Advanced Building Envelope Components

Advanced Building Envelope Components
Author: Francesca Stazi
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2019-06-01
ISBN 10: 0128169222
ISBN 13: 9780128169223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Building Envelope Components Book Review:

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

PCM Enhanced Building Components

PCM Enhanced Building Components
Author: Jan Kosny
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2015-05-07
ISBN 10: 3319142860
ISBN 13: 9783319142869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PCM Enhanced Building Components Book Review:

Presenting an overview of the use of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) within buildings, this book discusses the performance of PCM-enhanced building envelopes. It reviews the most common PCMs suitable for building applications, and discusses PCM encapsulation and packaging methods. In addition to this, it examines a range of PCM-enhanced building products in the process of development as well as examples of whole-building-scale field demonstrations. Further chapters discuss experimental and theoretical analyses (including available software) to determine dynamic thermal and energy performance characteristics of building enclosure components containing PCMs, and present different laboratory and field testing methods. Finally, a wide range of PCM building products are presented which are commercially available worldwide. This book is intended for students and researchers of mechanical, architectural and civil engineering and postgraduate students of energy analysis, dynamic design of building structures, and dynamic testing procedures. It also provides a useful resource for professionals involved in architectural and mechanical-civil engineering design, thermal testing and PCM manufacturing.

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan
Author: Climate Change Technology Program (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112109148384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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PCM Based Building Envelope Systems

PCM Based Building Envelope Systems
Author: Benjamin Duraković
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN 10: 3030383350
ISBN 13: 9783030383350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PCM Based Building Envelope Systems Book Review:

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

Solar Buildings and Neighborhoods

Solar Buildings and Neighborhoods
Author: Caroline Hachem-Vermette
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-05-30
ISBN 10: 3030470164
ISBN 13: 9783030470166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Buildings and Neighborhoods Book Review:

This book presents the main principles for designing buildings and neighborhoods with increased potential to capture and utilize solar energy. It discusses practical issues in the design of the built environment and their impact on energy performance; and a range of design considerations, from building components (e.g. the building envelope) to urban planning issues (e.g. density and street layouts). In addition to design guidelines on how to increase buildings’ potential to capture solar energy, the book provides creative tips to increase the aesthetic value of solar technology integration in buildings. Helping readers plan energy-efficient buildings with innovative building envelope technologies, and to understand the impact of early-stage design considerations on the energy performance of buildings and communities, the book offers a valuable source of information for building professionals, including architects, engineers, and urban planners. It can also serve as a reference guide for academics and students of energy efficiency in buildings and urban planning.

Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability

Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability
Author: Asif Syed
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-06-07
ISBN 10: 1118259807
ISBN 13: 9781118259801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability Book Review:

Practical solutions for sustainability In this timely guide, one of the world's leaders in advanced building technology implementation shows architects and engineers proven and practical methods for implementing these technologies in sustainably-designed buildings. Because of the very limited time architects are given from being awarded a project to concept design, this book offers clear and workable solutions for implementing solar energy, radiant heating and cooling floors, displacement ventilation, net zero, and more. It provides helpful tips and suggestions for architects and engineers to work together on implementing these technologies, along with many innovative possibilities for developing a truly integrated design. This book also explores and explains the many benefits of advanced technologies, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, lower operating costs, noise reduction, improved indoor air quality, and more. In addition, Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability: Offers detailed coverage of solar energy systems, thermal energy storage, geothermal systems, high-performance envelopes, chilled beams, under-floor air distribution, displacement induction units, and much more Provides case studies of projects using advanced technologies and demonstrates their implementation in a variety of contexts and building types Covers the implementation of advanced technologies in office towers, large residential buildings, hospitals, schools, dormitories, theaters, colleges, and more Complete with a clear and insightful explanation of the requirements for and benefits of acquiring the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification, Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability is an important resource for architects, engineers, developers, and contractors involved in sustainable projects using advanced technologies.

Countdown to Kyoto Parts I III

Countdown to Kyoto  Parts I III
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000032145410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Intelligent Envelopes for High Performance Buildings

Intelligent Envelopes for High Performance Buildings
Author: Guedi Capeluto,Carlos Ernesto Ochoa
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2016-11-09
ISBN 10: 3319392557
ISBN 13: 9783319392554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Envelopes for High Performance Buildings Book Review:

This book presents a series of significant methods and examples for the design of sustainable intelligent facades in a variety of contexts. Emphasis is placed on how intelligence has been applied for successful energy-saving efforts in the planning of building envelopes. Readers will find essential information on the core principles involved in designing, calculating and organizing intelligent facades according to the need for a new or retrofitted building. Not only are different materials and technologies considered, but also efficient ways to combine them according to user needs and other project-specific constraints. Illustrations, tables and graphs accompany the text, clarifying the concepts discussed. Architects, facade consultants and all those interested in and energy-saving measures and improved indoor comfort will find this book useful not only as an introduction to the subject but also as a guide to achieving more responsive building methods.

Transition to Sustainable Buildings

Transition to Sustainable Buildings
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publsiher: Organization for Economic
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2013
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D03478994U
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transition to Sustainable Buildings Book Review:

Buildings are the largest energy consuming sector in the world, and account for over one-third of total final energy consumption and an equally important source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Achieving significant energy and emissions reduction in the buildings sector is a challenging but achievable policy goal. Transition to Sustainable Buildings presents detailed scenarios and strategies to 2050, and demonstrates how to reach deep energy and emissions reduction through a combination of best available technologies and intelligent public policy. This IEA study is an indispensible guide for decision makers, providing informative insights on: cost-effective options, key technologies and opportunities in the buildings sector; solutions for reducing electricity demand growth and flattening peak demand; effective energy efficiency policies and lessons learned from different countries; future trends and priorities for ASEAN, Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and the United States; implementing a systems approach using innovative products in a cost effective manner; and pursuing whole-building (e.g. zero energy buildings) and advanced-component policies to initiate a fundamental shift in the way energy is consumed.

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings
Author: Marco Casini
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-05-27
ISBN 10: 0081006403
ISBN 13: 9780081006405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Buildings Book Review:

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

Advanced Connection Systems for Architectural Glazing

Advanced Connection Systems for Architectural Glazing
Author: Roham Afghani Khoraskani
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2015-03-02
ISBN 10: 331912997X
ISBN 13: 9783319129976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Connection Systems for Architectural Glazing Book Review:

This book presents the findings of a detailed study to explore the behavior of architectural glazing systems during and after an earthquake and to develop design proposals that will mitigate or even eliminate the damage inflicted on these systems. The seismic behavior of common types of architectural glazing systems are investigated and causes of damage to each system, identified. Furthermore, depending on the geometrical and structural characteristics, the ultimate horizontal load capacity of glass curtain wall systems is defined based on the stability of the glass components. Detailed attention is devoted to the incorporation of advanced connection devices between the structure of the building and the building envelope system in order to minimize the damage to glazed components. An innovative new connection device is introduced that results in a delicate and functional system easily incorporated into different architectural glazing systems, including those demanding maximum transparency.

Advanced Building Construction and Materials 2013

Advanced Building Construction and Materials 2013
Author: Milan Palko,Karin Deáková
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-12-06
ISBN 10: 3038263311
ISBN 13: 9783038263319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Building Construction and Materials 2013 Book Review:

Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 International Conference on Advanced Building Construction and Materials (ABCM 2013), September 26-27, 2013, Ko?ovce, Slovakia. The 56 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Degradation of Building Materials; Chapter 2: Energy Saving and Ecological Buildings; Chapter 3: Thermal Performance of Building Materials and Constructions; Chapter 4: Aerodynamic Characteristics of Buildings and Construction; Chapter 5: Indoor Air Quality and Air Exchange; Chapter 6: Fire Safety Materials, Spaces and Construction; Chapter 7: Noise Protection; Chapter 8: Daylight Conditions

Exergy Analysis and Thermoeconomics of Buildings

Exergy Analysis and Thermoeconomics of Buildings
Author: Jose M Sala-Lizarraga,Ana Picallo-Perez
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 1114
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 0128176121
ISBN 13: 9780128176122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exergy Analysis and Thermoeconomics of Buildings Book Review:

Quantifying exergy losses in the energy supply system of buildings reveals the potential for energy improvement, which cannot be discovered using conventional energy analysis. Thermoeconomics combines economic and thermodynamic analysis by applying the concept of cost (an economic concept) to exergy, as exergy is a thermodynamic property fit for this purpose, in that it combines the quantity of energy with its quality factor. Exergy Analysis and Thermoeconomics of Buildings applies exergy analysis methods and thermoeconomics to the built environment. The mechanisms of heat transfer throughout the envelope of buildings are analyzed from an exergy perspective and then to the building thermal installations, analyzing the different components, such as condensing boilers, absorption refrigerators, microcogeneration plants, etc., including solar installations and finally the thermal facilities as a whole. A detailed analysis of the cost formation process is presented, which has its physical roots firmly planted in the second law of thermodynamics. The basic principles and the rules of cost allocation, in energy units (exergy cost), in monetary units (exergoeconomic cost), and in CO2 emissions (exergoenvironmental cost), based on the so-called Exergy Cost Theory are presented and applied to thermal installations of buildings. Clear and rigorous in its exposition, Exergy Analysis and Thermoeconomics of Buildings discusses exergy analysis and thermoeconomics and the role they could play in the analysis and design of building components, either the envelope or the thermal facilities, as well as the diagnosis of thermal installations. This book moves progressively from introducing the basic concepts to applying them. Exergy Analysis and Thermoeconomics of Buildings provides examples of specific cases throughout this book. These cases include real data, so that the results obtained are useful to interpret the inefficiencies and losses that truly occur in actual installations; hence, the assessment of their effects encourages the manner to improve efficiency. Applies exergy analysis methods for the installation of building thermal facilities equipment components, including pipes, valves, heat exchangers, boilers and heat pumps Helps readers determine the operational costs of heating and cooling building systems Includes exergy analysis methods that are devoted to absorption refrigerators, adsorption cooling systems, basic air conditioning processes, ventilation systems and solar systems, either thermal and PV Discusses the direct application of exergy analysis concepts, including examples of buildings with typical heating, DHW and air conditioning installations

Building with Reclaimed Components and Materials

Building with Reclaimed Components and Materials
Author: Bill Addis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-05-16
ISBN 10: 1136570640
ISBN 13: 9781136570643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building with Reclaimed Components and Materials Book Review:

Interest in green and sustainable design is growing throughout the world. Both national and local governments are active in promoting reuse and recycling in order to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. This guide identifies how building designers and constructors can minimize the generation of waste at the design stage of a building project by using reclaimed components and materials. Authoritative, accessible and much-needed, this book highlights the opportunities for using reclaimed components and materials and recycled-content building products for each element of a building, from structure and foundations to building services and external works. Current experience is illustrated with international case studies and practical advice. It discusses different approaches to designing with recycling in mind, and identifies the key issues to address when specifying reclaimed components and recycled materials in construction work. This book will be invaluable for building professionals including architects, specifiers, structural and service engineers, quantity surveyors, contractors and facilities managers as well as students of architecture and civil engineering. Published with NEF

2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Nonresidential Compliance Manual

2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards   Nonresidential Compliance Manual
Author: California Energy Commission
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 521
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C104756678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Building Science

Building Science
Author: Jens Pohl
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-09-14
ISBN 10: 1119787769
ISBN 13: 9781119787761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Science Book Review:

With the improved efficiency of heating, cooling and lighting in buildings crucial to the low carbon targets of all current governments, Building Science: Concepts and Applications provides a timely and much-needed addition to the existing literature on architectural and environmental design education. Taking a logical and didactic approach, the author introduces the reader to the underlying concepts and principles of the thermal, lighting, and acoustic determinants of building design in four integrated sections. The first section explores the thermal building environment and the principles of thermal comfort, translating these principles into conceptual building design solutions. The author examines the heat flow characteristics of the building envelope and explains steady state design methods that form the basis of most building codes. He discusses the sun as a natural heat source and describes the principles of active and passive solar building design solutions. The second section introduces the scientific principles of light, color, and vision, stressing the importance of daylight in building design, presenting the Daylight Factor design concept and methodology, and discussing glare conditions and their avoidance. It also addresses artificial lighting, delving into the prominent role that electricity plays in the production of light by artificial means and comparing the efficacy and characteristics of the various commercially available light sources in terms of the energy to light conversion ratio, life span, available intensity range, color rendition properties, and cost. The third section deals with the various aspects of sound that impact the design of the built environment, discussing the nature of sound as a physical force that sets any medium through which it travels into vibration and laying the foundations for the treatment of sound as an important means of communication as well as a disruptive disturbance. The final section discusses the foundational concepts of ecological design as a basis for addressing sustainability issues in building design solutions. These issues include the embedded energy of construction materials, waste management, preservation of freshwater and management of graywater, adoption of passive solar principles, energy saving measures applicable to mechanical building services, and the end-of-lifecycle deconstruction and recycling of building materials and components. Covers the fundamental building science topics of heat, energy, light and sound Takes a logical and didactic approach, tracing the historical roots of building science Includes summaries of new technologies in solar energy and photovoltaic systems Features a section on the principles of sustainable architecture Website with answers to MC questions testing students' learning

Building Energy Simulation

Building Energy Simulation
Author: Vishal Garg,Jyotirmay Mathur,Aviruch Bhatia
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2020-08-17
ISBN 10: 1000095762
ISBN 13: 9781000095760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Energy Simulation Book Review:

The second edition of Building Energy Simulation includes studies of various components and systems of buildings and their effect on energy consumption, with the help of DesignBuilderTM, a front-end for the EnergyPlus simulation engine, supported by examples and exercises. The book employs a "learning by doing" methodology. It explains simulation-input parameters and how-to-do analysis of the simulation output, in the process explaining building physics and energy simulation. Divided into three sections, it covers the fundamentals of energy simulation followed by advanced topics in energy simulation and simulation for compliance with building codes and detailed case studies for comprehensive building energy simulation. Features: Focuses on learning building energy simulation while being interactive through examples and exercises. Explains the building physics and the science behind the energy performance of buildings. Encourages an integrated design approach by explaining the interactions between various building systems and their effect on energy performance of building. Discusses a how-to model for building energy code compliance including three projects to practice whole building simulation. Provides hands-on training of building energy simulation tools: DesignBuilderTM and EnergyPlus. Includes practical projects problems, appendices and CAD files in the e-resources section. Building Energy Simulation is intended for students and researchers in building energy courses, energy simulation professionals, and architects.

The Electric Program Investment Charge Proposed 2012 14 Triennial Investment Plan

The Electric Program Investment Charge   Proposed 2012 14 Triennial Investment Plan
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822039435326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Energy Efficient Buildings

Energy Efficient Buildings
Author: Eng Hwa Yap
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2017-01-18
ISBN 10: 9535128752
ISBN 13: 9789535128755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Efficient Buildings Book Review:

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.

Advanced Building Simulation

Advanced Building Simulation
Author: Ali Malkawi,Godfried Augenbroe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004-07-29
ISBN 10: 1134357532
ISBN 13: 9781134357536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Building Simulation Book Review:

This book introduces recent advances in building simulation and outlines its historic development. Two important topics are described: uncertainty in simulation and coupled simulations, which are both closely linked to attempts to improve control and accuracy. This is followed by coverage of wind simulations and predictions, and then by an introduction to current systems and phenomenological modelling. Written by leading experts in the field both in the US and Europe, Advanced Building Simulation is an excellent graduate-level student textbook as well as a practical guide for architects, engineers and other construction professionals.