Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities

Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities
Author: Ursula Eicker
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN 10: 0128115548
ISBN 13: 9780128115541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities Book Review:

With an increase of global energy demand arising in urban settlements, the key challenges for the urban energy transition include analysis of energy efficiency options and the potential of renewable energy systems within the existing building stock, making cities a key actor in the transition success. In Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities, indicators to evaluate urban energy performance are introduced and the status quo of monitoring and efficiency valuation schemes are discussed. The book discusses advances on the state-of-the-art of research in a number of key areas: Energy demand and consumption mapping and monitoring Optimization of design and operation of urban supply and distribution systems Integration of renewable energy and urban energy network models Demand side management strategies to better match renewable supply and demand and increase flexibilities With innovative modelling methods this book gives a real bottom-up modelling approach used for the simulation of energy consumption, energy conversion systems and distribution networks using engineering methods. Provides support and guidance on the energy transition issues relating to energy demand, consumption mapping and monitoring Includes examples from case study cities, including Vienna, Geneva, New York and Stuttgart Analyzes the potential of energy management strategies in urban areas

Low Carbon Cities

Low Carbon Cities
Author: Steffen Lehmann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN 10: 1317659139
ISBN 13: 9781317659136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Carbon Cities Book Review:

Low Carbon Cities is a book for practitioners, students and scholars in architecture, urban planning and design. It features essays on ecologically sustainable cities by leading exponents of urban sustainability, case studies of the new directions low carbon cities might take and investigations of how we can mitigate urban heat stress in our cities’ microclimates. The book explores the underlying dimensions of how existing cities can be transformed into low carbon urban systems and describes the design of low carbon cities in theory and practice. It considers the connections between low carbon cities and sustainable design, social and individual values, public space, housing affordability, public transport and urban microclimates. Given the rapid urbanisation underway globally, and the need for all our cities to operate more sustainably, we need to think about how spatial planning and design can help transform urban systems to create low carbon cities, and this book provides key insights.

Applied Energy Symposium and Summit 2015

Applied Energy Symposium and Summit 2015
Author: Junyue Yan,Bin Chen,Jin Yang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1039293899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Clean Energy for Clean City

Clean Energy for Clean City
Author: Jinyue Yan,Ronald Wennersten,Bin Chen,Yuexia Lv
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1039262405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Urban Energy Systems

Urban Energy Systems
Author: James Keirstead,Nilay Shah
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-02-27
ISBN 10: 0415529018
ISBN 13: 9780415529013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Energy Systems Book Review:

Energy demands of cities need to be met more sustainably. This book analyses the technical and social systems that satisfy these needs and asks how methods can be put into practice to achieve this. Drawing on analytical tools and case studies developed at Imperial College London, the book presents state-of-the-art techniques for examining urban energy systems as integrated systems of technologies, resources, and people. Case studies include: a history of the evolution of London's urban energy system, from pre-history to present day a history of the growth of district heating and cogeneration in Copenhagen, one of the world's most energy efficient cities an analysis of changing energy consumption and environmental impacts in the Kenyan city of Nakuru over a thirty year period an application of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis techniques to show how Newcastle-upon-Tyne can reach its 2050 carbon emission targets designing an optimized low-carbon energy system for a new UK eco-town, showing how it would meet ever more stringent emissions targets. For students, researchers, planners, engineers, policymakers and all those looking to make a contribution to urban sustainability.

Cities and Low Carbon Transitions

Cities and Low Carbon Transitions
Author: Harriet Bulkeley,Vanesa Castán Broto,Mike Hodson,Simon Marvin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-12-14
ISBN 10: 1136883266
ISBN 13: 9781136883262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities and Low Carbon Transitions Book Review:

Current societies face unprecedented risks and challenges connected to climate change. Addressing them will require fundamental transformations in the infrastructures that sustain everyday life, such as energy, water, waste and mobility. A transition to a ‘low carbon’ future implies a large scale reorganisation in the way societies produce and use energy. Cities are critical in this transition because they concentrate social and economic activities that produce climate change related emissions. At the same time, cities are increasingly recognised as sources of opportunities for climate change mitigation. Whether, how and why low carbon transitions in urban systems take place in response to climate change will therefore be decisive for the success of global mitigation efforts. As a result, climate change increasingly features as a critical issue in the management of urban infrastructure and in urbanisation policies. Cities and Low Carbon Transitions presents a ground-breaking analysis of the role of cities in low carbon socio-technical transitions. Insights from the fields of urban studies and technological transitions are combined to examine how, why and with what implications cities bring about low carbon transitions. The book outlines the key concepts underpinning theories of socio-technical transition and assesses its potential strengths and limits for understanding the social and technological responses to climate change that are emerging in cities. It draws on a diverse range of examples including world cities, ordinary cities and transition towns, from North America, Europe, South Africa and China, to provide evidence that expectations, aspirations and plans to undertake purposive socio-technical transitions are emerging in different urban contexts. This collection adds to existing literature on cities and energy transitions and introduces critical questions about power and social interests, lock-in and development trajectories, social equity and economic development, and socio-technical change in cities. The book addresses academics, policy makers, practitioners and researchers interested in the development of systemic responses in cities to curb climate change.

Sustainable Air Conditioning Systems

Sustainable Air Conditioning Systems
Author: Chaouki Ghenai,Tareq Salameh
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2018-06-13
ISBN 10: 1789233003
ISBN 13: 9781789233001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Air Conditioning Systems Book Review:

Air conditioning system is one of the major consumers of electrical energy in many parts of the world today. It represents between 40 and 70% of the energy consumption in commercial buildings. The demand of energy for air conditioning systems is expected to increase further in the next decades due to the population growth, the new economic boom, and the urbanization development. The rapid growth of air conditioning and electricity consumption will contribute further to climate change if fossil and nonrenewable resources are used. More energy-efficient and renewable energy-based air conditioning systems to accomplish space cooling are needed. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in sustainable air conditioning technologies and focus on the most recent research and development on green air conditioning systems including energy-efficient and renewable energy-based air conditioning systems.

Urban Energy Systems

Urban Energy Systems
Author: James Keirstead,Nilay Shah
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN 10: 1135076316
ISBN 13: 9781135076313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Energy Systems Book Review:

Energy demands of cities need to be met more sustainably. This book analyses the technical and social systems that satisfy these needs and asks how methods can be put into practice to achieve this. Drawing on analytical tools and case studies developed at Imperial College London, the book presents state-of-the-art techniques for examining urban energy systems as integrated systems of technologies, resources, and people. Case studies include: a history of the evolution of London's urban energy system, from pre-history to present day a history of the growth of district heating and cogeneration in Copenhagen, one of the world's most energy efficient cities an analysis of changing energy consumption and environmental impacts in the Kenyan city of Nakuru over a thirty year period an application of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis techniques to show how Newcastle-upon-Tyne can reach its 2050 carbon emission targets designing an optimized low-carbon energy system for a new UK eco-town, showing how it would meet ever more stringent emissions targets. For students, researchers, planners, engineers, policymakers and all those looking to make a contribution to urban sustainability.

Energy Efficient Cities of Today and Tomorrow

Energy Efficient Cities of Today and Tomorrow
Author: Jukka Heinonen,Sanna Ala-Mantila,Ortzi Akizu-Gardoki
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 3036503625
ISBN 13: 9783036503622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Efficient Cities of Today and Tomorrow Book Review:

Ongoing urbanization and ever-growing harmful environmental impacts from urban areas necessitate a sustainability transformation in cities. However, cities are also centers of wealth creation and consumption, which both drive environmental degradation. It is clear that cities need to re-establish themselves as low-energy/low-carbon systems, but the transformation is complex in many ways and time is running out. This Special Issue, “Energy Efficient Cities of Today and Tomorrow”, seeks to provide a more profound understanding of the future energy requirements of urban areas and low-energy and low-carbon cities. The published papers range from macro-level assessments of cities manifesting themselves as forerunners in their environmental work to micro-level studies of pro-environmental attitudes and their impacts on individual emissions, a carbon footprint impacts of sharing of goods and services.

Smart Low Carbon Development of Cities in China

Smart Low Carbon Development of Cities in China
Author: Liang Bentan
Publsiher: Paths International Ltd
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2016-08-31
ISBN 10: 1844644073
ISBN 13: 9781844644070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Low Carbon Development of Cities in China Book Review:

In China, as Internet of Things and cloud-computing have been widely used in various areas, the concept of Intelligent City quickly became one of the most exciting topics in urban development. Various institutes and organizations (e.g., National Technology Department, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences) proposed their ideas on how to build intelligent cities in China. Intelligent City has tremendous benefits to modern China. First of all, China needs to construct its own intelligent cities in order to realize the economic transformation (from extensive to intensive, from low end to high end and from follower to leader), the industry upgrade, as well as transformation in city development. Secondly, Intelligent City is also an important new approach to boost China's economy since the traditional economic forms, such as real estate, automobiles, and import and export, are currently in a downtrend. Most importantly, utilizing the high-tech methods can help us build low-carbon cities. According to estimates, by building intelligent cities, we are able to increase the efficiency of energy saving and emission reduction by 30%-40%. In order to facilitate the healthy development of intelligent cities in China, build the competitive advantage of Chinese cities in the world, and respond to the high demand for information on Intelligent City from readers, this book discusses in detail the status, current problems, perspectives and methods in the development of Intelligent City in China.

Towards Low Carbon Cities in China

Towards Low Carbon Cities in China
Author: Sun Sheng Han,Ray Green,Mark Y. Wang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2014-09-19
ISBN 10: 1317802403
ISBN 13: 9781317802402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Low Carbon Cities in China Book Review:

This book explores the relationship between urban form and greenhouse gas emissions in China, providing new insights for policy, urban planning and management. Drawing on the results of a four-year multidisciplinary research project, the book examines how factors such as urban households’ access to services and jobs, land use mixes and provision of public transport impact on greenhouse gas emissions. The authors analyse data from a wide range of sources including 4677 sample households from four major Chinese cities – Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan and Xi’an – with diverse locations, urban spatial structures and population sizes. The book explores residents’ attitudes to reducing GHG emissions and advances knowledge relating to three environmental scales – cross-metropolitan, intra-city and neighbourhood level. It also contributes to debates on low carbon policy by revealing the relevance of urban planning parameters at both the macro and micro levels. The book will be of interest to scholars in the areas of urban planning, urban management, environmental sustainability and resource utilisation, as well as urban policy makers and planners who are working toward developing low carbon, sustainable cities of the future.

Low carbon City and New type Urbanization

Low carbon City and New type Urbanization
Author: Songlin Feng,Weiguang Huang,Jun Wang,Mingquan Wang,Jun Zha
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2015-01-23
ISBN 10: 3662459698
ISBN 13: 9783662459690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low carbon City and New type Urbanization Book Review:

In the face of increasingly serious resource and environmental challenges, the world has already accepted low-carbon development as the main way forward for future city construction. Chinese cities have encountered many problems during their development, including land constraints, energy shortages, traffic congestion and air pollution. For this reason, the national meeting of the Central Work Conference on Urbanization made the strategic decision to take a new approach to urbanization and indicated that in future the key features of urbanization in China will be low-carbon development and harmony between the environment and resources. This book discusses the "low-carbon city" as the new pattern of Chinese urbanization. This represents a major change and takes "intensive land use,” “intelligent,” “green” and “low carbon" as its key words. Low carbon will become an important future development direction for Chinese urbanization development. In the twenty-first Century in response to the global climate change, countries have started a wave of low-carbon city construction. But in China, there are still many disputes and misunderstandings surrounding the issue. Due to a lack of research, low-carbon city construction in China is still in the early stages, and while there have been successes, there have also been failures. There are complex and diverse challenges in applying low-carbon development methods in the context of today’s Chinese cities. The construction of low-carbon cities requires efficient government, the technological innovation of enterprises, and professional scholars, but also efforts on the part of the public to change their daily activities. Based on the above considerations, the collection brings together experts from urban planning and design, clean-energy systems, low-carbon transportation, new types of city infrastructure and smart cities etc., in the hope of forming some solutions for Chinese low-carbon city development.

Sustainable Low Carbon City Development in China

Sustainable Low Carbon City Development in China
Author: Axel Baeumler,Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez,Shomik Mehndiratta
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN 10: 0821389882
ISBN 13: 9780821389881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Low Carbon City Development in China Book Review:

This book summarizes experiences from the World Bank s activities related to low-carbon urban development in China. It highlights the need for low-carbon city development and presents details on specific sector-level experiences and lessons, a framework for action, and financing opportunities.

Creating Low Carbon Cities

Creating Low Carbon Cities
Author: Shobhakar Dhakal,Matthias Ruth
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2017-03-10
ISBN 10: 3319497308
ISBN 13: 9783319497303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Low Carbon Cities Book Review:

This book addresses key topics in the current deliberations and debates on low carbon cities that are underway globally. Contributions by experts from around the world focus on the key factors required for creating low carbon cities. These include appropriate infrastructure, ensuring co-benefits of climate actions, making best use of knowledge and information, proper accounting of emissions, and social factors such as behavioral change. Readers will gain a better understanding of these drivers and explore potential transformation pathways for cities. Particular emphasis is given to the current situation of energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the urban level, stressing the complexity of measuring GHG emissions from cities. Chapters also shed new light on the long-term transformation pathways towards low carbon. This book discusses key challenges and opportunities in all these domains to aid in creating low carbon cities, making it of value to policy makers, researchers in academia and consultants working on climate change and energy issues. “The low carbon cities agenda is of bold ambition and demands rapid societal transformation. This book provides invaluable information and analysis on how the goals of this agenda can be achieved and what will be the significant obstacles in the way. The content in the book goes below the surface to reveal on-the-ground economic, engineering and equity issues that are at the heart of the Paris Climate Agreement and the ensuing policy debates. In this way, Creating Low Carbon Cities serves as a critical scholarly benchmark and as a toolkit for further action." William Solecki, Professor, Institute for Sustainable Cities, City University of New York "Creating Low Carbon Cities provides a refreshingly critical approach to low-carbon urban development, what has been achieved so far and the challenges ahead. It will be an important data-driven resource for local leaders, sustainability practitioners and urban planners.” Ms. Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability

Devising a Clean Energy Strategy for Asian Cities

Devising a Clean Energy Strategy for Asian Cities
Author: Hooman Farzaneh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2018-07-26
ISBN 10: 9789811307812
ISBN 13: 9811307814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devising a Clean Energy Strategy for Asian Cities Book Review:

This book capitalizes on two hot topics: the Low Carbon Emission Development Strategies and climate change in Asian cities. There is resurgence in making policies to investigate more aspects of the energy-environment spectrum for the global energy market in the future. This book helps the policy makers and researchers to understand which actions should be taken to reduce the environmental impacts of economic activities in different regions in Asia. The clean energy strategy proposed in this book refers to the development and implementation of policies and strategies that simultaneously contribute to addressing climate change and solving local environmental problems, which also have other development impacts. It provides insights to a wide audience on successful ways to promote, design and implement the clean energy policies in Asian cities. To determine the global actions, it is necessary to make breakthroughs by promoting further research and to present scenarios that achieve Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) goals without dependence upon fossil fuels. The scenarios and case studies discussed in this book are helpful to plan for the SDGs, where various objectives have to be achieved at the same time. The UN 2030 development agenda needs innovative planning to achieve multiple goals with limited resources and generate synergy among sectors. This book will be one of the first books available on this subject.

China Low Carbon Healthy City Technology Assessment and Practice

China Low Carbon Healthy City  Technology Assessment and Practice
Author: Weiguang Huang,Mingquan Wang,Jun WANG,Kun GAO,Song LI,Chen Liu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN 10: 3662490714
ISBN 13: 9783662490716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China Low Carbon Healthy City Technology Assessment and Practice Book Review:

This book is based on multidisciplinary research focusing on low-carbon healthy city planning, policy and assessment. This includes city-development strategy, energy, environment, healthy, land-use, transportation, infrastructure, information and other related subjects. This book begins with the current status and problems of low-carbon healthy city development in China. It then introduces the global experience of different regions and different policy trends, focusing on individual cases. Finally, the book opens a discussion of Chinese low-carbon healthy city development from planning and design, infrastructure and technology assessment-system perspectives. It presents a case study including the theory and methodology to support the unit city theory for low-carbon healthy cities. The book lists the ranking of China’s 269 high-level cities, with economic, environmental, resource, construction, transportation and health indexes as an assessment for creating a low-carbon healthy future. The book provides readers with a comprehensive overview of building low-carbon healthy cities in China.

Urban Energy Poverty and Positive Energy Districts

Urban Energy Poverty and Positive Energy Districts
Author: Siddharth Sareen,Caitlin Robinson,Harriet Thomson,Rigoberto García
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-15
ISBN 10: 2889743527
ISBN 13: 9782889743520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exergetic Aspects of Renewable Energy Systems

Exergetic Aspects of Renewable Energy Systems
Author: Evanthia A. Nanaki,George Xydis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-08-12
ISBN 10: 1351614029
ISBN 13: 9781351614023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exergetic Aspects of Renewable Energy Systems Book Review:

Energy is essential to all human activities as well as critical to social and economic development. Sustainable energy planning encompassing the concept of smart cities has a high potential to significantly contribute to climate change mitigation. For improved energy efficiency, it is essential to find low carbon solutions for the urban environment. The integration and management of energy supply with predominant exploitation of local resources is examined through the fundamental concept of exergy. This book can assist in decision making, with regard to sustainable energy design both at a national and local level.

Sustainable Urban Energy Policy

Sustainable Urban Energy Policy
Author: David Hawkey,Janette Webb,Heather Lovell,David McCrone,Margaret Tingey,Mark Winskel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN 10: 131757706X
ISBN 13: 9781317577065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Urban Energy Policy Book Review:

Minimising the most severe risks of climate change means ending societal dependence on fossil fuels, and radically improving the efficiency with which we use all energy sources. Such deliberate transformative change is, however, without precedent. Sustainable Urban Energy Policy debates the major public issue of developing a sustainable, clean and affordable energy system by adopting a distinctive focus on heating in cities. In this way, the book constructs an original account of clean energy policy, politics and provision, grounded in new empirical data derived from case studies of urban and multi-level governance of sustainable heat and energy saving in the UK and Europe. Offering an original conceptual framework, this study builds on socio-technical studies, economic and urban sociology, human geography, applied economics and policy studies in order to understand energy governance and systemic change in energy provisions. This book is a valuable resource for students and academics in the areas of Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Geography (Urban Studies) and Political Economy as well as energy policy makers, social housing providers and energy practitioners.

Low Carbon Cities

Low Carbon Cities
Author: Steffen Lehmann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN 10: 1317659147
ISBN 13: 9781317659143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Carbon Cities Book Review:

Low Carbon Cities is a book for practitioners, students and scholars in architecture, urban planning and design. It features essays on ecologically sustainable cities by leading exponents of urban sustainability, case studies of the new directions low carbon cities might take and investigations of how we can mitigate urban heat stress in our cities’ microclimates. The book explores the underlying dimensions of how existing cities can be transformed into low carbon urban systems and describes the design of low carbon cities in theory and practice. It considers the connections between low carbon cities and sustainable design, social and individual values, public space, housing affordability, public transport and urban microclimates. Given the rapid urbanisation underway globally, and the need for all our cities to operate more sustainably, we need to think about how spatial planning and design can help transform urban systems to create low carbon cities, and this book provides key insights.