Advanced Building Envelope Components Book

Advanced Building Envelope Components


  • Author : Francesca Stazi
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2019-06-01
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128169223

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Advanced Building Envelope Components Excerpt :

Advanced Building Envelope Components: Comparative Experiments focuses on the latest research in innovative materials, systems and components, also providing a detailed technical explanation on what this breakthrough means for building exteriors and sustainability. Topics include a discussion of transparent envelope components, including intelligent kinetic skins, such as low-e coatings, high vs. low silver content in glass, solar control coatings, such as silver vs. niobium vs. tin, and more. In addition, opaque envelope components are also presented, including opaque dynamic facades, clay lining vs. plasterboard and nano clayed foams. Includes real case studies that explore, in detail, the behavior of different envelopes Presents laboratory tests on existing insulation (if any, through samples extracted on-site) to quantify actual performances Provides the tools and methods for comparing, selecting and testing materials and components for designing effective building envelopes Covers both transparent and opaque envelope components, as well as opaque dynamic facades

Advanced Energy Efficient Building Envelope Systems Book

Advanced Energy Efficient Building Envelope Systems


  • Author : Moncef Krarti
  • Publisher : American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Buildings
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 0791861376

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Advanced Energy Efficient Building Envelope Systems Excerpt :

This monograph presents the latest research developments of innovative building envelope systems. These systems have the ability to allow building structures responsive to changes in outdoor conditions to ensure comfortable indoor environment at higher energy efficiency compared to conventional systems. In particular, the monograph overviews the basic operation principles and thermal performance of four technologies described in three chapters: (i) dynamic insulation materials that can change its thermal properties in order to better adapt the building envelope with its outdoor environment and reduce building heating and cooling thermal loads, (ii) variable reflectance coatings for application on roofs to lower and even eliminate the energy penalties associated with reduced solar heat gains during heating operation of buildings, (iii) single layer breathing walls to recover wasted from heat transmission inside the walls and provide air ventilation to indoor spaces, and (iv) multi-layer living walls to adapt using biomimetric principles and phase-change materials to adapt with the changing outdoor conditions.

PCM Enhanced Building Components Book

PCM Enhanced Building Components


  • Author : Jan Kośny
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-05-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319142869

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PCM Enhanced Building Components Excerpt :

Presenting an overview of the use of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) within buildings, this book discusses the performance of PCM-enhanced building envelopes. It reviews the most common PCMs suitable for building applications, and discusses PCM encapsulation and packaging methods. In addition to this, it examines a range of PCM-enhanced building products in the process of development as well as examples of whole-building-scale field demonstrations. Further chapters discuss experimental and theoretical analyses (including available software) to determine dynamic thermal and energy performance characteristics of building enclosure components containing PCMs, and present different laboratory and field testing methods. Finally, a wide range of PCM building products are presented which are commercially available worldwide. This book is intended for students and researchers of mechanical, architectural and civil engineering and postgraduate students of energy analysis, dynamic design of building structures, and dynamic testing procedures. It also provides a useful resource for professionals involved in architectural and mechanical-civil engineering design, thermal testing and PCM manufacturing.

Smart Architecture     A Sustainable Approach for Transparent Building Components Design Book

Smart Architecture A Sustainable Approach for Transparent Building Components Design


  • Author : Valentina Frighi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-25
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030776060

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Smart Architecture A Sustainable Approach for Transparent Building Components Design Excerpt :

This book explores the specific role that glazing technologies play within the world of smart architecture as important components of contemporary and future sustainable architectural and technological research. Smart Architecture begins with a definition of the concept of “smart” in architecture and examines how innovative technologies and materials have shaped buildings over the years. The author then provides a supporting database of contemporary smart architecture—mapping adopted strategies, recognizing common patterns, and evaluating current and future trends in the context of smart building envelopes, energy efficiency, and the development of high-potential innovative building components. The book proceeds with a focus on the specific role that glazing technologies play in this framework and provides a systematic methodology to quantify options for the effective integration of transparent building components within advanced and innovative building envelope systems.

Sixteenth European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference Book

Sixteenth European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference


  • Author : H. Scheer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-11-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 3235
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134275540

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The European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conferences are dedicated to accelerating the impetus towards sustainable development of global PV markets. The 16th in the series, held in Glasgow UK, brought together more than 1500 delegates from 72 countries, and provided an important and vital forum for information exchange in the field. The Conference Proceedings place on record a new phase of market development and scientific endeavour in the PV industry, representing current and innovative thinking in all aspects of the science, technology, markets and business of photovoltaics. In three volumes, the Proceedings present some 790 papers selected for presentation by the scientific review committee of the 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference. The comprehensive range of topics covered comprise: * Fundamentals, Novel Devices and New Materials * Thin Film Cells and Technologies * Space Cells and Systems * Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells and Technologies * PV Integration in Buildings * PV Modules and Components of PV Systems * Implementation, Strategies, National Programs and Financing Schemes * Market Deployment in Developing Countries These proceedings are an essential reference for all involved in the global PV industry- scientists, researchers, technologists and those with an interest in global market trends. The conference was organised by WIP-Renewable Energies, Munich, Germany.

Alternative Envelope Components for Energy Efficient Buildings Book

Alternative Envelope Components for Energy Efficient Buildings


  • Author : Ana-Maria Dabija
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-24
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 99
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030709600

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Alternative Envelope Components for Energy Efficient Buildings Excerpt :

This book examines ways of saving energy by using green roofs and facades, solar devices such as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), and thermal solar panels, as components of energy-efficient building envelopes. The author takes an interdisciplinary / multidisciplinary approach to the subject that analyzes several different scientific fields connected to building research—sustainability, sustainable architecture, energy efficiency in buildings, and building envelopes—while approaching other collateral domains, including history, archaeology, botanics, physics, engineering, and landscape architecture. Alternative Envelope Components for Energy-Efficient Buildings will be a welcome resource for researchers, students, and postgraduates in the fields of energy, building materials, and renewable energy, as well as architects, engineers, and specialists in industries related to building products. Looks at the impact of building envelopes on energy usage; Offers readers an introduction to the principles of sustainability; Presents passive and active approaches to using solar devices.

PCM Based Building Envelope Systems Book

PCM Based Building Envelope Systems


  • Author : Benjamin Duraković
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-01-23
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030383350

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PCM Based Building Envelope Systems Excerpt :

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

Solar Buildings and Neighborhoods Book

Solar Buildings and Neighborhoods


  • Author : Caroline Hachem-Vermette
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-05-30
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030470166

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Solar Buildings and Neighborhoods Excerpt :

This book presents the main principles for designing buildings and neighborhoods with increased potential to capture and utilize solar energy. It discusses practical issues in the design of the built environment and their impact on energy performance; and a range of design considerations, from building components (e.g. the building envelope) to urban planning issues (e.g. density and street layouts). In addition to design guidelines on how to increase buildings’ potential to capture solar energy, the book provides creative tips to increase the aesthetic value of solar technology integration in buildings. Helping readers plan energy-efficient buildings with innovative building envelope technologies, and to understand the impact of early-stage design considerations on the energy performance of buildings and communities, the book offers a valuable source of information for building professionals, including architects, engineers, and urban planners. It can also serve as a reference guide for academics and students of energy efficiency in buildings and urban planning.

Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability Book

Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability


  • Author : Asif Syed
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-06-07
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118259801

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Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability Excerpt :

Practical solutions for sustainability In this timely guide, one of the world's leaders in advanced building technology implementation shows architects and engineers proven and practical methods for implementing these technologies in sustainably-designed buildings. Because of the very limited time architects are given from being awarded a project to concept design, this book offers clear and workable solutions for implementing solar energy, radiant heating and cooling floors, displacement ventilation, net zero, and more. It provides helpful tips and suggestions for architects and engineers to work together on implementing these technologies, along with many innovative possibilities for developing a truly integrated design. This book also explores and explains the many benefits of advanced technologies, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, lower operating costs, noise reduction, improved indoor air quality, and more. In addition, Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability: Offers detailed coverage of solar energy systems, thermal energy storage, geothermal systems, high-performance envelopes, chilled beams, under-floor air distribution, displacement induction units, and much more Provides case studies of projects using advanced technologies and demonstrates their implementation in a variety of contexts and building types Covers the implementation of advanced technologies in office towers, large residential buildings, hospitals, schools, dormitories, theaters, colleges, and more Complete with a clear and insightful explanation of the requirements for and benefits of acquiring the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification, Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability is an important resource for architects, engineers, developers, and contractors involved in sustainable projects using advanced technologies.

Energy Modeling and Computations in the Building Envelope Book

Energy Modeling and Computations in the Building Envelope


  • Author : Alexander V. Dimitrov
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498723220

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Energy Modeling and Computations in the Building Envelope Excerpt :

Energy Modeling and Computations in the Building Envelope instills a deeper understanding of the energy interactions between buildings and the environment, based on the analysis of transfer processes operating in the building envelope components at the microscopic level. The author:Proposes a generalized physics model that describes these interacti

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1996  Justification of the budget estimates  Office of the Secretary Book

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1996 Justification of the budget estimates Office of the Secretary


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of the Interior and Related Agencies
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Digital images
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : SRLF:AA0006803209

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Bioclimatic Approaches in Urban and Building Design Book

Bioclimatic Approaches in Urban and Building Design


  • Author : Giacomo Chiesa
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-01-04
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 519
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030593285

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Bioclimatic Approaches in Urban and Building Design Excerpt :

This book explores the bioclimatic approach to building design. Constant innovations in the field are evident, including the need to face climate changes and increase the local resilience at different scales (regional, urban, architectural). Differently from other contributions, this book provides a definition of the bioclimatic design approach following a technological and performance-driven vision. It includes one of the largest collection of research voices on the topic, becoming also a critical reference work for bioclimatic theory. It is intended for architects, engineers, researchers, and technicians who have professional and research interests in bioclimatic and in sustainable and technological design issues.