Ice Houses

Ice Houses
Author: Alireza Dehghani-Sanij,Mehdi N. Bahadori
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN 10: 012822276X
ISBN 13: 9780128222768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ice Houses Book Review:

Ice-Houses: Energy, Architecture and Sustainability presents new and novel technologies and approaches surrounding daily and seasonal ice storage, along with discussions on passive cooling and natural technologies using different methods, including heat pumps. The book covers different aspects of ice-houses and cold energy production, storage and utilization. By addressing various issues connected to the technology and structure of traditional ice-houses and natural and artificial ice making, this refences looks at new technological approaches for the reduction of electrical energy consumption in buildings. Users will find this to be a comprehensive overview of ice house storage that includes worked examples and global case studies. It is an essential resource for researchers and engineers looking to advance their understanding of this method of thermal storage. Includes worked examples which calculate and determine the amounts of different parameters to help better understand the problem-solving process Provides a comprehensive literature review on the history and architecture of ice-houses, along with different ice production and storage methods Contains recent developments related to cold energy production and storage through ice making to reduce electricity demand

Architecture in a Climate of Change

Architecture in a Climate of Change
Author: Peter Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-09-10
ISBN 10: 1135139768
ISBN 13: 9781135139766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture in a Climate of Change Book Review:

Focusing on the recently introduced compulsory course element on sustainability in architecture, the book outlines all of the arguments and provides a comprehensive source of information. The author's insider knowledge of the curriculum structure provides you with an invaluable companion to the new section of the course work. An outline seminar is included allowing the student to relate the theories of sustainability to the practice of study. The professional will also benefit from its focus on the practical translation of sustainable theory. He calls for changes in the way we build. For change to be widely accepted there have to be convincing reasons why long established practices should be replaced. In the first part of the book he sets out those reasons by arguing that there is convincing evidence that climate changes now under way are primarily due to human activity in releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Buildings are particularly implicated in this process and so it is appropriate that the design and construction process should be a prime target in the war against catastrophic climate change. The book is designed to promote a creative partnership between the professions to produce buildings which achieve optimum conditions for their inhabitants whilst making minimum demands on fossil based energy. Peter Smith has written extensively on the subject and is well known in the field. He is responsible for introducing the compulsory sustainable element of the course in the UK. He is Chairman of the RIBA Environment and Energy Committee, the RIBA Sustainable Features Committee and Vice Chairman of the Sustainable Development Committee.

Architecture Sustainable Development vol 2

Architecture   Sustainable Development  vol 2
Author: Magali Bodart,Arnaud Evrard
Publsiher: Presses univ. de Louvain
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN 10: 2874632775
ISBN 13: 9782874632778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture Sustainable Development vol 2 Book Review:

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.

Design and Construction

Design and Construction
Author: Rick Best,Gerard de Valence
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2007-06-01
ISBN 10: 1136411658
ISBN 13: 9781136411656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Construction Book Review:

The design and construction of buildings is a lengthy and expensive process, and those who commission buildings are continually looking for ways to improve the efficiency of the process. In this book, the second in the Building in Value series, a broad range of topics related to the processes of design and construction are explored by an international group of experts. The overall aim of the book is to look at ways that clients can improve the value for money outcomes of their decisions to construct buildings. The book is aimed at students studying in many areas related to the construction industry including architecture, construction management, civil engineering and quantity surveying, and should also be of interest to many in the industry including project managers, property developers, building contractors and cost engineers.

Architecture in a Climate of Change

Architecture in a Climate of Change
Author: Peter Frederick Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015053505601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture in a Climate of Change Book Review:

Focusing on the recently introduced compulsory course element on sustainability in architecture, the book outlines all of the arguments and provides a comprehensive source of information. The author's insider knowledge of the curriculum structure provides you with an invaluable companion to the new section of the course work. An outline seminar is included allowing the student to relate the theories of sustainability to the practice of study. The professional will also benefit from its focus on the practical translation of sustainable theory. He calls for changes in the way we build. For change to be widely accepted there have to be convincing reasons why long established practices should be replaced. In the first part of the book he sets out those reasons by arguing that there is convincing evidence that climate changes now under way are primarily due to human activity in releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Buildings are particularly implicated in this process and so it is appropriate that the design and construction process should be a prime target in the war against catastrophic climate change. The book is designed to promote a creative partnership between the professions to produce buildings which achieve optimum conditions for their inhabitants whilst making minimum demands on fossil based energy. Peter Smith has written extensively on the subject and is well known in the field. He is responsible for introducing the compulsory sustainable element of the course in the UK. He is Chairman of the RIBA Environment and Energy Committee, the RIBA Sustainable Features Committee and Vice Chairman of the Sustainable Development Committee. *Learn about the principles of sustainability and the future of its technology. *Gain a valuable insight into the relationship between the physical and cultural context of architecture. *Benefit from the inside knowledge and expertise of the author.

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings
Author: Anne Hakansson,Mattias Höjer,Robert J. Howlett,Lakhmi C Jain
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1110
Release: 2013-03-29
ISBN 10: 3642366457
ISBN 13: 9783642366451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings Book Review:

This volume contains the proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB12, held in Stockholm, Sweden, and is organized by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in partnership with KES International. The International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings focuses on a broad range of topics relating to sustainability in buildings but also encompassing energy sustainability more widely. Following the success of earlier events in the series, the 2012 conference includes the themes Sustainability, Energy, and Buildings and Information and Communication Technology, ICT. The SEB’12 proceedings include invited participation and paper submissions across a broad range of renewable energy and sustainability-related topics relevant to the main theme of Sustainability in Energy and Buildings. Applicable areas include technology for renewable energy and sustainability in the built environment, optimization and modeling techniques, information and communication technology usage, behavior and practice, including applications.

Running Buildings on Natural Energy

Running Buildings on Natural Energy
Author: Sue Roaf,Fergus Nicol
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2020-05
ISBN 10: 9780367530112
ISBN 13: 0367530112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running Buildings on Natural Energy Book Review:

New thinking is essential if we are to design and occupy buildings that can keep us safe with unpredictable economies, climates, energy systems and resource challenges. For too long designers have relied on mechanical solutions for heating, cooling and ventilating buildings. The 21st century dream has to be of a better architecture that enables buildings to be run for as much of a day or year as possible on local, clean, reliable, affordable natural energy. Examples are included from different climates where the fundamental building design is right, its orientation, opening sizes, mass and its natural ventilation systems and pathways. Many modern buildings are poorly designed for climate as manifested by growing incidences of overheating experienced indoor, explored here. The inability of many rating systems to record and improve the climatic design of buildings raises questions about how they deal with issues of basic building performance. This books points the way towards how we can understand such problems, and move forward from over-mechanised poorly designed buildings to a new generation of adaptable buildings designed and refurbished to run largely on natural energy and capable of evolving over time to keep their occupants safe and comfortable, even in a warming world. The chapters were originally published in Architectural Science Review.

Structures and Architecture

Structures and Architecture
Author: Paulo J. Cruz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2013-06-27
ISBN 10: 1482224615
ISBN 13: 9781482224610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structures and Architecture Book Review:

Although the disciplines of architecture and structural engineering have both experienced their own historical development, their interaction has resulted in many fascinating and delightful structures. To take this interaction to a higher level, there is a need to stimulate the inventive and creative design of architectural structures and to persua

Asumiendo Diferencias

Asumiendo Diferencias
Author: Environmental Design Research Association. Conference,Beatriz E. Rodríguez Villafuerte,Meldrena Chapin
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0939922347
ISBN 13: 9780939922345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asumiendo Diferencias Book Review:

Sustainability Energy and Architecture

Sustainability  Energy and Architecture
Author: Ali Sayigh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2013-09-25
ISBN 10: 0123977576
ISBN 13: 9780123977571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Energy and Architecture Book Review:

This unique volume offers insights from renowned experts in energy efficient building from the world over, providing a multi-faceted overview of the state-of-the-art in energy efficient architecture. It opens by defining what constitutes a sustainable building, suggesting bases for sorely needed benchmarks, then explains the most important techniques and tools available to engineers and architects exploring green building technologies. It covers such pivotal issues as daylighting, LED lighting, integrating renewables such as solar thermal and cooling, retrofitting, LEED and similar certification efforts, passive houses, net-zero and close-zero structures, water recycling, and much more. Highlighting best practices for commercial buildings and private homes, in widely varied climates and within vastly different socio-economic contexts, this illustrated reference will guide architects and engineers in making sustainable choices in building materials and methods. Explains the best methods and materials to support energy efficient building Features case studies by experts from a dozen countries, demonstrating how sustainable architecture can be achieved in varied climates and economies Covers both new constructions and retrofitting of existing structures

Architecture Sustainable Development vol 1

Architecture   Sustainable Development  vol 1
Author: Magali Bodart,Arnaud Evrard
Publsiher: Presses univ. de Louvain
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN 10: 2874632767
ISBN 13: 9782874632761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture Sustainable Development vol 1 Book Review:

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.

Considering Research

Considering Research
Author: Architectural Research Centers Consortium. Spring Conference
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1257321897
ISBN 13: 9781257321896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Considering Research Book Review:

"The premise of the conference was to assess the impact and relevance of contemporary paradigms in architectural research including substantial developments in technology, public consciousness and economic pressures."--Page 4 of printed paper wrapper.

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Buildings

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Buildings
Author: Ali Sayigh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1006
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN 10: 3030184889
ISBN 13: 9783030184889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Buildings Book Review:

This book contains selected papers presented during the World Renewable Energy Network’s 28thanniversary congress at the University of Kingston in London. The forum highlighted the integration of renewables and sustainable buildings as the best means to combat climate change. In-depth chapters written by the world’s leading experts highlight the most current research and technological breakthroughs and discuss policy, renewable energy technologies and applications in all sectors – for heating and cooling, agricultural applications, water, desalination, industrial applications and for the transport sectors. Presents cutting-edge research in green building and renewable energy from all over the world; Covers the most up-to-date research developments, government policies, business models, best practices and innovations; Contains case studies and examples to enhance practical application of the technologies.

Cisterns Sustainable Development Architecture and Energy

Cisterns  Sustainable Development  Architecture and Energy
Author: Alireza Dehghani-sanij,Ali Sayigh
Publsiher: River Publishers
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN 10: 8793379528
ISBN 13: 9788793379527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cisterns Sustainable Development Architecture and Energy Book Review:

Cisterns: Sustainable Development, Architecture and Energy was written on beliefs that based on historical evidence and actual findings, Iran is most probably the country where cisterns, or "Aub-anbars" in Farsi, were first developed and built. Therefore, it is quite natural for the author to name cisterns in the text Aub-anbars, as it has been called for centuries in this country, the translation of the same name having been used in other countries too. Although in some books, journals and papers published out of Iran by foreign and Iranian scholars, the names Cistern or Water Reservoir have been used. The word Aub-anbar is a compound noun in Farsi; Aub means water and Anbar means tank/reservoir. Putting them together gives the noun Aub-anbar and it should be used as one word. People of the region wanting reserved cool water whether in cities or in different locations across the harsh desert during their travel. Queen Zubeida, the wife of Khalifa Haroon Al-Rasheed in 750 AD built one of these cistern closer to the town of Hiyal in Saudi Arabia so that the Pilgrims? Caravans going to Mecca will have cool, fresh water. This book consists of 11-chapters with full analysis, illustrations and photographs. It makes interesting readings to those interested into vernacular architecture, traditional buildings and creative thinking.

Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability

Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability
Author: S. Kalaiselvam,R. Parameshwaran
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2014-07-30
ISBN 10: 0124173055
ISBN 13: 9780124173057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability Book Review:

Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability is a broad-based overview describing the state-of-the-art in latent, sensible, and thermo-chemical energy storage systems and their applications across industries. Beginning with a discussion of the efficiency and conservation advantages of balancing energy demand with production, the book goes on to describe current state-of-the art technologies. Not stopping with description, the authors also discuss design, modeling, and simulation of representative systems, and end with several case studies of systems in use. Describes how thermal energy storage helps bridge the gap between energy demand and supply, particularly for intermittent power sources like solar, wind, and tidal systems Provides tables, illustrations, and comparative case studies that show applications of TES systems across industries Includes a chapter on the rapidly developing field of viable nanotechnology-based thermal energy storage systems

Energy and Sustainability III

Energy and Sustainability III
Author: Y. Villacampa Esteve,C. A. Brebbia,Andrea Alberto Mammoli
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1845645081
ISBN 13: 9781845645083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy and Sustainability III Book Review:

It has been clear for some time that the way in which our society exists, operates and develops is strongly influenced by the way in which energy is produced and consumed. No industrial process can proceed without an adequate energy, supply, and without industrial production, society lacks the commodities on which it depends. Our energy systems have evolved over a long period and continue evolving In response to the needs of both Industry and Society. This evolution involves Technological development and innovation, especially now that we need to look beyond simple fuel combustion as a source of energy and consider both greater efficiency in the use of energy and new ways of producing it. The Third International Conference convened on the subject is the latest in a biennial series that brings together experts from around the world. Their papers, contained in this book, will include research on Renewable Energy Technologies; Energy Management; Energy Policies; Energy and the Environment; Energy Analysis; Energy Efficiency; Energy Storage and Management; Conversion Process for Biomass and Biofuels; CO2 Sequestration and Storage.

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design
Author: Carl Bovill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2014-11-20
ISBN 10: 1317932269
ISBN 13: 9781317932260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design Book Review:

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future. Organized in six parts, the problem, the environment, the residential scale, the commercial scale, the urban scale, and energy sources, the book presents essential information in context, so that you get the full picture. Hundreds of drawings, sketches, charts, and diagrams illustrate points author Carl Bovill makes in his clear and direct style, which communicates the basics in a concise way. You'll learn: -About environmental economics -How sustainable architectural design relates to ecology -How fractal geometry can lead to a new understanding of the structure of the world around us -How to design energy efficient houses and commercial buildings -How to design and live in our cities to lower energy use per person -About LEED points at all scales A glossary and reading lists encourage you to explore the topics further.

The Sustainable Tall Building

The Sustainable Tall Building
Author: Philip Oldfield
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2019-03-27
ISBN 10: 1317443691
ISBN 13: 9781317443698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sustainable Tall Building Book Review:

The Sustainable Tall Building: A Design Primer is an accessible and highly illustrated guide, which primes those involved in the design and research of tall buildings to dramatically improve their performance. Using a mixture of original research and analysis, best-practice design thinking and a detailed look at exemplar case studies, author Philip Oldfield takes the reader through the architectural ideas, engineering strategies and cutting-edge technologies that are available to the tall building design team. The book takes a global perspective, examining high-rise design in different climates, cultures and contexts. It considers common functions such as high-rise housing and offices, to more radical designs such as vertical farming and vertical cemeteries. Innovation is provided by examining not only the environmental performance of tall buildings but also their social sustainability, guiding the reader through strategies to create successful communities at height. The book starts by critically appraising the sustainability of tall building architecture past and present, before demonstrating innovative ways for future tall buildings to be designed. These include themes such as climatically responsive architecture, siting a tall building in the city, zero-carbon towers, skygardens and community spaces at height, sustainable structural systems and novel façades. In doing so, the book provides essential reading for architects, engineers, consultants, developers, researchers and students engaged with sustainable design and high-rise architecture.

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies
Author: Martin Abraham
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 2262
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN 10: 0128047925
ISBN 13: 9780128047927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies

Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Author: José Manuel Andújar,Sergio Gómez Melgar
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN 10: 3039287028
ISBN 13: 9783039287024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Efficiency in Buildings Book Review:

Buildings are one of the main causes of the emission of greenhouse gases in the world. Europe alone is responsible for more than 30% of emissions, or about 900 million tons of CO2 per year. Heating and air conditioning are the main cause of greenhouse gas emissions in buildings. Most buildings currently in use were built with poor energy efficiency criteria or, depending on the country and the date of construction, none at all. Therefore, regardless of whether construction regulations are becoming stricter, the real challenge nowadays is the energy rehabilitation of existing buildings. It is currently a priority to reduce (or, ideally, eliminate) the waste of energy in buildings and, at the same time, supply the necessary energy through renewable sources. The first can be achieved by improving the architectural design, construction methods, and materials used, as well as the efficiency of the facilities and systems; the second can be achieved through the integration of renewable energy (wind, solar, geothermal, etc.) in buildings. In any case, regardless of whether the energy used is renewable or not, the efficiency must always be taken into account. The most profitable and clean energy is that which is not consumed.