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.

Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment

Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment
Author: Fernando Pacheco Torgal,Marina Mistretta,Artūras Kaklauskas,Claes G. Granqvist,Luisa F. Cabeza
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1447155238
ISBN 13: 9781447155232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment Book Review:

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

Towards Nearly Zero Energy

Towards Nearly Zero Energy
Author: Annarita Ferrante
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2016-02-18
ISBN 10: 008100740X
ISBN 13: 9780081007402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Nearly Zero Energy Book Review:

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

Net zero energy buildings

Net zero energy buildings
Author: Karsten Voss,Eike Musall
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-12-10
ISBN 10: 3955530434
ISBN 13: 9783955530433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Net zero energy buildings Book Review:

"Net zero energy buildings, equilibrium buildings or carbon neutral cities – depending on location and the reasons for making the calculation, the numbers are run differently. The variety of terms in use indicates that a scientific method is still lacking – which is a problem not just in regard to international communication, but also with respect to planning processes as a response to energy challenges. The clarification and meaning of the most important terms in use is extremely important for their implementation. Since October 2008, a panel of experts from an international energy agency has concerned itself with these topics as part of a project entitled “Towards Net Zero Energy Solar Buildings”. The objective is to analyse exemplary buildings that are near a zero-energy balance in order to develop methods and tools for the planning, design and operation of such buildings. The results are documented in this publication: In addition to the presentation of selected projects, it is not just architectural showcase projects that are shown – the focus is on relaying knowledge and experience gained by planners and builders. Even if many questions remain unanswered: Project examples that have already been implemented prove on a practical basis that the objective of a zero energy balance is already possible today."

Net Zero Energy Buildings NZEB

Net Zero Energy Buildings  NZEB
Author: Shady Attia
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-03-26
ISBN 10: 0128124628
ISBN 13: 9780128124628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Net Zero Energy Buildings NZEB Book Review:

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

Zero Energy Buildings

Zero Energy Buildings
Author: Jesus Alberto Pulido Arcas,Carlos Rubio-Bellido,Alexis Pérez-Fargallo,Ivan Oropeza-Perez
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2020-12-16
ISBN 10: 1789852455
ISBN 13: 9781789852455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zero Energy Buildings Book Review:

The building industry is one of the largest energy consumers and countries all over the world are striving to design buildings that satisfy the user’s expectations while containing their energy consumption. In this context, zero-energy buildings have emerged as a technological paradigm that can solve this global issue, but its implementation in different contexts has brought a profound debate about its technical, social, and environmental limitations. Thanks to contributions from a variety of scholars from different countries, this book explores different aspects of the zero-energy buildings and gives the reader a broad view of the feasibility of implementation in different contexts.

Nearly Zero Energy Communities

Nearly Zero Energy Communities
Author: Ion Visa,Anca Duta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2017-08-31
ISBN 10: 3319632159
ISBN 13: 9783319632155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nearly Zero Energy Communities Book Review:

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

Toward a Zero Energy Home

Toward a Zero Energy Home
Author: David Johnston,Scott Gibson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781600851438
ISBN 13: 1600851436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toward a Zero Energy Home Book Review:

The authors of "Green from the Ground Up" explore the design and construction of self-sufficient houses. With unequaled knowledge and a passion for the subject, the authors walk readers through the process of building and living in a truly green home.

Modeling Design and Optimization of Net Zero Energy Buildings

Modeling  Design  and Optimization of Net Zero Energy Buildings
Author: Andreas Athienitis,William O'Brien
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2015-01-26
ISBN 10: 3433604630
ISBN 13: 9783433604632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling Design and Optimization of Net Zero Energy Buildings Book Review:

Building energy design is currently going through a period of major changes. One key factor of this is the adoption of net-zero energy as a long term goal for new buildings in most developed countries. To achieve this goal a lot of research is needed to accumulate knowledge and to utilize it in practical applications. In this book, accomplished international experts present advanced modeling techniques as well as in-depth case studies in order to aid designers in optimally using simulation tools for net-zero energy building design. The strategies and technologies discussed in this book are, however, also applicable for the design of energy-plus buildings. This book was facilitated by International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Programs and the Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programs through the joint SHC Task 40/EBC Annex 52: Towards Net Zero Energy Solar Buildings R&D collaboration. After presenting the fundamental concepts, design strategies, and technologies required to achieve net-zero energy in buildings, the book discusses different design processes and tools to support the design of net-zero energy buildings (NZEBs). A substantial chapter reports on four diverse NZEBs that have been operating for at least two years. These case studies are extremely high quality because they all have high resolution measured data and the authors were intimately involved in all of them from conception to operating. By comparing the projections made using the respective design tools with the actual performance data, successful (and unsuccessful) design techniques and processes, design and simulation tools, and technologies are identified. Written by both academics and practitioners (building designers) and by North Americans as well as Europeans, this book provides a very broad perspective. It includes a detailed description of design processes and a list of appropriate tools for each design phase, plus methods for parametric analysis and mathematical optimization. It is a guideline for building designers that draws from both the profound theoretical background and the vast practical experience of the authors.

Solution Sets for Net Zero Energy Buildings

Solution Sets for Net Zero Energy Buildings
Author: Françios Garde,Joseph Ayoub,Laura Aelenei,Daniel Aelenei,Alessandra Scognamiglio
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN 10: 3433604681
ISBN 13: 9783433604687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solution Sets for Net Zero Energy Buildings Book Review:

Net Zero-Energy Buildings have been the object of numerous studies in recent years as various countries have set this performance level as a long-term goal of their energy policies. This book presents a unique study of 30 NZEBs that have been constructed and have had their performance measured for at least 12 months. The study is based upon an international collaborative research initiated by the International Energy Agency - the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC). It is the first book to evaluate building strategies in houses, educational buildings and offices that have been demonstrated to work in practice. It examines how the design challenges of climate and building type have been addressed, and to what extent the various design approaches have been successful. This book presents convincing evidence that a careful re-thinking of conventional design norms can achieve a far greater performance benefit than is normally feasible. It identifies `solution sets? that work at the whole building level and at the individual building design challenge level for each climate and building type. In doing so, the book provides guidance as to how to improve the design by learning from these cases. Unusually for a book of this type it has examples of buildings in what are conventionally labeled "hot" and "cold" climates. A simple process is proposed for the reader to commission the analysis of their own climate to assess not only the conventional measure of how hot or cold or humid it is, but also to assess its suitability to support other NZEB technical challenge solutions sets such as Daylight or Natural Ventilation or comfort based climate conditioning.

Wind Power Generation

Wind Power Generation
Author: Paul Breeze
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN 10: 0128051922
ISBN 13: 9780128051924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind Power Generation Book Review:

Wind Power Generation is a concise, up-to-date and readable guide providing an introduction to one of the leading renewable power generation technologies. It includes detailed descriptions of on and offshore generation systems, and demystifies the relevant wind energy technology functions in practice as well as exploring the economic and environmental risk factors. Engineers, managers, policymakers and those involved in planning and delivering energy resources will find this reference a valuable guide, to help establish a reliable power supply address social and economic objectives. Focuses on the evolution and developments in wind energy generation Evaluates the economic and environmental viability of the systems with concise diagrams and accessible explanations

Towards Nearly Zero Energy

Towards Nearly Zero Energy
Author: Annarita Ferrante
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2016-02-17
ISBN 10: 9780081007358
ISBN 13: 0081007353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Nearly Zero Energy Book Review:

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

Cost Optimal and Nearly Zero Energy Buildings nZEB

Cost Optimal and Nearly Zero Energy Buildings  nZEB
Author: Jarek Kurnitski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-11-20
ISBN 10: 1447156102
ISBN 13: 9781447156109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cost Optimal and Nearly Zero Energy Buildings nZEB Book Review:

Cost optimal and nearly zero energy performance levels are principles initiated by the European Union’s (EU) Energy Performance of Buildings Directive which was recast in 2010. These will be major drivers in the construction sector in the next few years, because all new buildings in the EU from 2021 onwards are expected to be nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB). This book introduces the technical definitions, system boundaries, energy calculation methodology and input data needed to set primary energy based minimum/cost optimal and nZEB requirements in national energy frames. Worked examples are provided to illustrate the calculation of delivered, exported and primary energy, and renewable energy contribution. Five case studies of high performance nZEB office buildings across Europe are reported to show alternative technical solutions and to draw some general design rules based on completed nZEB buildings. Specific features of the nZEB design process, especially in the early stages, and architectural competitions are included. These describe important design issues in the scoping and conceptual design phase, allowing design streams to be controlled so that specified targets can be met. This book is intended for readers who need to be aware of or are working with the energy performance of buildings – for decision makers in public and private sectors, architects, engineers, construction clients, consultants, contractors, manufacturers and students. The editor of this book, Professor Jarek Kurnitski has made major contributions to the preparation of the European REHVA nZEB technical definition and has developed energy calculation frames for current Estonian and Finnish energy performance regulations. He is the leader of nZEB research at Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia and Aalto University in Finland, and he has over 300 publications.

Nearly Zero Energy Building NZEB

Nearly Zero Energy Building  NZEB
Author: David Bienvenido Huertas
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2022-06-08
ISBN 10: 180355312X
ISBN 13: 9781803553122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nearly Zero Energy Building NZEB Book Review:

Reducing the impact of climate change is one of the main challenges of today’s society. As such, it is necessary to reduce the high energy consumption that comes with constructing and using buildings. Current energy policies are promoting decarbonization of the built environment using the nearly zero-energy building’s concept. This book presents information on nearly zero-energy buildings, including materials, design, and new approaches.

Handbook of Research on Industrial Advancement in Scientific Knowledge

Handbook of Research on Industrial Advancement in Scientific Knowledge
Author: Diaz, Vicente González-Prida,Bonilla, Jesus Pedro Zamora
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2019-01-18
ISBN 10: 1522571531
ISBN 13: 9781522571537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Industrial Advancement in Scientific Knowledge Book Review:

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

ZEMCH Toward the Delivery of Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes

ZEMCH  Toward the Delivery of Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes
Author: Masa Noguchi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2016-06-25
ISBN 10: 3319319671
ISBN 13: 9783319319674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ZEMCH Toward the Delivery of Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes Book Review:

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

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and Proliferation of Microorganisms

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and Proliferation of Microorganisms
Author: Elisa Di Giuseppe
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 331902356X
ISBN 13: 9783319023564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and Proliferation of Microorganisms Book Review:

This book provides a concise review of the thermo-physical phenomena which regulate heat and moisture transportation in Nearly Zero Energy Buildings envelopes, and their relationship with the growth of biological organisms. It describes the main microorganisms proliferating on contemporary building elements and within buildings. It also states the consequences of biological growth on durability, aesthetics and human health; and provides the main methods for the analytical and experimental evaluation of proliferation. Finally, through the review of recent developments, remedial actions to counter the biological phenomenon are examined, and an outline is provided for future innovations in a field not yet widely investigated.

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings
Author: John Littlewood,Robert J. Howlett,Alfonso Capozzoli,Lakhmi C. Jain
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2019-10-26
ISBN 10: 9813298685
ISBN 13: 9789813298682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings Book Review:

This volume contains the proceedings of the 11th KES International Conference on Sustainability and Energy in Buildings 2019 (SEB19) held in Budapest, 4th -5th July 2019 organised by KES International in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales, UK. SEB-19 invited contributions on a range of topics related to sustainable buildings and explored innovative themes regarding sustainable energy systems. The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers, and government and industry professionals to discuss the future of energy in buildings, neighbourhoods and cities from a theoretical, practical, implementation and simulation perspective. The conference formed an exciting chance to present, interact, and learn about the latest research and practical developments on the subject. The conference attracted submissions from around the world. Submissions for the Full-Paper Track were subjected to a blind peer-review process. Only the best of these were selected for presentation at the conference and publication in these proceedings. It is intended that this volume provides a useful and informative snapshot of recent research developments in the important and vibrant area of Sustainability in Energy and Buildings.

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.

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