Cost Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting Book

Cost Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-01-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081012277

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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

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

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


  • Author : Moncef Krarti
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 646
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128118948

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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

Deep Energy Retrofit Guide for Public Buildings Book

Deep Energy Retrofit Guide for Public Buildings


  • Author : Rüdiger Lohse
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-04-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 135
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030149222

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Deep Energy Retrofit Guide for Public Buildings Excerpt :

This book provides detailed information on how to set up Deep Energy Retrofits (DERs) in public buildings, and shares in-depth insights into the current status of the major technologies, strategies and practical best practice examples of how to cost-effectively combine them. Case studies from Europe are analyzed with respect to energy use before and after renovation, reasons for undertaking the renovation, co-benefits achieved, resulting cost-effectiveness, and the business models employed. The building sector holds the potential for tremendous improvements in terms of energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions, and energy retrofits to the existing building stock represent a significant opportunity in the transition to a low-carbon future. Moreover, investing in highly efficient building materials and systems can replace long-term energy imports, contribute to cost cutting, and create a wealth of new jobs. Yet, while the technologies needed in order to improve energy efficiency are readily available, significant progress has not yet been made, and “best practices” for implementing building technologies and renewable energy sources are still relegated to small “niche” applications. Offering essential information on Deep Energy Retrofits, the book offers a valuable asset for architects, public authorities, project developers, and engineers alike.

The World s Greenest Buildings Book

The World s Greenest Buildings


  • Author : Jerry Yudelson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-01-17
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136177651

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The World’s Greenest Buildings tackles an audacious task. Among the thousands of green buildings out there, which are the best, and how do we know? Authors Jerry Yudelson and Ulf Meyer examined hundreds of the highest-rated large green buildings from around the world and asked their owners to supply one simple thing: actual performance data, to demonstrate their claims to sustainable operations. This pivotal book presents: an overview of the rating systems and shows "best in class" building performance in North America, Europe, the Middle East, India, China, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region practical examples of best practices for greening both new and existing buildings a practical reference for how green buildings actually perform at the highest level, one that takes you step-by-step through many different design solutions a wealth of exemplary case studies of successful green building projects using actual performance data from which to learn interviews with architects, engineers, building owners and developers and industry experts, to provide added insight into the greening process This guide uncovers some of the pitfalls that lie ahead for sustainable design, and points the way toward much faster progress in the decade ahead.

Lighting Retrofit and Relighting Book

Lighting Retrofit and Relighting


  • Author : James R. Benya
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-03-08
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470904824

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The ultimate guide to the retrofitting of lighting for greater efficiency and performance Retrofitting outdated energy-guzzling lighting components with green energy-saving alternatives is a process that promotes sustainability and offers significant benefits for businesses, contractors, and the community at large. Not only can retrofitting improve the overall quality and functionality of light, it also can make spaces safer, easier and less costly to maintain, and more comfortable to inhabit. From lighting technology to retrofit financial analysis, Lighting Retrofit and Relighting evaluates the latest lighting system types, then demonstrates how to apply them for the greatest functional and cost-saving benefit. This book: Discusses the recent advances in lighting equipment and retrofittable controls, for both interior and outdoor use Explains how to do a lighting audit to identify and evaluate logical retrofit choices Includes case studies of retrofits, illustrating improvements in the quality and efficacy of new lighting Demonstrates how cost savings realized over time can not only pay for new equipment but produce a return on the investment Lighting Retrofit and Relighting serves as an ideal reference for students or professionals—whether they are energy auditors, designers, installers, facilities managers, or manufacturers—by taking a close look at the most current lighting technology illuminating pathways toward a brighter future.

Transition to Sustainable Buildings Book

Transition to Sustainable Buildings


  • Author : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Publisher : Organization for Economic
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D03478994U

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Transition to Sustainable Buildings Excerpt :

Buildings are the largest energy consuming sector in the world, and account for over one-third of total final energy consumption and an equally important source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Achieving significant energy and emissions reduction in the buildings sector is a challenging but achievable policy goal. Transition to Sustainable Buildings presents detailed scenarios and strategies to 2050, and demonstrates how to reach deep energy and emissions reduction through a combination of best available technologies and intelligent public policy. This IEA study is an indispensible guide for decision makers, providing informative insights on: cost-effective options, key technologies and opportunities in the buildings sector; solutions for reducing electricity demand growth and flattening peak demand; effective energy efficiency policies and lessons learned from different countries; future trends and priorities for ASEAN, Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and the United States; implementing a systems approach using innovative products in a cost effective manner; and pursuing whole-building (e.g. zero energy buildings) and advanced-component policies to initiate a fundamental shift in the way energy is consumed.

Mediterranean Green Buildings   Renewable Energy Book

Mediterranean Green Buildings Renewable Energy


  • Author : Ali Sayigh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-12-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 963
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319307466

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Mediterranean Green Buildings Renewable Energy Excerpt :

This book highlights scientific achievements in the key areas of sustainable electricity generation and green building technologies, as presented in the vital bi-annual World Renewable Energy Network’s Med Green Forum. Renewable energy applications in power generation and sustainable development have particular importance in the Mediterranean region, with its rich natural resources and conducive climate, making it a perfect showcase to illustrate the viability of using renewable energy to satisfy all energy needs. The papers included in this work describe enabling policies and offer pathways to further develop a broad range of renewable energy technologies and applications in all sectors – for electricity production, heating and cooling, agricultural applications, water desalination, industrial applications and for the transport sector.

Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings Book

Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings


  • Author : Paul Tymkow
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-07-18
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136893667

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The role and influence of building services engineers is undergoing rapid change and is pivotal to achieving low-carbon buildings. However, textbooks in the field have largely focused on the detailed technicalities of HVAC systems, often with little wider context. This book addresses that need by embracing a contemporary understanding of energy efficiency imperatives, together with a strategic approach to the key design issues impacting upon carbon performance, in a concise manner. The key conceptual design issues for planning the principal systems that influence energy efficiency are examined in detail. In addition, the following issues are addressed in turn: Background issues for sustainability and the design process Developing a strategic approach to energy-efficient design How to undertake load assessments System comparison and selection Space planning for services Post-occupancy evaluation of completed building services In order to deliver sustainable buildings, a new perspective is needed amongst building and services engineering designers, from the outset of the conceptual design stage and throughout the whole design process. In this book, students and practitioners alike will find the ideal introduction to this new approach.

Buildings for Education Book

Buildings for Education


  • Author : Stefano Della Torre
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • Genre: Building
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030336875

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This open access book presents theoretical and practical research relating to the vast, publicly financed program for the construction of new schools and the reorganization of existing educational buildings in Italy. This transformative process aims to give old buildings a fresh identity, to ensure that facilities are compliant with the new educational and teaching models, and to improve both energy efficiency and structural safety with respect to seismic activity. The book is divided into three sections, the first of which focuses on the social role of the school as a civic building that can serve the needs of the community. Innovations in both design and construction processes are then analyzed, paying special attention to the Building Information Modeling (BIM) strategy as a tool for the integration of different disciplines. The final section is devoted to the built heritage and tools, technologies, and approaches for the upgrading of existing buildings so that they meet the new regulations on building performance. The book will be of interest to all who wish to learn about the latest insights into the challenges posed by, and the opportunities afforded by, a comprehensive school building and renovation program.

Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design Book

Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design


  • Author : Mohammad Dastbaz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-05-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319326467

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This book focuses on the impacts of the built environment, and how to predict and measure the benefits and consequences of changes taking place to address sustainability in the development and building industries. It draws together the best treatments of these subjects from the Leeds Sustainability Institute’s inaugural International Conference on Sustainability, Ecology, Engineering, Design for Society (SEEDS). The focus of discussion is on understanding how buildings and spaces are designed and nurtured to obtain optimal outcomes in energy efficiency and environmental impacts. In addition to examining technical issues such as modeling energy performance, emphasis is placed on the health and well-being of occupants. This holistic approach addresses the interdependence of people with the built and natural environments. The book’s contents reflect the interdisciplinary and international collaboration critical to assembly of the knowledge required for positive change.

Promoting Energy Efficiency Standards and Technologies to Enhance Energy Efficiency in Buildings Book

Promoting Energy Efficiency Standards and Technologies to Enhance Energy Efficiency in Buildings


  • Author : United Nations Publications
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : 9211172357

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Promoting Energy Efficiency Standards and Technologies to Enhance Energy Efficiency in Buildings Excerpt :

Considerable progress in energy efficiency in the building sector is reported in the majority of the UNECE member States, and still reaching the potential often falls short due to flawed policy frameworks, and lack of public awareness on available modern technologies and education on long-term economic and social benefits of energy efficiency improvement. This publication is prepared in response to the outlined challenges and aims to elucidate the status of implementation of energy efficiency standards in buildings and deployment of appropriate technologies, and to identify good policy practices and replicable solutions. It also proposes a set of general recommendations and priority actions arising from the analysis.

Retrofitting for Optimal Energy Performance Book

Retrofitting for Optimal Energy Performance


  • Author : Tantau, Adrian
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-06-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522591061

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Retrofitting for Optimal Energy Performance Excerpt :

Retrofitting expresses, in a traditional approach, the process of improving something after it has been manufactured, constructed, or assembled. These systems integrate new technologies, new functions, and new services that increase the energy performance in existing private, public, and commercial buildings. Retrofitting for Optimal Energy Performance is a comprehensive reference source that examines environmentally conscious technologies and their applications in advancing retrofitting practices. Providing relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area, it highlights an array of topics such as climate change, energy management, and optimization modeling, and is essential for academicians, students, researchers, engineers, architects, entrepreneurs, managers, policymakers, and building owners.

Low Carbon Transition Book

Low Carbon Transition


  • Author : Valter Silva
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-10-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789239690

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Low Carbon Transition Excerpt :

Most leaders of developed nations recognize the importance of following policies and strategies to achieve a low-carbon economy based on new and innovative technologies that are able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create new employment and growth. In the broad spectrum of the feasible decarbonisation pathways, the challenge for political and economic decision-makers is to weigh uncertain impact from different technologies and to build a comprehensive evidence-based framework for research, business, investment and policy decision-making. This book aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art technology in the Low Carbon Technology and Economy field, discussing a set of new technology approaches and environmental and economic implications.

Deep Energy Retrofit Book

Deep Energy Retrofit


  • Author : Alexander Zhivov
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 566
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030306793

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Deep Energy Retrofit Excerpt :

This book provides detailed information on how to set up Deep Energy Retrofits (DERs) in public buildings, and shares in-depth insights into the current status of the major technologies, strategies and best practice examples of how to cost-effectively combine them. Case studies from the U.S.A. and Europe show that that Deep Energy Retrofit can be achieved with a limited core technologies bundle readily available on the market. Characteristics of some of these core technology measures depend on the technologies available on an individual nation’s market, on the minimum requirements of national standards, and on economics (as determined by a life cycle cost analysis). Also, requirements to building envelope-related technologies (e.g., insulation levels, windows, vapor and water barriers, and requirements for building airtightness) depend on specific climate conditions. This Guide provides best practice examples of how to apply these technologies in different construction situations. High levels of energy use reduction using core technology bundles along with improvements in indoor climate and thermal comfort can be only achieved when a Deep Energy Retrofit adopts a quality assurance process. In addition to design, construction, commissioning, and post-occupancy phases of the quality assurance process, the Guide emphasizes the importance of clearly and concisely formulating and documenting the Owner’s goals, expectations, and requirements for the renovated building during development of the statement of work. Another important component of the quality assurance process is a procurement phase, during which bidders’ qualifications, their understanding of the scope of work and its requirements, and their previous experience are analyzed. The building sector holds the potential for tremendous improvements in terms of energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions, and energy retrofits to the existing building stock represent a significant opportunity in the transiti

Sustainable Fuel Technologies Handbook Book

Sustainable Fuel Technologies Handbook


  • Author : Suman Dutta
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128225608

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Sustainable Fuel Technologies Handbook provides a thorough thermodynamic analysis of new and current methods to give detailed insight into energy efficiency processes. This book includes the production methods, storage systems, and applications in various engines, as well as the safety related issues associated with all stages of production, storage, and utilization. With a comparison of cost implications and a techno-economic evaluation checking the feasibility of sustainable fuel use, this handbook is an invaluable reference source for researchers, professionals, and scientists working in the field of sustainability. The present power from solar, biomass, wind, hydrogen and other forms of renewable energy generated from sustainable sources can be harvested by various means and utilized in a variety of industries, supporting the need for clean fuels in modern society. However, there is still limited global availability and insufficient storage, which are required for efficient and effective harvesting of sustainable fuels. Discusses new and innovative sustainable fuel technologies Provides an integrated approach for modern tools, methodologies, and indicators in sustainable technologies Evaluates advanced fuel technologies alongside other transformational options