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

Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency

Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency
Author: F. Pacheco Torgal,Cinzia Buratti,S. Kalaiselvam,Claes-Göran Granqvist,Volodymyr Ivanov
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2016-02-04
ISBN 10: 3319275054
ISBN 13: 9783319275055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency Book Review:

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

Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting

Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting
Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Claes Goeran Granqvist,Bjørn Peter Jelle,Giuseppe Peter Vanoli,Nicola Bianco,Jarek Kurnitski
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2017-01-03
ISBN 10: 0081012276
ISBN 13: 9780081012277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting Book Review:

Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting:Materials, Technologies, Optimization and Case Studies provides essential knowledge for civil engineers, architects, and other professionals working in the field of cost-effective energy efficient building retrofitting. The building sector is responsible for high energy consumption and its global demand is expected to grow as each day there are approximately 200,000 new inhabitants on planet Earth. The majority of electric energy will continue to be generated from the combustion of fossil fuels releasing not only carbon dioxide, but also methane and nitrous oxide. Energy efficiency measures are therefore crucial to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the building sector. Energy efficient building retrofitting needs to not only be technically feasible, but also economically viable. New building materials and advanced technologies already exist, but the knowledge to integrate all active components is still scarce and far from being widespread among building industry stakeholders. Emphasizes cost-effective methods for the refurbishment of existing buildings, presenting state-of-the-art technologies Includes detailed case studies that explain various methods and Net Zero Energy Explains optimal analysis and prioritization of cost effective strategies

Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Author: Umberto Desideri,Francesco Asdrubali
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 858
Release: 2018-11-12
ISBN 10: 0128128186
ISBN 13: 9780128128183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings Book Review:

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

Sustainability through Energy-Efficient Buildings

Sustainability through Energy-Efficient Buildings
Author: Amritanshu Shukla,Atul Sharma
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN 10: 135165845X
ISBN 13: 9781351658454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability through Energy-Efficient Buildings Book Review:

The book covers chapters ranging from introduction to recent technological challenges, case studies of energy-efficient buildings with policy and awareness issues, fundamentals and present status along with research updates and future aspects on topics focusing on energy-efficient construction, materials Provides comprehensive information on energy efficient buildings including policy and energy audit aspects with case studies Examines application of PCMs in passive heating and cooling in buildings; role of active TES and energy saving potential

Materials and Technologies in Construction with Reference to Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development

Materials and Technologies in Construction with Reference to Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development
Author: Mohammad Arif Kamal
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2016-02-12
ISBN 10: 3035701393
ISBN 13: 9783035701395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials and Technologies in Construction with Reference to Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development Book Review:

Special topic volume with invited peer reviewed papers only.

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.

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

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1994: Nondepartmental witnesses
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Dept. of the Interior and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: LOC:00171200131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Innovative Materials for Building Energy Efficiency

Innovative Materials for Building Energy Efficiency
Author: R. Parameshwaran,V. Vinayaka Ram,R Karunakaran,N Jalaiah
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2018-09-01
ISBN 10: 0081022522
ISBN 13: 9780081022528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Materials for Building Energy Efficiency Book Review:

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

Green Building Technologies and Materials II

Green Building Technologies and Materials II
Author: Zhi Li Cheng,Li Qun Guo,Jing Wu
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN 10: 3038260681
ISBN 13: 9783038260684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Building Technologies and Materials II Book Review:

Selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2nd International Conference on Green Buildings Technologies and Materials (GBTM 2012), December 27-28, Wuhan, China

Eco-efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs

Eco-efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs
Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Joao Labrincha,Luisa Cabeza,Claes Goeran Granqvist
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2015-02-27
ISBN 10: 1782424016
ISBN 13: 9781782424017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco-efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs Book Review:

Climate change is one of the most important environmental problems faced by Planet Earth. The majority of CO2 emissions come from burning fossil fuels for energy production and improvements in energy efficiency shows the greatest potential for any single strategy to abate global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the energy sector. Energy related emissions account for almost 80% of the EU's total greenhouse gas emissions. The building sector is the largest energy user responsible for about 40% of the EU’s total final energy consumption. In Europe the number of installed air conditioning systems has increased 500% over the last 20 years, but in that same period energy cooling needs have increased more than 20 times. The increase in energy cooling needs relates to the current higher living and working standards. In urban environments with low outdoor air quality (the general case) this means that in summer-time one cannot count on natural ventilation to reduce cooling needs. Do not forget the synergistic effect between heat waves and air pollution which means that outdoor air quality is worse in the summer aggravating cooling needs. Over the next few years this phenomenon will become much worse because more people will live in cities, more than 2 billion by 2050 and global warming will aggravate cooling needs. An overview of materials to lessen the impact of urban heat islands Excellent coverage of building materials to reduce air condtioning needs Innovative products discussed such as Thermo and Electrochromic materials

The Challenges of Energy Efficiency Innovations in the Nordic Building Sector

The Challenges of Energy Efficiency Innovations in the Nordic Building Sector
Author: Bernan
Publsiher: Nordic Council of Ministers
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2008-06-01
ISBN 10: 928931723X
ISBN 13: 9789289317238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Development of Urban Environment and Building Material

Sustainable Development of Urban Environment and Building Material
Author: Hui Li,Yan Feng Liu,Ming Guo,Rui Zhang,Jing Du
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 2840
Release: 2011-10-24
ISBN 10: 3038137553
ISBN 13: 9783038137559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Development of Urban Environment and Building Material Book Review:

Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). These peer-reviewed papers record the invaluable researches of the authors in the fields of innovation in structural system and disaster prevention in engineering structures, architectural innovation, sustainable development of buildings and the environment and innovations in, and applications of, building materials. Hot topics and state-of-the-art view related to sustainable development in civil engineering are presented.

Energy Efficient Building Ventilation Systems

Energy Efficient Building Ventilation Systems
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1065645578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Efficient Building Ventilation Systems Book Review:

BEETIT Project: A2 is developing a building moisture and heat exchange technology that leverages a new material and design to create healthy buildings with lower energy use. Commercial building owners/operators are demanding buildings with greater energy efficiency and healthier indoor environments. A2 is developing a membrane-based heat and moisture exchanger that controls humidity by transferring the water vapor in the incoming fresh air to the drier air leaving the building. Unlike conventional systems, A2 locates the heat and moisture exchanger within the depths of the building's wall to slow down the air flow and increase the surface area that captures humidity, but with less fan power. The system's integration into the wall reduces the size and demand on the air conditioning equipment and increases liable floor area flexibility.

Innovative Technologies in Development of Construction Industry

Innovative Technologies in Development of Construction Industry
Author: Nikolay I. Vatin
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 1722
Release: 2015-01-29
ISBN 10: 3038267899
ISBN 13: 9783038267898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Technologies in Development of Construction Industry Book Review:

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the Scientific Conference Week of Science in SPbSPU - Civil Engineering (SPbWOSCE 2014), December 3-4, 2014, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The 233 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Buildings and Structures; Chapter 2: Foundations, Underground Structures; Chapter 3: Hydraulic Engineering Works; Chapter 4: Building Materials and Products; Chapter 5: Applied Mechanics in Material Science, Static and Dynamic Loads of Structures and Facilities; Chapter 6: Organization and Planning of Construction Works; Chapter 7: Architecture and Urban Planning; Chapter 8: Air, Gas and Water Research in Area of Civil Engineering; Chapter 9: Energy Efficiency, Green Buildings and Sustainable Development; Chapter 10: Education and Training in Area of Civil Engineering

Product Innovation and Eco-Efficiency

Product Innovation and Eco-Efficiency
Author: Judith E.M. Klostermann,Arnold Tukker
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 9401589453
ISBN 13: 9789401589451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Product Innovation and Eco-Efficiency Book Review:

Prefaced by Björn Stigson, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, this book is one of the few that treats this topic by putting representatives of industry at centre stage. The book systematically addresses the drivers, the tools, and sector-specific elements that play a role in this process. The five chapters in Part I are devoted to a general introduction to eco-efficiency and the related challenges to industry in its implementation. Part II contains 23 case studies, almost all written by industrial experts who tell how they deal with the challenge: what the motivators are, what tools can be used and how they can be implemented, and what are the specific elements in sectors like building, electronics and packaging. These contributions come from multinationals like Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Akzo Nobel, Philips and Ciba-Geigy, as well as small and medium sized enterprises from such sectors as the building and furniture trades.

Innovation Development for Highly Energy-Efficient Housing

Innovation Development for Highly Energy-Efficient Housing
Author: E. Mlecnik,IOS Press
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2013-03-20
ISBN 10: 1614992363
ISBN 13: 9781614992363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation Development for Highly Energy-Efficient Housing Book Review:

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 businesses. It addresses both problems and positive experiences from the perspective of the end user and investigates different policy approaches. As such, the research reveals important features of innovation-adoption strategies in the building sector. It shows how multi-player enterprise collaboration plays a key role, and the study also recommends the development of quality assurance schemes. It makes a valuable contribution to discussions about how active the role of government policymakers and enterprise networks should be.

Design and Construction of High-performance Homes

Design and Construction of High-performance Homes
Author: Franca Trubiano
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415615283
ISBN 13: 9780415615280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Construction of High-performance Homes Book Review:

Both professionals and students are increasingly committed to achieving high-performance metrics in the design, construction and operation of residential buildings. This book responds to this demand by offering a comprehensive guide which features: architectural innovations in building skin technologies which make lighter more transparent buildings high performing energy-free architectural design principles and advances in building-integrated photovoltaics essential engineering principles, controls and approaches to simulation for achieving net zero the advantages of integrated design in residential construction and the challenges and opportunities it engenders detailed case studies of innovative homes which have incorporated low-energy design solutions, new materials, alternative building assemblies, digital fabrication, integrated engineering systems and operational controls. Divided into four parts, the book discusses the requisite AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) knowledge needed when building a high-performance home. It also communicates this information across four case studies, which provide the reader with a thorough overview of all aspects to be considered in the design and construction of sustainable homes. With contributions from experts in the field, the book provides a well-rounded and multi-faceted approach. This book is essential reading for students and professionals in design, architecture, engineering (civil, mechanical and electrical), construction and energy management.

Innovative Materials and Engineering Research

Innovative Materials and Engineering Research
Author: Andrei Victor Sandu,Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah,Petric? Vizureanu,Zarina Yahya,Ion Sandu
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2015-08-26
ISBN 10: 3035700303
ISBN 13: 9783035700305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Materials and Engineering Research Book Review:

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2015 International Conference on Innovative Research (ICIR 2015), May 14-16, 2015, Iasi, Romania. The 68 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Geopolymers; Chapter 2: Applied Materials and Processing Technologies; Chapter 3: Materials and Technologies in Construction; Chapter 4: Technologies of Waste Recycling and Environmental Engineering; Chapter 5: Engineering Technology; Chapter 6: Materials and Technologies in Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Advances in Innovative Materials and Applications

Advances in Innovative Materials and Applications
Author: Maher Soueidan,Mohamad Roumie,Pierre Masri
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 523
Release: 2011-08-22
ISBN 10: 3038136409
ISBN 13: 9783038136408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Innovative Materials and Applications Book Review:

Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). This volume is divided into 3 chapters. The first, focused on Materials and Elaboration Techniques, describes various types of material such as composites, polymers, semiconductors, metals, ceramics, bio-materials, inorganic alloys, textile, porous, crystalline, amorphous and hybrids elaborated by various means such as vapor-phase, liquid-phase, plasma, ion-based and laser-assisted techniques, soft chemistry, self- assembly, bonding, sintering, and including bulk, surface, interface, thin-film and nano-materials. The second chapter, on Characterization Techniques and Properties, covers both physical (optical, structural, electrical, mechanical, magnetic, damage, aging...) and chemical (surface and bulk composition, imaging, impurity, reactivity, catalysis, aging, oxidation, corrosion) aspects. The last chapter, Applications, focuses on subjects such as: (i) environment and energy (renewable energy, storage and energy conversion, transport), (ii) health, biomedical and life science, (iii) electronic devices and systems (micro-nano electronics, power electronics, photonics and optoelectronics, systems, storage and heat management) and (iv) cultural heritage (e.g. archeology).