Energy Positive Neighborhoods and Smart Energy Districts Book

Energy Positive Neighborhoods and Smart Energy Districts

  • Author : Antonello Monti
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128103982

Energy Positive Neighborhoods and Smart Energy Districts Excerpt :

Energy Positive Neighborhoods and Smart Energy Districts: Methods, Tools, and Experiences from the Field is a comprehensive guide to this highly interdisciplinary topic. Monti et. al’s combined experience make them the most qualified team of editors to explore the processes and tools involved in creating Energy Positive Neighborhoods and Smart Energy Districts in an urban setting. Tools include: A complete simulation library to quickly support the implementation of a model of the scenario A set of possible approaches to neighborhood energy optimization An open, extensible information model for neighbourhood asset description The structure of this book offers different reading paths to appeal to the very varied audience it addresses. It describes the process of adaption and the challenges faced by the decision makers, and also how simulation, optimisation, ICT approaches and business models are combined in a holistic and pragmatic way. It also offers possible business models and a means to quantify them to complete the development process. This book is suitable for students on muti-disciplinary energy engineering courses, energy practitioners, ICT vendors aiming to develop new services to target the building industry, and decision makers aiming to structure an urban renovation program. Delivers a significant amount of exclusive knowledge on the topics of energy positive neighborhoods and smart energy districts Allows readers to grasp the complexity of this interdisciplinary topic by providing access to well-structured processes and tools Includes real life examples of the transformation of two demonstration sites that illustrate the concepts discussed to add context and value to their implementation

Smart Cities and Positive Energy Districts Book

Smart Cities and Positive Energy Districts

  • Author : Paola Clerici Maestosi
  • Publisher : Mdpi AG
  • Release Date : 2021-08-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 3036511881

Smart Cities and Positive Energy Districts Excerpt :

Since their creation eight years ago, the EERA Joint Programmes and their participating institutions have accumulated important knowledge on specific topics of the programmes they carried out. This includes Smart Cities and Positive Energy Districts, which are not only crucial topics tackled by EERA Joint Programme in the Smart Cities Workplan, but also in H2020 as well as Horizon Europe or national calls, focusing on innovative solutions based on interdisciplinary approaches, which are needed to face the highly complex challenges in coming years, from sustainable urban development to emergencies in cities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The foreword of EERA JP in SC Special Issue 12018 highlighted the aim of the Special Issues series, which was, and still is, to support the growth of research networks in the EC framework. According to this, our ambition is to publish the most promising research and innovation projects which EERA JPonSC partners, and others, set up in the framework of H2020 Programme, to drive the attention to the fact that EERA JP on SC is one of the strong voices in research in Europe, capable of highlighting and integrating different solutions and points of view.

Energy Efficient Cities of Today and Tomorrow Book

Energy Efficient Cities of Today and Tomorrow

  • Author : Jukka Heinonen
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2021-04-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9783036503622

Energy Efficient Cities of Today and Tomorrow Excerpt :

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.

Handbook of Research on Developing Smart Cities Based on Digital Twins Book

Handbook of Research on Developing Smart Cities Based on Digital Twins

  • Author : Del Giudice, Matteo
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-01-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 674
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799870937

Handbook of Research on Developing Smart Cities Based on Digital Twins Excerpt :

The advent of connected, smart technologies for the built environment may promise a significant value that has to be reached to develop digital city models. At the international level, the role of digital twin is strictly related to massive amounts of data that need to be processed, which proposes several challenges in terms of digital technologies capability, computing, interoperability, simulation, calibration, and representation. In these terms, the development of 3D parametric models as digital twins to evaluate energy assessment of private and public buildings is considered one of the main challenges of the last years. The ability to gather, manage, and communicate contents related to energy saving in buildings for the development of smart cities must be considered a specificity in the age of connection to increase citizen awareness of these fields. The Handbook of Research on Developing Smart Cities Based on Digital Twins contains in-depth research focused on the description of methods, processes, and tools that can be adopted to achieve smart city goals. The book presents a valid medium for disseminating innovative data management methods related to smart city topics. While highlighting topics such as data visualization, a web-based ICT platform, and data-sharing methods, this book is ideally intended for researchers in the building industry, energy, and computer science fields; public administrators; building managers; and energy professionals along with practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in the implementation of smart technologies for the built environment.

Smart Cities  Issues and Challenges Book

Smart Cities Issues and Challenges

  • Author : Anna Visvizi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-06-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128166482

Smart Cities Issues and Challenges Excerpt :

Smart Cities: Issues and Challenges: Mapping Political, Social and Economic Risks and Threats serves as a primer on smart cities, providing readers with no prior knowledge on smart cities with an understanding of the current smart cities debates. Gathering cutting-edge research and insights from academics, practitioners and policymakers around the globe, it identifies and discusses the nascent threats and challenges contemporary urban areas face, highlighting the drivers and ways of navigating these issues in an effective manner. Uniquely providing a blend of conceptual academic analysis with empirical insights, the book produces policy recommendations that boost urban sustainability and resilience. Combines conceptual academic approaches with empirically-driven insights and best practices Offers new approaches and arguments from inter and multi-disciplinary perspectives Provides foundational knowledge and comparative insight from global case-studies that enable critical reflection and operationalization Generates policy recommendations that pave the way to debate and case-based planning

E3     A parametric model to evaluate trade offs between the Energetic  Economic  and Ecological lifecycle performance of building projects Book

E3 A parametric model to evaluate trade offs between the Energetic Economic and Ecological lifecycle performance of building projects

  • Author : Mira Conci
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-07-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : 9783658270865

E3 A parametric model to evaluate trade offs between the Energetic Economic and Ecological lifecycle performance of building projects Excerpt :

This doctoral dissertation presents a model to evaluate trade-offs between the energetic, economic, and environmental lifecycle performance of building projects. The model is explained so as to be replicable. The model is then applied for decision-making on different strategies for existing buildings in Germany. Results from the case-study show that current state-of-the-art building strategies considerably increase the risk of missing climate change mitigation targets in exchange to a relatively small economic improvement over innovative building strategies.

Smart City Emergence Book

Smart City Emergence

  • Author : Leonidas Anthopoulos
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-06-12
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128165843

Smart City Emergence Excerpt :

Smart City Emergence: Cases from around the World analyzes how smart cities are currently being conceptualized and implemented, examining the theoretical underpinnings and technologies that connect theory with tangible practice achievements. Using numerous cities from different regions around the globe, the book compares how smart cities of different sizes are evolving in different countries and continents. In addition, it examines the challenges cities face as they adopt the smart city concept, separating fact from fiction, with insights from scholars, government officials and vendors currently involved in smart city implementation. Utilizes a sound and systematic research methodology Includes a review of the latest research developments Contains, in each chapter, a brief summary of the case, an illustration of the theoretical context that lies behind the case, the case study itself, and conclusions showing learned outcomes Examines smart cities in relation to climate change, sustainability, natural disasters and community resiliency

Proceedings of the Third International Scientific Conference    Intelligent Information Technologies for Industry     IITI   18  Book

Proceedings of the Third International Scientific Conference Intelligent Information Technologies for Industry IITI 18

  • Author : Ajith Abraham
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-12-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030018214

Proceedings of the Third International Scientific Conference Intelligent Information Technologies for Industry IITI 18 Excerpt :

This book contains papers presented in the main track of IITI 2018, the Third International Scientific Conference on Intelligent Information Technologies for Industry held in Sochi, Russia on September 17–21. The conference was jointly co-organized by Rostov State Transport University (Russia) and VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava (Czech Republic) with the participation of Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence (RAAI). IITI 2018 was devoted to practical models and industrial applications related to intelligent information systems. It was considered as a meeting point for researchers and practitioners to enable the implementation of advanced information technologies into various industries. Nevertheless, some theoretical talks concerning the state-of-the-art in intelligent systems and soft computing were also included into proceedings.

Smart City Governance Book

Smart City Governance

  • Author : Alois Paulin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-11-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128165997

Smart City Governance Excerpt :

Smart City Governance examines public domain activities and services in the digital age, evaluating all facets of smart city e-governance that fosters a cohesive understanding for the emerging generation of advanced “digital natives. Exploring the tensions between political science and jurisprudence theories with the principles of societies and their alignment with legal systems, the book examines how governance systems can translate into the digital domain, addressing both the technical and legal dimensions. It offers a model for the technological foundation of governance, discussing existing technological components. The book concludes with a section on outlooks for further research. Explores the development of sustainable governance by examining how public domain governance can leverage the full potential of smart city technologies Provides insights on the technical side of smart city governance Fuels discussions on how tomorrow’s urban public institutions can contribute to a more inclusive and participatory society Provides a system architecture blueprint based on the insights and lessons learned

AETA 2018   Recent Advances in Electrical Engineering and Related Sciences  Theory and Application Book

AETA 2018 Recent Advances in Electrical Engineering and Related Sciences Theory and Application

  • Author : Ivan Zelinka
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-04-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 994
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030149079

AETA 2018 Recent Advances in Electrical Engineering and Related Sciences Theory and Application Excerpt :

These proceedings address a broad range of topic areas, including telecommunication, power systems, digital signal processing, robotics, control systems, renewable energy, power electronics, soft computing and more. Today’s world is based on vitally important technologies that combine e.g. electronics, cybernetics, computer science, telecommunication, and physics. However, since the advent of these technologies, we have been confronted with numerous technological challenges such as finding optimal solutions to various problems regarding controlling technologies, signal processing, power source design, robotics, etc. Readers will find papers on these and other topics, which share fresh ideas and provide state-of-the-art overviews. They will also benefit practitioners, who can easily apply the issues discussed here to solve real-life problems in their own work. Accordingly, the proceedings offer a valuable resource for all scientists and engineers pursuing research and applications in the above-mentioned fields.

Technological Transitions and System Innovations Book

Technological Transitions and System Innovations

  • Author : Frank W. Geels
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 184542459X

Technological Transitions and System Innovations Excerpt :

This important book addresses how long term and large scale shifts from one socio-technical system to another come about, using insights from evolutionary economics, sociology of technology and innovation studies. These major changes involve not just technological changes, but also changes in markets, regulation, culture, industrial networks and infrastructure. The book develops a multi-level perspective, arguing that transitions take place through the alignment of multiple processes at three levels: niche, regime and landscape. This perspective is illustrated by detailed historical case studies: the transition from sailing ships to steamships, the transition from horse-and-carriage to automobiles and the transition from propeller-piston engine aircraft to turbojets. This book will be of great interest to researchers in innovation studies, evolutionary economics, sociology of technology and environmental studies. It will also be useful for policy makers involved in long-term sustainability and systems transitions issues.

Advances in Energy System Optimization Book

Advances in Energy System Optimization

  • Author : Valentin Bertsch
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • Genre: Commerce
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030321574

Advances in Energy System Optimization Excerpt :

The papers presented in this open access book address diverse challenges in decarbonizing energy systems, ranging from operational to investment planning problems, from market economics to technical and environmental considerations, from distribution grids to transmission grids, and from theoretical considerations to data provision concerns and applied case studies. While most papers have a clear methodological focus, they address policy-relevant questions at the same time. The target audience therefore includes academics and experts in industry as well as policy makers, who are interested in state-of-the-art quantitative modelling of policy relevant problems in energy systems. The 2nd International Symposium on Energy System Optimization (ISESO 2018) was held at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) under the symposium theme "Bridging the Gap Between Mathematical Modelling and Policy Support" on October 10th and 11th 2018. ISESO 2018 was organized by the KIT, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), the Heidelberg University, the German Aerospace Center and the University of Stuttgart.

Drawdown Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings


  • Author : Paul Hawken
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524704650

Drawdown Excerpt :

• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in th

Sustainable Urbanism Book

Sustainable Urbanism

  • Author : Douglas Farr
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-01-09
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118174517

Sustainable Urbanism Excerpt :

Written by the chair of the LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) initiative, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature is both an urgent call to action and a comprehensive introduction to "sustainable urbanism"--the emerging and growing design reform movement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable and diverse places with the need to build high-performance infrastructure and buildings. Providing a historic perspective on the standards and regulations that got us to where we are today in terms of urban lifestyle and attempts at reform, Douglas Farr makes a powerful case for sustainable urbanism, showing where we went wrong, and where we need to go. He then explains how to implement sustainable urbanism through leadership and communication in cities, communities, and neighborhoods. Essays written by Farr and others delve into such issues as: Increasing sustainability through density. Integrating transportation and land use. Creating sustainable neighborhoods, including housing, car-free areas, locally-owned stores, walkable neighborhoods, and universal accessibility. The health and environmental benefits of linking humans to nature, including walk-to open spaces, neighborhood stormwater systems and waste treatment, and food production. High performance buildings and district energy systems. Enriching the argument are in-depth case studies in sustainable urbanism, from BedZED in London, England and Newington in Sydney, Australia, to New Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, California and Dongtan, Shanghai, China. An epilogue looks to the future of sustainable urbanism over the next 200 years. At once solidly researched and passionately argued, Sustainable Urbanism is the ideal guidebook for urban designers, planners, and architects who are eager to make a positive impact on our--and our descendants'--buildings, cities, and lives.

Application of Smart Grid Technologies Book

Application of Smart Grid Technologies

  • Author : Lisa Lamont
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128031438

Application of Smart Grid Technologies Excerpt :

Application of Smart Grid Technologies: Case Studies in Saving Electricity in Different Parts of the World provides a wide international view of smart grid technologies and their implementation in all regions of the globe. A brief overview of smart grid concepts and state-of-the art technologies is followed by sections that highlight smart grid experiences in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe and Australasia. Chapters address select countries or sub-regions, presenting their local technological needs and specificities, status of smart grid implementation, technologies of choice, impacts on their electricity markets, and future trends. Similar chapter makes it easier to compare these experiences. In a time when the smart grid is becoming a worldwide reality, this book is ideal for professionals in power transmission and distribution companies, as well as students and researchers in the same field. It is also useful for those involved in energy management and policymaking. Presents the status and challenges of smart grid technologies and their implementation around the globe Includes global case studies written by local experts and organized for easy comparison Provides a brief overview of smart grid concepts and currently available technologies