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

In this book, leading international experts explore the emerging concept of the zero energy mass custom home (ZEMCH) – designed to meet the need for social, economic, and environmental sustainability – and provide all of the knowledge required for the delivery of zero energy mass customized housing and community developments in developed and developing countries. The coverage is wide ranging, progressing from explanation of the meaning of sustainable development to discussion of challenges and trends in mass housing, the advantages and disadvantages of prefabricated methods of construction, and the concepts of mass customization, mass personalization, and inclusive design. A chapter on energy use will aid the reader in designing and retrofitting housing to reduce energy demand and/or improve energy end‐use efficiency. Passive design strategies and active technologies (especially solar) are thoroughly reviewed. Application of the ZEMCH construction criteria to new buildings and refurbishment of old houses is explained and the methods and value of building performance simulation, analyzed. The concluding chapter presents examples of ZEMCH projects from around the world, with discussion of marketing strategy, design, quality assurance, and delivery challenges. The book will be invaluable as a training/teaching tool for both students and industry partners.

Sustainable Energy in the Built Environment Steps Towards nZEB

Sustainable Energy in the Built Environment   Steps Towards nZEB Book
Author : Ion Visa
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-09-17
ISBN : 3319097075
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book addresses the main challenges faced today in implementing the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) concept. The book starts with a chapter that addresses problems related to the energy demand and renewable energy sources available in the built environment, along with the restrictions and opportunities in developing sustainable, efficient and affordable solutions, also gaining aesthetic and architectural acceptance. Advanced solutions to cover the energy needs by using various renewable-based energy mixes are presented in two chapters. These two chapters discuss the problem of conversion efficiency at the level of components and systems, aiming at giving value to the variable renewable energy sources, in producing thermal and electric energy. The concept is discussed further in a chapter on advanced solutions for water re-use and recycling wastes as second raw materials. The need for new strategies and implementation tools, for education and training is addressed in the final chapter as part of the nZEB concept, towards sustainable communities. The sub-chapters of the book were openly presented during the 4th Edition of the Conference for Sustainable Energy, held 6-8 November, 2014 and organized by the R&D Centre Renewable Energy Systems and Recycling at the Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania. This event was developed under the patronage of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM), through the Technical Committee Sustainable Energy Systems.

Net Zero Energy Buildings NZEB

Net Zero Energy Buildings  NZEB  Book
Author : Shady Attia
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2018-03-26
ISBN : 0128124628
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB): Concepts, Frameworks and Roadmap for Project Analysis and Implementation provides readers with the elements they need to understand, combine and contextualize design decisions on Net Zero Energy Buildings. The book is based on learned lessons from NZEB design, construction, operation that are integrated to bring the most relevant topics, such as multidisciplinarity, climate sensitivity, comfort requirements, carbon footprints, construction quality and evidence-based design. Chapters introduce the context of high performance buildings, present overviews of NZEB, cover the performance thresholds for efficient buildings, cover materials, micro-grid and smart grids, construction quality, performance monitoring, post occupancy evaluation, and more. Offers a roadmap for engaging in energy efficiency in high performance buildings projects Combines solid grounding in core concepts, such as energy efficiency, with a wider context that includes the technical, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions Covers key areas for decision-making Provides a logical framework to analyze projects in the context of environmental change Presents worldwide examples and cases for different climates and societies

Renewable Energy in the Service of Mankind Vol I

Renewable Energy in the Service of Mankind Vol I Book
Author : Ali Sayigh
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-09-09
ISBN : 331917777X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book provides insights on a broad spectrum of renewable and sustainable energy technologies from the world’s leading experts. It highlights the latest achievements in policy, research and applications, keeping readers up-to-date on progress in this rapidly advancing field. Detailed studies of technological breakthroughs and optimizations are contextualized with in-depth examinations of experimental and industrial installations, connecting lab innovations to success in the field. The volume contains selected papers presented at technical and plenary sessions at the World Renewable Energy Congress, the world's premier conference on renewable energy and sustainable development. Held every two years, the Congress provides an international forum that attracts hundreds of delegates from more than 60 countries.

Handbook of Research on Industrial Advancement in Scientific Knowledge

Handbook of Research on Industrial Advancement in Scientific Knowledge Book
Author : Diaz, Vicente González-Prida,Bonilla, Jesus Pedro Zamora
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2019-01-18
ISBN : 1522571531
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

In a society that praises and promotes technological advancement, it becomes increasingly essential to review the effects of such rapid technological growth. New high-tech advances need to be examined to determine what they mean to science, society, and industry along with the benefits and challenges they present. The Handbook of Research on Industrial Advancement in Scientific Knowledge addresses the intersection of technology and science where engineering considerations, mathematical approaches, and management tools provide a better understanding and awareness of Industry 4.0, while also taking into account the impact on current society. This publication identifies methodologies and applications related to decision making, risk and uncertainty, and design and development not only on scientific and industrial topics but also on social and ethical matters. It is designed for engineers, entrepreneurs, academicians, researchers, managers, and students.

Low Carbon Transition

Low Carbon Transition Book
Author : Valter Silva,Matthew Hall,Ines Azevedo
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2018-10-03
ISBN : 1789239699
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Most leaders of developed nations recognize the importance of following policies and strategies to achieve a low-carbon economy based on new and innovative technologies that are able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create new employment and growth. In the broad spectrum of the feasible decarbonisation pathways, the challenge for political and economic decision-makers is to weigh uncertain impact from different technologies and to build a comprehensive evidence-based framework for research, business, investment and policy decision-making. This book aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art technology in the Low Carbon Technology and Economy field, discussing a set of new technology approaches and environmental and economic implications.

Innovation Development for Highly Energy efficient Housing

Innovation Development for Highly Energy efficient Housing Book
Author : Erwin Mlecnik
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1614992355
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

In previous years we have seen a recognition of the significant potential that exists for reducing energy use through innovation in residential buildings. This study investigates innovation challenges and identifies opportunities that could lead to a rapid increase in the adoption of highly energy-efficient housing concepts, particularly that of the passive house. To this end, it exemplifies, interprets and develops the innovation adoption theory through an investigation of views and experiences on the supply side, the demand side and the policy side. It highlights successful innovation trajectories and barriers experienced by

Design Solutions for nZEB Retrofit Buildings

Design Solutions for nZEB Retrofit Buildings Book
Author : Rynska, Elzbieta,Kozminska, Urszula,Zinowiec-Cieplik, Kinga,Rucinska, Joanna,Szybinska-Matusiak, Barbara
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2018-03-02
ISBN : 1522541063
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Construction projects, once they are completed, are intended to exist in the skylines of cities and towns for decades. Sustainable technologies seek to take these existing structures and make them environmentally friendly and energy efficient. Design Solutions for nZEB Retrofit Buildings is a critical scholarly resource that examines the importance of creating architecture that not only promotes the daily function of these buildings but is also environmentally sustainable. Featuring a broad range of topics including renewable energy sources, solar energy, and energy performance, this book is geared toward professionals, students, and researchers seeking current research on sustainable options for upgrading existing edifices to become more environmentally friendly.