Sustainability  Energy and Architecture Book

Sustainability Energy and Architecture

  • Author : Ali Sayigh
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123977571

Sustainability Energy and Architecture Excerpt :

This unique volume offers insights from renowned experts in energy efficient building from the world over, providing a multi-faceted overview of the state-of-the-art in energy efficient architecture. It opens by defining what constitutes a sustainable building, suggesting bases for sorely needed benchmarks, then explains the most important techniques and tools available to engineers and architects exploring green building technologies. It covers such pivotal issues as daylighting, LED lighting, integrating renewables such as solar thermal and cooling, retrofitting, LEED and similar certification efforts, passive houses, net-zero and close-zero structures, water recycling, and much more. Highlighting best practices for commercial buildings and private homes, in widely varied climates and within vastly different socio-economic contexts, this illustrated reference will guide architects and engineers in making sustainable choices in building materials and methods. Explains the best methods and materials to support energy efficient building Features case studies by experts from a dozen countries, demonstrating how sustainable architecture can be achieved in varied climates and economies Covers both new constructions and retrofitting of existing structures

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

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.

Sustainable Development and Renovation in Architecture  Urbanism and Engineering Book

Sustainable Development and Renovation in Architecture Urbanism and Engineering

  • Author : Pilar Mercader-Moyano
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-03-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 455
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319514420

Sustainable Development and Renovation in Architecture Urbanism and Engineering Excerpt :

This book provides an overview of the environmental problems that arise from construction activity, focusing on refurbishment as an alternative to the current crisis in the construction sector, as well as on measures designed to minimize the effects on the environment. Furthermore, it offers professionals insights into alternative eco-efficient solutions using new materials to minimize environmental impacts and offers solutions that they can incorporate into their own designs and buildings. It also demonstrates best practices in the cooperation between various universities in Andalusia in Spain and Latin America and many public and private companies and organizations. This book serves as a valuable reference resource for professionals and researchers and provides an overview on the status of investigations to find solutions to improve sustainable development in terms of materials, systems, facilities, neighborhoods, buildings, and awareness of the society involved.

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

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.

Sustainable Vernacular Architecture Book

Sustainable Vernacular Architecture

  • Author : Ali Sayigh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-03-29
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 437
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030061852

Sustainable Vernacular Architecture Excerpt :

​This book discusses applying vernacular strategies to modern architectural design to adhere to basic green principles of energy efficiency and materials utilization. Written from an international perspective, chapters present the perspectives and experiences of architects and engineers from across the globe. Historically successful approaches are integrated with modern design concepts to create novel, sustainable, and resource conscious solutions. The scope of topics covered include natural ventilation, cooling and heating, daylight and shading devices, and green micro-climate and functional facades, making this a useful reference for a wide range of researchers and workers in the built environment. Covers the most up-to-date research developments, best practices, and innovations from countries all over the globe; Presents the latest research in vernacular architecture and sustainable building; Contains case studies and examples to enhance practical application of the technologies presented.

Strategies for Sustainable Architecture Book

Strategies for Sustainable Architecture

  • Author : Paola Sassi
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2006-09-27
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134295364

Strategies for Sustainable Architecture Excerpt :

Filling a gap in existing literature on sustainable design, this new guide introduces and illustrates sustainable design principles through detailed case studies of sustainable buildings in Europe, North America and Australia. The guide will provide the reader with a deeper understanding of the design issues involved in delivering sustainable buildings, and giving detailed description of the process of integrating principles into practice. Approximately one hundred case studies of sixty buildings, ranging from small dwellings to large commercial buildings, and drawn from a range of countries, demonstrate best current practice. The sections of the book are divided into design issues relating to sustainable development, including site and ecology, community and culture, health, materials, energy and water. With over 400 illustrations, this highly visual guide will be an invaluable reference to all those concerned with architecture and sustainability issues.

Understanding Sustainable Architecture Book
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Understanding Sustainable Architecture

  • Author : Terry J. Williamson
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 0415283523

Understanding Sustainable Architecture Excerpt :

Understanding Sustainable Architecture is a review of the assumptions, beliefs, goals and bodies of knowledge that underlie the endeavour to design (more) sustainable buildings and other built developments. Much of the available advice and rhetoric about sustainable architecture begins from positions where important ethical, cultural and conceptual issues are simply assumed. If sustainable architecture is to be a truly meaningful pursuit then it must be grounded in a coherent theoretical framework. This book sets out to provide that framework. Through a series of self-reflective questions for designers, the authors argue the ultimate importance of reasoned argument in ecological, social and built contexts, including clarity in the problem framing and linking this framing to demonstrably effective actions. Sustainable architecture, then, is seen as a revised conceptualisation of architecture in response to a myriad of contemporary concerns about the effects of human activity. The aim of this book is to be transformative by promoting understanding and discussion of commonly ignored assumptions behind the search for a more environmentally sustainable approach to development. It is argued that design decisions must be based on both an ethical position and a coherent understanding of the objectives and systems involved. The actions of individual designers and appropriate broader policy settings both follow from this understanding.

Sustainable Environmental Design in Architecture Book

Sustainable Environmental Design in Architecture

  • Author : Stamatina Th. Rassia
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-02-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441907455

Sustainable Environmental Design in Architecture Excerpt :

Over the last few decades, there have been dramatic improvements in the understanding and research of environmental design. Numerous methods have been developed to enhance architectural design in order for it to be more energy efficient, sustainable and health enhancing. This book presents several theories and techniques that can be used to improve how buildings are engineered and designed in order to utilize more sustainable construction methods while promoting the health of the building's occupants. Contributions to the study of environmental design have come from a diversity of fields including applied mathematics, optimization, computer science, medical research, psychology, management science, architecture, and engineering. The techniques developed in these areas of research can be used to increase building performance, occupant satisfaction, productivity, and well being, and reducing the incidence of health conditions and chronic diseases related to the use of a designed space. This book provides architectural practitioners, civil engineers as well as other interdisciplinary researchers with the techniques needed to design, implement, and test for sustainability and health promotion in new or existing structures.

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design Book

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design

  • Author : Carl Bovill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-11-20
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317932277

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design Excerpt :

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future. Organized in six parts, the problem, the environment, the residential scale, the commercial scale, the urban scale, and energy sources, the book presents essential information in context, so that you get the full picture. Hundreds of drawings, sketches, charts, and diagrams illustrate points author Carl Bovill makes in his clear and direct style, which communicates the basics in a concise way. You'll learn: -About environmental economics -How sustainable architectural design relates to ecology -How fractal geometry can lead to a new understanding of the structure of the world around us -How to design energy efficient houses and commercial buildings -How to design and live in our cities to lower energy use per person -About LEED points at all scales A glossary and reading lists encourage you to explore the topics further.

Sustainability  Energy and City Book

Sustainability Energy and City

  • Author : Manuel Ignacio Ayala Chauvin
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030942625

Sustainability Energy and City Excerpt :

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 1st Congress in Sustainability, Energy and City (CSECity'21) held in Ambato, Ecuador, on June 28-29, 2021, proudly organized by Universidad Tecnológica Indoamerica in collaboration with GDEON. The CSECity brings together experts that promotes the dissemination of advances in sustainability, urbanism, energy, and industry research through the presentation of keynote conferences. In CSECity, theoretical, technical, or application works that are research products are presented to discuss and debate ideas, experiences, and challenges. Presenting high-quality, peer-reviewed papers, the book discusses the following topics: Energy sustainability Information and knowledge management Information technologies Innovation, technology, and society Software and systems modeling Software systems, architectures, applications, and tools Sustainable energy and the city.

Ice Houses Book

Ice Houses

  • Author : Alireza Dehghani-Sanij
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128222768

Ice Houses Excerpt :

Ice-Houses: Energy, Architecture and Sustainability presents new and novel technologies and approaches surrounding daily and seasonal ice storage, along with discussions on passive cooling and natural technologies using different methods, including heat pumps. The book covers different aspects of ice-houses and cold energy production, storage and utilization. By addressing various issues connected to the technology and structure of traditional ice-houses and natural and artificial ice making, this refences looks at new technological approaches for the reduction of electrical energy consumption in buildings. Users will find this to be a comprehensive overview of ice house storage that includes worked examples and global case studies. It is an essential resource for researchers and engineers looking to advance their understanding of this method of thermal storage. Includes worked examples which calculate and determine the amounts of different parameters to help better understand the problem-solving process Provides a comprehensive literature review on the history and architecture of ice-houses, along with different ice production and storage methods Contains recent developments related to cold energy production and storage through ice making to reduce electricity demand

Architecture Book


  • Author : Barnabas Calder
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2021-07-01
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141978215

Architecture Excerpt :

A groundbreaking history of architecture told through the relationship between buildings and energy The story of architecture is the story of humanity. The buildings we live in, from the humblest pre-historic huts to today's skyscrapers, reveal our priorities and ambitions, our family structures and power structures. And to an extent that hasn't been explored until now, architecture has been shaped in every era by our access to energy, from fire to farming to fossil fuels. In this ground-breaking history of world architecture, Barnabas Calder takes us on a dazzling tour of some of the most astonishing buildings of the past fifteen thousand years, from Uruk, via Ancient Rome and Victorian Liverpool, to China's booming megacities. He reveals how every building - from the Parthenon to the Great Mosque of Damascus to a typical Georgian house - was influenced by the energy available to its architects, and why this matters. Today architecture consumes so much energy that 40% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions come from the construction and running of buildings. If we are to avoid catastrophic climate change then now, more than ever, we need beautiful but also intelligent buildings, and to retrofit - not demolish - those that remain. Both a celebration of human ingenuity and a passionate call for greater sustainability, this is a history of architecture for our times.

Energy Sustainability in Built and Urban Environments Book

Energy Sustainability in Built and Urban Environments

  • Author : Emilia Motoasca
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-11-09
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811332845

Energy Sustainability in Built and Urban Environments Excerpt :

This book covers different aspects of energy sustainability in residential buildings and neighborhoods, starting from the construction and design aspects, and moving on to HVAC systems and lighting, and the applications, harvesting, use and storage of renewable energy. The volume focuses on smart and sustainable use of energy, discussing both the technological advancements and the economic, social and environmental impacts. Novel approaches to recycling of waste and materials in the context of residential buildings are also presented. This volume will be of interest to researchers and policy makers working in the fields of renewable energy, sustainable design and city planning.

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

Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings Excerpt :

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

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

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.