Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings
Author: Matthew R Hall
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2010-04-21
ISBN 10: 1845699270
ISBN 13: 9781845699277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings Book Review:

Almost half of the total energy produced in the developed world is inefficiently used to heat, cool, ventilate and control humidity in buildings, to meet the increasingly high thermal comfort levels demanded by occupants. The utilisation of advanced materials and passive technologies in buildings would substantially reduce the energy demand and improve the environmental impact and carbon footprint of building stock worldwide. Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings critically reviews the advanced building materials applicable for improving the built environment. Part one reviews both fundamental building physics and occupant comfort in buildings, from heat and mass transport, hygrothermal behaviour, and ventilation, on to thermal comfort and health and safety requirements. Part two details the development of advanced materials and sustainable technologies for application in buildings, beginning with a review of lifecycle assessment and environmental profiling of materials. The section moves on to review thermal insulation materials, materials for heat and moisture control, and heat energy storage and passive cooling technologies. Part two concludes with coverage of modern methods of construction, roofing design and technology, and benchmarking of façades for optimised building thermal performance. Finally, Part three reviews the application of advanced materials, design and technologies in a range of existing and new building types, including domestic, commercial and high-performance buildings, and buildings in hot and tropical climates. This book is of particular use to, mechanical, electrical and HVAC engineers, architects and low-energy building practitioners worldwide, as well as to academics and researchers in the fields of building physics, civil and building engineering, and materials science. Explores improving energy efficiency and thermal comfort through material selection and sustainable technologies Documents the development of advanced materials and sustainable technologies for applications in building design and construction Examines fundamental building physics and occupant comfort in buildings featuring heat and mass transport, hygrothermal behaviour and ventilation

Energy Efficient Building Design

Energy Efficient Building Design
Author: Ana-Maria Dabija
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2020-04-11
ISBN 10: 3030406717
ISBN 13: 9783030406714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Efficient Building Design Book Review:

This book is the result of recent research that deals with the built environment and innovative materials, carried out by specialists working in universities and centers of research in different professional fields ─ architecture, engineering, physics ─ and in an area that that spans from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf, and from South Eastern Europe to the Middle East. This book takes the necessity of re-shaping the concept of building design in order to transform buildings from large scale energy consumers to energy savers and producers into consideration. The book is organized in two parts: theory and case studies. For the theoretical part, we chose from the wide range of sources that provide energy efficient materials and systems the two that seem to be endless: the sun and vegetation. Their use in building products represents a tool for specialists in the architectural design concept. The case-studies presented analyze different architectural programs, in different climates, from new buildings to rehabilitation approaches and from residential architecture to hospitals and sports arenas; each case emphasizes the interdisciplinarity of the building design activity in order to help readers gain a better understanding of the complex approach needed for energy efficient building design

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

Innovative Materials for Construction

Innovative Materials for Construction
Author: Mariaenrica Frigione,José Barroso de Aguiar
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2021-05-05
ISBN 10: 3036501665
ISBN 13: 9783036501666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Materials for Construction Book Review:

Most of the typical materials employed in today’s constructions present limitations, especially concerning their durability, in either common or severe environmental conditions, and their impact on the environment. In response to these issues, academic and industrial efforts around the world have been devoted to developing new smart materials that can provide efficient alternatives, improve the energy efficiency of buildings, or can upgrade, repair, or protect existing infrastructures. Different and wide technological innovations are, therefore, quickly fostering advancements in the field of construction materials. A new generation of materials (bricks, cement, coatings, concrete, FRP, glass, masonry, mortars, nano-materials, PCM, polymers, steel, wood, etc.) is gaining a prominent position in modern building technology, since they can overcome various limits and flaws of conventional materials employed in constructions, without neglecting the smart applications of pioneering materials in ancient constructions and historic buildings. Even though the adoption of innovative materials in the construction field has been a successful route in achieving enhanced performance, or even new and unexpected characteristics, some issues have not been completely solved. On top of them, the cost/performance ratio of novel solutions, since their introduction must be convenient, without compromising quality. Other concerns are related to their sustainability, with eco-friendly options, possibly exploiting recycled materials or by-products from other productions, being the most desirable solution. Finally, the use of materials or systems that are unconventional in this field raises the need to update or develop new specifications and standards. This special issue aims at providing a platform for discussing open issues, challenges, and achievements related to innovative materials proposed for the construction industry.

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

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

Optimal Design and Retrofit of Energy Efficient Buildings  Communities  and Urban Centers
Author: Moncef Krarti
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN 10: 0128118946
ISBN 13: 9780128118948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimal Design and Retrofit of Energy Efficient Buildings Communities and Urban Centers Book Review:

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

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.

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings
Author: Marco Casini
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-06-16
ISBN 10: 9780081009727
ISBN 13: 0081009720
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 buildingsContains 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 solutionTakes into consideration both design and materials aspectsPromotes the existence of new advanced materials providing technical information to encourage further use and reduce costs compared to more traditional materials"

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

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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Handbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management

Handbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management
Author: Francesco Colangelo,Raffaele Cioffi,Ilenia Farina
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2021-12-13
ISBN 10: 0128230134
ISBN 13: 9780128230138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management Book Review:

The Handbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management summarizes key research trends in recycling and reusing concrete and industrial waste to reduce their environmental impact. This volume also includes important contributions in collaboration with the CRI-TEST Innovation Lab, Naples – Acerra. Part one discusses eco-friendly innovative cement and concrete and reviews key substitute materials. Part two analyzes the use of industrial waste as aggregates and the mechanical properties of concrete containing waste materials. Part three discusses differences between innovative binders, focusing on alkali-activated and geopolymer concrete. Part four provides a thorough overview of the life cycle assessment (LCA) of concrete containing industrial wastes and the impacts related to the logistics of wastes, the production of the concrete, and the management of industrial wastes. By providing research examples, case studies, and practical strategies, this book is a state-of-the-art reference for researchers working in construction materials, civil or structural engineering, and engineers working in the industry. Offers a systematic and comprehensive source of information on the latest developments in sustainable concrete; Analyzes different types of sustainable concrete and innovative binders from chemical, physical, and mechanical points of view; Includes real case studies showing application of the LCA methodology.

Innovative Materials for Construction

Innovative Materials for Construction
Author: Mariaenrica Frigione,José Barroso de Aguiar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9783036501673
ISBN 13: 3036501673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Materials for Construction Book Review:

Most of the typical materials employed in today's constructions present limitations, especially concerning their durability, in either common or severe environmental conditions, and their impact on the environment. In response to these issues, academic and industrial efforts around the world have been devoted to developing new smart materials that can provide efficient alternatives, improve the energy efficiency of buildings, or can upgrade, repair, or protect existing infrastructures. Different and wide technological innovations are, therefore, quickly fostering advancements in the field of construction materials. A new generation of materials (bricks, cement, coatings, concrete, FRP, glass, masonry, mortars, nano-materials, PCM, polymers, steel, wood, etc.) is gaining a prominent position in modern building technology, since they can overcome various limits and flaws of conventional materials employed in constructions, without neglecting the smart applications of pioneering materials in ancient constructions and historic buildings. Even though the adoption of innovative materials in the construction field has been a successful route in achieving enhanced performance, or even new and unexpected characteristics, some issues have not been completely solved. On top of them, the cost/performance ratio of novel solutions, since their introduction must be convenient, without compromising quality. Other concerns are related to their sustainability, with eco-friendly options, possibly exploiting recycled materials or by-products from other productions, being the most desirable solution. Finally, the use of materials or systems that are unconventional in this field raises the need to update or develop new specifications and standards. This special issue aims at providing a platform for discussing open issues, challenges, and achievements related to innovative materials proposed for the construction industry.

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

Green Building Materials

Green Building Materials
Author: Ross Spiegel,Dru Meadows
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-10-19
ISBN 10: 0470880554
ISBN 13: 9780470880555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Building Materials Book Review:

GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS THE ULTIMATE USER’S MANUAL TO GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS To properly select and specify green building materials, successful architects need authoritative, real-world advice on how to select and use nontoxic, recycled, and recyclable products, and how to integrate these products into the design process in order to capitalize on the many practical and economic advantages of “going green.” Green Building Materials, Third Edition is the most reliable, up-to-date resource to meet today’s green building challenges—from reducing waste and improving energy efficiency to promoting proper code compliance and safeguarding against liability claims. Written by two nationally known experts on green building methods and materials, Green Building Materials, Third Edition offers in-depth, practical information on the product selection, product specification, and construction process. This new Third Edition is an excellent hands-on guide to today’s newest range of green building materials: what they are, where to find them, how to use them effectively, and how to address LEED requirements. Organized by CSI MasterFormat® category for fast access to specific information, it features: A new chapter on eco-labels, green standards, and product certification A new appendix providing reference information for sustainability standards and standards development organizations New sample specifications, including green power requirements, vegetated green roof systems, rainwater harvesting, and water reuse systems Revised and updated review of trends affecting the future of green building materials Updated approach and reference information for the product selection process Green Building Materials, Third Edition is an essential tool for designing environmentally friendly buildings—ones made from materials that preserve the Earth’s natural legacy for future generations.

Building Thermal Envelope

Building Thermal Envelope
Author: Jorge de Brito,M. Glória Gomes
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2020-03-27
ISBN 10: 3039285181
ISBN 13: 9783039285181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Thermal Envelope Book Review:

This book results from a Special Issue published in Energies, entitled “Building Thermal Envelope". Its intent is to identify emerging research areas within the field of building thermal envelope solutions and contribute to the increased use of more energy-efficient solutions in new and refurbished buildings. Its contents are organized in the following sections: Building envelope materials and systems envisaging indoor comfort and energy efficiency; Building thermal and energy modelling and simulation; Lab test procedures and methods of field measurement to assess the performance of materials and building solutions; Smart materials and renewable energy in building envelope; Adaptive and intelligent building envelope; and Integrated building envelope technologies for high performance buildings and cities.

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.

The Energy Consumer

The Energy Consumer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047384352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

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

Green Design Materials and Manufacturing Processes

Green Design  Materials and Manufacturing Processes
Author: Helena Bartolo,Paulo Jorge Da Silva Bartolo,Nuno Manuel Fernandes Alves,Artur Jorge Mateus,Henrique Amorim Almeida,Ana Cristina Soares Lemos,Flávio Craveiro,Carina Ramos,Igor Reis,Lina Durão,Telma Ferreira,José Pinto Duarte,Filipa Roseta,Eduardo Castro e Costa,Filipe Quaresma,João Paulouro Neves
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 794
Release: 2013-06-06
ISBN 10: 1138000469
ISBN 13: 9781138000469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Design Materials and Manufacturing Processes Book Review:

The rise of manufacturing intelligence is fuelling innovation in processes and products concerning a low environmental impact over the product’s lifecycle. Sustainable intelligent manufacturing is regarded as a manufacturing paradigm for the 21st century, in the move towards the next generation of manufacturing and processing technologies. The manufacturing industry has reached a turning point in its evolution and new business opportunities are emerging. With sustainable development arises the immense challenge of combining innovative ideas regarding design, materials and products with non-polluting processes and technologies, conserving energy and other natural resources. On the other hand, sustainability has become a key concern for government policies, businesses and the general public. Model cities are embracing novel ecosystems, combining environmental, social and economic issues in more inclusive and integrated frameworks. Green Design, Materials and Manufacturing Processes includes essential research in the field of sustainable intelligent manufacturing and related topics, making a significant contribution to further development of these fields. The volume contains reviewed papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing, conjointly organized by the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, and the Faculty of Architecture, Technical University of Lisbon, both in Portugal. This event was held at the facilities of the Faculty of Architecture, Lisbon, from June 26 to June 29, 2013. A wide range of topics is covered, such as Eco Design and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Green and Smart Manufacturing, Green Transportation, Life-Cycle Engineering, Renewable Energy Technologies, Reuse and Recycling Techniques, Smart Design, Smart Materials, Sustainable Business Models and Sustainable Construction. Green Design, Materials and Manufacturing Processes is intended for engineers, architects, designers, economists and manufacturers who are actively engaged in the advancement of science and technology regarding key sustainability issues, leading to more suitable, efficient and sustainable products, materials and processes.