Roof Cooling Techniques Book

Roof Cooling Techniques


  • Author : Evyatar Erell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-04-03
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136557835

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Roof Cooling Techniques Excerpt :

Natural heating and cooling of buildings helps to improve energy efficiency in the built environment. This book considers the principles of roof design and specific systems and cooling techniques. The authors explain the fundamental principles of roof cooling and describe in detail the relevant components, applications, built precedents, recent experimental work and key design considerations. Specific systems and techniques are examined, including the main advantages and disadvantages of each strategy. Environmental functions are considered in terms of protective strategies and selective strategies. Protective strategies include solar control, thermal insulation, heat storage and thermal inertia. Selective strategies include radiative, evaporative and convective cooling and planting of roofs. Traditional and current roof construction practices are described, exemplified by case studies from across Europe. Including a free CD-ROM with software that enables readers to evaluate their own designs, this book will be invaluable for architects and engineers who wish to create buildings that are more energy-efficient.

Roof Cooling Techniques Book

Roof Cooling Techniques


  • Author : Evyatar Erell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-04-03
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136557842

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Roof Cooling Techniques Excerpt :

Natural heating and cooling of buildings helps to improve energy efficiency in the built environment. This book considers the principles of roof design and specific systems and cooling techniques. The authors explain the fundamental principles of roof cooling and describe in detail the relevant components, applications, built precedents, recent experimental work and key design considerations. Specific systems and techniques are examined, including the main advantages and disadvantages of each strategy. Environmental functions are considered in terms of protective strategies and selective strategies. Protective strategies include solar control, thermal insulation, heat storage and thermal inertia. Selective strategies include radiative, evaporative and convective cooling and planting of roofs. Traditional and current roof construction practices are described, exemplified by case studies from across Europe. Including a free CD-ROM with software that enables readers to evaluate their own designs, this book will be invaluable for architects and engineers who wish to create buildings that are more energy-efficient.

Towards Nearly Zero Energy Book

Towards Nearly Zero Energy


  • Author : Annarita Ferrante
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2016-02-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081007402

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Towards Nearly Zero Energy Excerpt :

Towards Nearly Zero Energy: Urban Settings in the Mediterranean Climate discusses tactics that can be used to effectively reduce energy consumption towards zero energy. With energy usage in buildings accounting for over 40% of primary energy use and 24% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, this remains an unavoidable objective. The book looks at the life of the systems of energy production from renewable sources amidst the exceptionally challenging global economic crisis that the Mediterranean areas and other societies are currently experiencing. By using an innovative and interdisciplinary approach of socio-oriented technological design, the book indicates tools and measures that can be developed at the public, legislative, and market levels to counterbalance the large pay-back times of energy efficiency measures. In particular, the book displays guidelines and best practices to activate new forms of economic incentives in order to attract potential investors that demonstrate that a large set of possible solutions is technically feasible to achieve nearly zero energy, even in high energy consuming circumstances and urban settings. Furthermore, by discussing and comparing the economic and energy impact of different technology options, this work offers guidelines and best practices to activate new cost-effective forms and social incentives in order to attract both potential investors and motivate the urban stakeholders toward nearly zero energy. Strategies and zero energy solutions for practitioners Policy s and economic resolutions to combat legislative barriers Examples and case studies of nearly zero energy urban environments

Advances in Passive Cooling Book

Advances in Passive Cooling


  • Author : Mat Santamouris
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-05-16
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136547331

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Following a rapid increase in the use of air conditioning in buildings of all types, the energy demand for powering such devices has become a significant cause for concern. Passive cooling is increasingly being thought of as the best alternative to air conditioning. This book offers the latest knowledge and techniques on passive cooling, enabling building professionals to understand the state of the art and employ relevant new strategies. With separate chapters on comfort, urban microclimate, solar control, ventilation, ground cooling and evaporative and radiative cooling, this authoritative text will also be invaluable for architects, engineers and students working on building physics and low-energy design. Advances in Passive Cooling is part of the BEST series, edited by Mat Santamouris. The aim of the series is to present the most current, high quality theoretical and application oriented material in the field of solar energy and energy efficient buildings. Leading international experts cover the strategies and technologies that form the basis of high-performance, sustainable buildings, crucial to enhancing our built and urban environment.

Architecture   Sustainable Development  vol 2  Book

Architecture Sustainable Development vol 2


  • Author : Magali Bodart
  • Publisher : Presses univ. de Louvain
  • Release Date : 2011-07-01
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9782874632778

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This book of Proceedings presents the latest thinking and research in the rapidly evolving world of architecture and sustainable development through 255 selected papers by authors coming from over 60 countries.

Heat Transfer 1994 Book

Heat Transfer 1994


  • Author : G. F. Hewitt
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 3500
  • ISBN 10 : 1560323345

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ICASISET 2020 Book

ICASISET 2020


  • Author : Mahalingam Sundhararajan
  • Publisher : European Alliance for Innovation
  • Release Date : 2021-01-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 891
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631902864

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ICASISET 2020 Excerpt :

We are delighted to introduce the proceedings of the first edition of the 2020 European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) International Conference on Advanced Scientific Innovation in Science, Engineering and Technology. This conference has brought innovative academics, industrial experts researchers, developers and practitioners around the world in the field of Science, Engineering and Technology to a common forum. The technical program of ICASISET 2020 consisted of 97 full papers, including 6 invited papers in oral presentation sessions at the main conference tracks. The conference tracks were: Innovative Computing, Advanced innovation technology in Communication, Industry automation, hydrogen hybrid machine, computing in medical applications, Image processing and Internet of Things (IoT) and application. Aside from the high-quality technical paper presentations, the technical program also featured two keynote speeches, one invited talk and two technical workshops. The two keynote speeches were Dr. Hoshang Kolivand, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John moores University, United Kingdom and Dr. Sheldon Williamson from Canada Research Chair in Electric Energy Storage Systems for Transportation Electrification and Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering, Ontario Tech University. The two workshops organized were in the topics of Machine learning and Industrial applications. The workshop aimed to gain insights into key challenges, understanding and design criteria of employing recent technologies to develop and implement computational techniques and applications.

Advances in Building Energy Research Book

Advances in Building Energy Research


  • Author : Mat Santamouris
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-09-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136532771

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Advances in Building Energy Research (ABER) offers state-of-the-art information on the environmental science and performance of buildings, linking new technologies and methodologies with the latest research on systems, simulations and standards. As stringently reviewed as a journal but with the breadth of a book, this annual volume brings together invited contributions from the foremost international experts on energy efficiency and environmental quality of buildings. Spanning a broad range of technical subjects, this is a 'must have' reference on global developments in the field, suitable for architects and building engineers, environmental engineers, industry professionals, students, teachers and researchers in building science, technical libraries and laboratories.

Solar Energy Update Book

Solar Energy Update


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984-04
  • Genre: Solar energy
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000090175278

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Cooling the Cities Book
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Cooling the Cities


  • Author : Matheos Santamouris
  • Publisher : Presses des MINES
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Air conditioning
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9782911762543

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Cooling the Cities Excerpt :

The power consumption due to air-conditioning of buildings becomes particularly significant in an urban environment because the temperature of the air of dense urban districts is higher than in the suburbs. This phenomenon, as well as the increase in the standards of living and other factors namely heatwaves, contribute to the growth of the traditionally low demand for artificial air-conditioning in Europe. Case studies make it possible to measure the heat island effect (the accumulation of heat in cities), to characterize the additional electricity consumption of the buildings in an urban environment, and to give an overall picture of the practices, techniques and materials which can help to cool the cities. Priority is given to the practices which avoid the need for artificial air-conditioning by taking into account the environment, the use of vegetation and " cool " materials for the construction of pavements and buildings. For the remaining needs for air-conditioning, the present systems of air-conditioning can also become more energy efficient. Case studies conducted in Seville made it possible to measure the dispersion of the needs for air-conditioning around their average value for the various zones of the city. One of the case studies evaluates the benefit associated with the systematic plantation of trees and other plants in Athens. Another case study relates to Paris and estimates the importance of centralized solutions for air-conditioning in an urban environment. This book results from a study launched by the European Commission and is written by authors from three European countries very concerned by heatwaves and their effects downtown : Greece (Athens), Spain (Seville) and France (Paris). All of them are professors or researchers in very high level laboratories (Group Building Environmental Studies in Athens University, Energy Laboratory in Ecole des Mines de Paris and in Seville University).

Carbon Neutral Architectural Design Book

Carbon Neutral Architectural Design


  • Author : Pablo M. La Roche
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-14
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498714303

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Carbon Neutral Architectural Design Excerpt :

The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. While it is possible to reduce emissions through climate-responsive design, many architects are not trained to do this. Filling an urgent need for a design reference in this emerging field, this book describes how to reduce building-related greenhouse gas emissions through appropriate design techniques. It presents strategies to achieve CO2 reductions, with an emphasis on control of energy flows through the building envelope and passive heating and cooling strategies. This new, revised edition is updated throughout, and includes a new chapter on building simulations.

Recent Advances in Mechanical Infrastructure Book

Recent Advances in Mechanical Infrastructure


  • Author : Ajit Kumar Parwani
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811676604

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The book presents latest research-based innovations in the field of mechanical infrastructure presented in the International Conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical Infrastructure (ICRAM 2021). The broad research topics presented in this book are recent advances in thermal infrastructure: This includes aerodynamics, renewable energy, computational fluid dynamics, carbon dioxide capture and sequestration, energy and thermo-fluids, fluid dynamics, fuels and combustion, heat and mass transfer, internal combustion engine, and refrigeration and air conditioning. Recent advances in manufacturing infrastructure includes green manufacturing, instrumentation and control, material characterization, manufacturing techniques, rapid prototyping, polymers, and composites. Recent advances in infrastructure planning and design includes applied mechanics, bio-mechanics, computer-aided engineering design, finite element analysis, industrial tribology, machine design, robotics and automation, dynamics and vibration, industrial engineering, and optimization.

Green and Smart Technologies for Smart Cities Book

Green and Smart Technologies for Smart Cities


  • Author : Pradeep Tomar
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-06
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429846908

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Green and Smart Technologies for Smart Cities Excerpt :

The book starts with an overview of the role of cities in climate change and environmental pollution worldwide, followed by the concept description of smart cities and their expected features, focusing on green technology innovation. This book explores the energy management strategies required to minimize the need for huge investments in high-capacity transmission lines from distant power plants. A new range of renewable energy technologies modified for installation in cities like small wind turbines, micro-CHP and heat pumps are described. The overall objective of this book is to explore all the green and smart technologies for designing green smart cities.

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

Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings Book

Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings


  • Author : Umberto Desideri
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2018-11-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 858
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128128183

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Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A Life Cycle Approach offers a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the subject with a further focus on the Life Cycle. The editors, renowned academics, invited a diverse group of researchers to develop original chapters for the book and managed to well integrate all contributions in a consistent volume. Sections cover the role of the building sector on energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, international technical standards, laws and regulations, building energy efficiency and zero energy consumption buildings, the life cycle assessment of buildings, from construction to decommissioning, and other timely topics. The multidisciplinary approach to the subject makes it valuable for researchers and industry based Civil, Construction, and Architectural Engineers. Researchers in related fields as built environment, energy and sustainability at an urban scale will also benefit from the books integrated perspective. Presents a complete and thorough coverage of energy efficiency in buildings Provides an integrated approach to all the different elements that impact energy efficiency Contains coverage of worldwide regulation