Solar Energy in Buildings Book

Solar Energy in Buildings


  • Author : Dorota Chwieduk
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-06-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124105218

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Solar Energy in Buildings Excerpt :

Solar Energy in Buildings presents solar radiation fundamentals and their applications in buildings, supported by theoretical analysis and results of original simulation studies in solar energy availability, collection, and conversion for both active and passive use. In-depth coverage of energy balance and heat transfer in building envelopes is supported by the inclusion of calculations and case studies, while contextualizing within an integrated design approach. Explains the best uses of cutting-edge advances such as concentrated solar thermal, thermoelectric and polymetric materials Covers active and passive solar collection and conversion systems Provides energy balance calculations and case studies deriving from real installations connect theory and practice

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.

Solar Energy Book

Solar Energy


  • Author : Andy Walker
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-08-07
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118416549

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Solar Energy Excerpt :

Solar Energy is an authoritative reference on the design of solar energy systems in building projects, with applications, operating principles, and simple tools for the construction, engineering, and design professional. The book simplifies the solar design and engineering process, providing sample documentation and special tools that provide all the information needed for the complete design of a solar energy system for buildings to enable mainstream MEP and design firms, and not just solar energy specialists, to meet the growing demand for solar energy systems in building projects.

Designing with Solar Power Book

Designing with Solar Power


  • Author : Deo Prasad
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-04-23
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134032501

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Designing with Solar Power is the result of international collaborative research and development work carried out within the framework of the International Energy Agency's Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) and performed within its Task 7 on 'Photovoltaic power systems in the built environment'. Each chapter of this precisely detailed and informative book has been prepared by an international expert in a specific area related to the development, use and application of building-integrated photovoltaics (BiPV). Chapters not only cover the basics of solar power and electrical concepts, but also investigate the ways in which photovoltaics can be integrated into the design and creation of buildings equipped for the demands of the 21st century. The potential for BiPV, in both buildings and other structures, is explored together with broader issues such as market deployment, and international marketing and government strategies. In addition, more than 20 contemporary international case studies describe in detail how building-integrated photovoltaics have been applied to new and existing buildings, and discuss the architectural and technical quality, and the success of various strategies. Packed with photographs and illustrations, this book is an invaluable companion for architects, builders, designers, engineers, students and all involved with the exciting possibilities of building-integrated photovoltaics.

Zero Energy Buildings Book

Zero Energy Buildings


  • Author : Jesus Alberto Pulido Arcas
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-12-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789852455

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The building industry is one of the largest energy consumers and countries all over the world are striving to design buildings that satisfy the user’s expectations while containing their energy consumption. In this context, zero-energy buildings have emerged as a technological paradigm that can solve this global issue, but its implementation in different contexts has brought a profound debate about its technical, social, and environmental limitations. Thanks to contributions from a variety of scholars from different countries, this book explores different aspects of the zero-energy buildings and gives the reader a broad view of the feasibility of implementation in different contexts.

Solar Technologies for Buildings Book

Solar Technologies for Buildings


  • Author : Ursula Eicker
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2006-08-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470865064

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Solar Technologies for Buildings Excerpt :

A complete overview of solar technologies relevant to the built environment, including solar thermal energy for heating and cooling, passive solar energy for daylighting and heating supply, and photovoltaics for electricity production Provides practical examples and calculations to enable component and system simulation e.g. Calculation of U-values, I-V curve parameters and radiance distribution modelling Discusses the new trends in thermal energy use, including the architectural integration of collector systems, integrated ventilation photovoltaics facades and solar powered absorption cooling systems Coverage of cutting-edge applications such as active and passive cooling techniques and results from ongoing research projects

Thermal Analysis and Design of Passive Solar Buildings Book

Thermal Analysis and Design of Passive Solar Buildings


  • Author : AK Athienitis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-18
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134274215

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Thermal Analysis and Design of Passive Solar Buildings Excerpt :

Passive solar design techniques are becoming increasingly important in building design. This design reference book takes the building engineer or physicist step-by-step through the thermal analysis and design of passive solar buildings. In particular it emphasises two important topics: the maximum utilization of available solar energy and thermal storage, and the sizing of an appropriate auxiliary heating/cooling system in conjunction with good thermal control. Thermal Analysis and Design of Passive Solar Buildings is an important contribution towards the optimization of buildings as systems that act as natural filters between the indoor and outdoor environments, while maximizing the utilization of solar energy. As such it will be an essential source of information to engineers, architects, HVAC engineers and building physicists.

Building Integrated Solar Energy Systems Book

Building Integrated Solar Energy Systems


  • Author : Robert E. Parkin
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 623
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498727822

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Building Integrated Solar Energy Systems Excerpt :

This book presents techniques for building and optimizing structures with integrated solar energy systems. It describes active solar systems such as photovoltaics and parabolic concentrators as well as passive solar systems and covers optimal materials to use, daylighting, shading, solar blinds, rock and water energy storage and more. It discusses the best ways to site a solar structure considering exposure, elevation, slope, clearance, wind protection, etc. The book includes numerous full-color figures and more than 100 MATLAB® files.

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Buildings Book

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Buildings


  • Author : Ali Sayigh
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-08-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1006
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030184889

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Renewable Energy and Sustainable Buildings Excerpt :

This book contains selected papers presented during the World Renewable Energy Network’s 28thanniversary congress at the University of Kingston in London. The forum highlighted the integration of renewables and sustainable buildings as the best means to combat climate change. In-depth chapters written by the world’s leading experts highlight the most current research and technological breakthroughs and discuss policy, renewable energy technologies and applications in all sectors – for heating and cooling, agricultural applications, water, desalination, industrial applications and for the transport sectors. Presents cutting-edge research in green building and renewable energy from all over the world; Covers the most up-to-date research developments, government policies, business models, best practices and innovations; Contains case studies and examples to enhance practical application of the technologies.

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.

Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings Book

Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings


  • Author : Jean-Christophe Hadorn
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-09-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9783433030400

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Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings Excerpt :

The combination of heat pumps and solar components is a recent development and has great potential for improving the energy efficiency of house and hot water heating systems. As a consequence, it can enhance the energy footprint of a building substantially. This work compares different systems, analyses their performance and illustrates monitoring techniques. It helps the reader to design, simulate and assess solar and heat pump systems. Good examples of built systems are discussed in detail and advice is given on how to design the most efficient system. This book is the first one about this combination of components and presents the state of the art of this technology. It is based on a joint research project of two programmes of the International Energy Agency: the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) and the Heat Pump Programme. More than 50 experts from 13 countries have participated in this research.

Energy Conservation in Buildings Book

Energy Conservation in Buildings


  • Author : A. A. M. Sayigh
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 493
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080984575

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Energy Conservation in Buildings Excerpt :

The NORTHSUN 90 conference provided a forum for scientists from high latitude countries to discuss their experience of solar energy. The book is divided into two parts, Part One deals with energy conservation and management in buildings and solar and low energy architecture. Part Two covers all aspects of renewable energy; materials science and photovoltaic conversion, weather data, heating and cooling of buildings, hot water systems, wave energy, geothermal energy, energy storage, country programmes and other related topics. In northern latitudes energy savings in buildings of up to 50% can be achieved. NORTHSUN 90 encouraged the attainment of this goal, promoting the use of solar energy in heating and collective work on solar projects of direct benefit to the region.

Advancements in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency Book

Advancements in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency


  • Author : González-Lezcano, Roberto A.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-06-18
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799870258

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Advancements in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency Excerpt :

Thermal comfort and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues have gained significant interest in the scientific and technical community involved in building performance analysis and other related subjects. In terms of thermal comfort, the achievement and maintenance of a thermally acceptable indoor environment is affected by energy costs, and energy poverty is a widespread problem globally. There is a call for energy-efficient architecture for a developed and sustainable world. However, with the use of renewable energy that increased considerably in recent years, new technical challenges arose for the energy sector. Consumers are key players in this context, as flexibility in demand is crucial to cope with the intermittent nature of most renewable energy sources. Active demand-side participation is particularly important to ensure the efficient use of locally and globally available energy. Sustainability, human comfort, and healthy living environments have become top priorities. Advancements in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency explores how housing is a key health factor for individuals and looks at factors such as air quality, ventilation, hygrothermal comfort, lighting, physical environment, building efficiency, and other areas as important pieces in healthy architecture. It discusses how the poor application of these parameters can directly affect human health and how sustainable architecture provides a solution. Beyond just labeling the important facets of architecture for healthy living, this book will look at different perspectives of energy consumption and demand to ensure sustainable energy, increased energy efficiency, improved energy policies, and reasonable energy costs for homes. This book is ideal for architects, designers, engineers, energy engineers, environmental scientists, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in architecture that is both conducive to healthy living and energy efficiency.

Passive Solar Architecture Book
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Passive Solar Architecture


  • Author : David Bainbridge
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-08-18
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603584203

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Passive Solar Architecture Excerpt :

New buildings can be designed to be solar oriented, naturally heated and cooled, naturally lit and ventilated, and made with renewable, sustainable materials—no matter the location or climate. In this comprehensive overview of passive solar design, two of America’s solar pioneers give homeowners, architects, designers, and builders the keys to successfully harnessing the sun and maximizing climate resources for heating, cooling, ventilation, and daylighting. Bainbridge and Haggard draw upon examples from their own experiences, as well as those of others, of more than three decades to offer both overarching principles as well as the details and formulas needed to successfully design a more comfortable, healthy, and secure place in which to live, laugh, dance, and be comfortable. Even if the power goes off. Passive Solar Architecture also discusses “greener” and more-sustainable building materials and how to use them, and explores the historical roots of green design that have made possible buildings that produce more energy and other resources than they use.

Photovoltaics in Buildings Book

Photovoltaics in Buildings


  • Author : Friedrich Sick
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317971689

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Photovoltaics in Buildings Excerpt :

The integration of photovoltaics (PV) into buildings goes beyond energy saving by providing a clean and elegant way of actually generating electricity. There are already numerous successful examples and rapid technological improvements promise expansion of PV's present niche market to that of a major energy provider of the 21st century. This handbook is the outcome of a five year programme which took place under the auspices of the International Energy Agency. Architects and solar experts from 13 countries addressed the wide range of engineering and architectural issues involved in the successful integration of PV into buildings. It demonstrates how to maximise the overall solar contribution to the building; integrate PV effectively with the building structure; clarify the relationship of PV with other elements of the building's energy system; optimise the system economics. It forms a thorough design guide that covers all aspects if the subject and will enable all building designers, engineers and property owners to make the integration of PV into buildings an architecturally appealing and energetically effective option.