Eco efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs Book

Eco efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-02-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782424017

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Eco efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs Excerpt :

Climate change is one of the most important environmental problems faced by Planet Earth. The majority of CO2 emissions come from burning fossil fuels for energy production and improvements in energy efficiency shows the greatest potential for any single strategy to abate global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the energy sector. Energy related emissions account for almost 80% of the EU's total greenhouse gas emissions. The building sector is the largest energy user responsible for about 40% of the EU’s total final energy consumption. In Europe the number of installed air conditioning systems has increased 500% over the last 20 years, but in that same period energy cooling needs have increased more than 20 times. The increase in energy cooling needs relates to the current higher living and working standards. In urban environments with low outdoor air quality (the general case) this means that in summer-time one cannot count on natural ventilation to reduce cooling needs. Do not forget the synergistic effect between heat waves and air pollution which means that outdoor air quality is worse in the summer aggravating cooling needs. Over the next few years this phenomenon will become much worse because more people will live in cities, more than 2 billion by 2050 and global warming will aggravate cooling needs. An overview of materials to lessen the impact of urban heat islands Excellent coverage of building materials to reduce air condtioning needs Innovative products discussed such as Thermo and Electrochromic materials

Eco efficient Materials for Reducing Cooling Needs in Buildings and Construction Book

Eco efficient Materials for Reducing Cooling Needs in Buildings and Construction


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128209431

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Eco efficient Materials for Reducing Cooling Needs in Buildings and Construction Excerpt :

Eco-efficient Materials for Reducing Cooling Needs in Buildings and Construction: Design, Properties and Applications provides a comprehensive review on building envelope materials and technologies for reducing cooling needs in buildings. The book offers in-depth analysis of the performance of new innovative materials and technologies used in pavements, facade and roofing materials, PCMs and chromogenic smart materials. Includes practical case study examples of their applications in building and construction. The book is an essential reference resource for researchers, architects and civil engineers, city planners, product developers, manufacturers, and other professionals working in eco-efficient cooling materials and sustainable and zero-energy building design. Offers a comprehensive review of building envelope materials and technologies for reducing cooling needs Features practical case studies, which are fundamental for building design and applications Provides in-depth analysis of performance for different materials and technologies Features brand new chapters on pavements, facade and roofing materials, PCMs and chromogenic smart materials

Eco efficient Pavement Construction Materials Book

Eco efficient Pavement Construction Materials


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128189825

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Eco efficient Pavement Construction Materials Excerpt :

Eco-efficient Pavement Construction Materials acquaints engineers with research findings on new eco-efficient pavement materials and how they can be incorporated into future pavements. Divided into three distinctive parts, the book emphasizes current research topics such as pavements with recycled waste, pavements for climate change mitigation, self-healing pavements, and pavements with energy harvesting potential. Part One considers techniques for recycling, Part Two reviews the contribution of pavements for climate change mitigation, including cool pavements, the development of new coatings for high albedo targets, and the design of pervious pavements. Finally, Part Three focuses on self-healing pavements, addressing novel materials and design and performance. Finally, the book discusses the case of pavements with energy harvesting potential, addressing different technologies on this field. Offers a clear and concise lifecycle assessment of asphalt pavement recycling for greenhouse gas emission with temporal aspects Applies key research trends to green the pavement industry Includes techniques for recycling waste materials, the design of cool pavements, self-healing mechanisms, and key steps in energy harvesting

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 Excerpt :

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

Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency Book

Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency


  • Author : F. Pacheco Torgal
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-02-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319275055

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Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency Excerpt :

This book presents the current state of knowledge on nanomaterials and their use in buildings, ranging from glazing and vacuum insulation to PCM composites. It also discusses recent applications in organic photovoltaics, photo-bioreactors, bioplastics and foams, making it an exciting read while also providing copious references to current research and applications for those wanting to pursue possible future research directions. Derek Clements-Croome, Emeritus Professor in Architectural Engineering, University of Reading (From the Foreword) Demonstrating how higher energy efficiency in new and existing buildings can help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, this book details the way in which new technologies, manufacturing processes and products can serve to abate emissions from the energy sector and offer a cost-effective means of improving competitiveness and drive employment. Maximizing reader insights into how nano and biotech materials – such as aerogel based plasters, thermochromic glazings and thermal energy adsorbing glass, amongst others – can provide high energy efficiency performance in buildings, it provides practitioners in the field with an important high-tech tool to tackle key challenges and is essential reading for civil engineers, architects, materials scientists and researchers in the area of the sustainability of the built environment.

Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering Book

Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco Torgal
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-08-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 437
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319092874

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Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering Excerpt :

Putting forward an innovative approach to solving current technological problems faced by human society, this book encompasses a holistic way of perceiving the potential of natural systems. Nature has developed several materials and processes which both maintain an optimal performance and are also totally biodegradable, properties which can be used in civil engineering. Delivering the latest research findings to building industry professionals and other practitioners, as well as containing information useful to the public, ‘Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering’ serves as an important tool to tackle the challenges of a more sustainable construction industry and the future of buildings.

Nanotechnology in Eco efficient Construction Book

Nanotechnology in Eco efficient Construction


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081026427

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Nanotechnology in Eco efficient Construction Excerpt :

Covering the latest technologies, Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction provides an authoritative guide to the role of nanotechnology in the development of eco-efficient construction materials and sustainable construction. The book contains a special focus on applications concerning concrete and cement, as nanotechnology is driving significant development in concrete technologies. The new edition has 14 new chapters, including 3 new parts: Mortars and concrete related applications; Applications for pavements and other structural materials; and Toxicity, safety handling and environmental impacts. Civil engineers requiring an understanding of eco-efficient construction materials, as well as researchers and architects within any field of nanotechnology, eco-efficient materials or the construction industry will find this updated reference to be highly valuable. Addresses issues such as toxicity and LCA aspects New chapters covering safety handling on occupational exposure of nanoparticles and the assessment of personal exposure to airborne nanomaterials Discusses the effects of adding nano-particles on the durability and on the properties of geopolymers

Transparent Conductive Materials Book
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Transparent Conductive Materials


  • Author : David Levy
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-04-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527342075

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Transparent Conductive Materials Excerpt :

Edited by well-known pioneers in the field, this handbook and ready reference provides a comprehensive overview of transparent conductive materials with a strong application focus. Following an introduction to the materials and recent developments, subsequent chapters discuss the synthesis and characterization as well as the deposition techniques that are commonly used for energy harvesting and light emitting applications. Finally, the book concludes with a look at future technological advances. All-encompassing and up-to-date, this interdisciplinary text runs the gamut from chemistry and materials science to engineering, from academia to industry, and from fundamental challenges to readily available applications.

Bionics and Sustainable Design Book

Bionics and Sustainable Design


  • Author : Felipe Luis Palombini
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-05-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811918124

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Bionics and Sustainable Design Excerpt :

This book includes both theoretical conceptualization and practical applications in the fields of product design, architecture, engineering, and materials. The book aimed to inspire scholars and professionals to look at nature as a source of inspiration for developing new project solutions. Moreover, being one of the literature’s first direct associations of bionics with sustainability, the book can be used as a reference for those who seek to know more about the theory of bioinspired applications, as well as new technologies, methods, materials, and processes.

Start Up Creation Book

Start Up Creation


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-14
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081005491

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Start-Up Creation: The Smart Eco-efficient Built Environment provides a state-of-the-art review on high-technology applications and explains how these can be applied to improve the eco-efficiency of the built environment. Divided into four main parts, the book explains the key factors behind successful startup companies that grow from university research, including the development of a business plan, the importance of intellectual property, necessary entrepreneurial skills, and innovative thinking. Part Two presents the latest research findings on nano and bio-based technologies and their application and use to the energy efficiency of the built environment. Part Three focuses on the use of genetic algorithms, Big Data, and the Internet of Things applications. Finally, the book ends with an entire section dedicated to App development using selected case studies that illustrate their application and use for monitoring building energy-efficiency. Presents a definitive guide for startups that arise from college and university research, and how the application of advanced technologies can be applied to the built environment Includes case studies on new advanced technologies and apps development Links startup creation to the eco-efficient built environment through software applications

Eco efficient Masonry Bricks and Blocks Book

Eco efficient Masonry Bricks and Blocks


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-11-27
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 548
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782423188

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Eco efficient Masonry Bricks and Blocks Excerpt :

Masonry walls constitute the interface between the building’s interior and the outdoor environment. Masonry walls are traditionally composed of fired-clay bricks (solid or perforated) or blocks (concrete or earth-based), but in the past (and even in the present) they were often associated as needing an extra special thermal and acoustical insulation layer. However, over more recent years investigations on thermal and acoustical features has led to the development of new improved bricks and blocks that no longer need these insulation layers. Traditional masonry units (fired-clay bricks, concrete or earth-based blocks) that don’t offer improved performance in terms of thermal and acoustical insulation are a symbol of a low-technology past, that are far removed from the demands of sustainable construction. This book provides an up-to-date state-of-the-art review on the eco-efficiency of masonry units, particular emphasis is placed on the design, properties, performance, durability and LCA of these materials. Since masonry units are also an excellent way to reuse bulk industrial waste the book will be important in the context of the Revised Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC which states that the minimum reuse and recycling targets for construction and demolition waste (CDW) should be at least 70% by 2020. On the 9th of March 2011 the European Union approved the Regulation (EU) 305/2011, known as the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and it will be enforced after the 1st of July 2013. The future commercialization of construction materials in Europe makes their environmental assessment mandatory meaning that more information related to the environmental performance of building materials is much needed. Provides an authoritative guide to the eco-efficiency of masonry units Examines the reuse of waste materials Covers a range of materials including, clay, cement, earth and pumice

Urban Microclimate Modelling for Comfort and Energy Studies Book

Urban Microclimate Modelling for Comfort and Energy Studies


  • Author : Massimo Palme
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-08
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 556
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030654214

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Urban Microclimate Modelling for Comfort and Energy Studies Excerpt :

​​This book discusses urban microclimate and heat-related risks in urban areas, brought on by the combination of global climate change effects and local modification of climate determined by extensive urbanization such as the ‘Urban heat island’ phenomenon. This matter is relevant to almost all urbanized areas in the world, where the increase of urban population and air temperature is expected to endanger both the overall health of the population and the energy supply for the functioning of urban systems. The book details the inter-relationship between urban morphology, microclimate and building energy performance and presents a multidisciplinary approach that brings together Urban Climatology, Engineering and Architectural knowledge to support the development of reliable models and tools for research and practice. This book is a useful tool for architects and building energy modelers, urban planners and geographers who need a practical guide to realize basic urban microclimate simulation for use in both academic research and planning practice.

Nanotechnology for Energy Sustainability Book

Nanotechnology for Energy Sustainability


  • Author : Baldev Raj
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-01-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1316
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527696147

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Nanotechnology for Energy Sustainability Excerpt :

In three handy volumes, this ready reference provides a detailed overview of nanotechnology as it is applied to energy sustainability. Clearly structured, following an introduction, the first part of the book is dedicated to energy production, renewable energy, energy storage, energy distribution, and energy conversion and harvesting. The second part then goes on to discuss nano-enabled materials, energy conservation and management, technological and intellectual property-related issues and markets and environmental remediation. The text concludes with a look at and recommendations for future technology advances. An essential handbook for all experts in the field - from academic researchers and engineers to developers in industry.

3rd International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Clean and Sustainable Development Book

3rd International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Clean and Sustainable Development


  • Author : Deepankar Kumar Ashish
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-11-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 586
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030514853

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3rd International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Clean and Sustainable Development Excerpt :

This book gathers peer-reviewed contributions presented at the 3rd International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Clean and Sustainable Development, held in Chandigarh, India, on February 19-21, 2020. The respective papers focus on sustainable materials science and cover topics including the durability and sustainability of concrete, green materials in construction, economics of cleaner production, environmental impact mitigation, innovative materials for sustainable construction, performance and sustainability of special concrete, renewable energy infrastructure, sustainability in road construction, sustainable concrete, sustainable construction materials, waste minimization & management, prevention and management of water pollution, and zero-energy buildings.

Technological Applications of Nanomaterials Book

Technological Applications of Nanomaterials


  • Author : Annelise Kopp Alves
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-10-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030869014

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Technological Applications of Nanomaterials Excerpt :

This book contains an overview of novel synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanomaterials. Based on an extensive state-of-the-art literature survey and results obtained from researches during the past years, this book presents techniques and special applications of classical and modern nanomaterials. This book reviews different nanomaterials, from the synthesis and characterization of diverse materials to modern applications such as viral detection, hyperthermia, thermoelectric, nano-coatings, electrochromic, pigments, among others. This book is aimed at students, researchers, and engineers who seek general scientific knowledge about nanomaterials with an application-oriented approach.