Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes Book

Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes


  • Author : Francesca Stazi
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128139714

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Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes Excerpt :

The design and construction of the appropriate building envelope is one of the most effective ways for improving a building’s thermal performance. Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes provides the optimal solutions, tools and methods for designing the energy efficient envelopes that will reduce energy consumption and achieve thermal comfort and low environmental impact. Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes provides experimental data, technical solutions and methods for quantifying energy consumption and comfort levels, also considering dynamic strategies such as thermal inertia and natural ventilation. Several type of envelopes and their optimal solutions are covered, including retrofit of existing envelopes, new solutions, passive systems such as ventilated facades and solar walls. The discussion also considers various climates (mild or extreme) and seasons, building typology, mode of use of the internal environment, heating profiles and cross-ventilation Experimental investigations on real case studies, to explore in detail the behaviour of different envelopes Laboratory tests on existing insulation to quantify the actual performances Analytical simulations in dynamic conditions to extend the boundary conditions to other climates and usage profiles and to consider alternative insulation strategies Evaluation of solutions sustainability through the quantification of environmental and economic impacts with LCA analysis; including global cost comparison between the different scenarios Integrated evaluations between various aspects such as comfort, energy saving, and sustainability

Advanced Building Envelope Components Book

Advanced Building Envelope Components


  • Author : Francesca Stazi
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2019-06-01
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128169223

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Advanced Building Envelope Components Excerpt :

Advanced Building Envelope Components: Comparative Experiments focuses on the latest research in innovative materials, systems and components, also providing a detailed technical explanation on what this breakthrough means for building exteriors and sustainability. Topics include a discussion of transparent envelope components, including intelligent kinetic skins, such as low-e coatings, high vs. low silver content in glass, solar control coatings, such as silver vs. niobium vs. tin, and more. In addition, opaque envelope components are also presented, including opaque dynamic facades, clay lining vs. plasterboard and nano clayed foams. Includes real case studies that explore, in detail, the behavior of different envelopes Presents laboratory tests on existing insulation (if any, through samples extracted on-site) to quantify actual performances Provides the tools and methods for comparing, selecting and testing materials and components for designing effective building envelopes Covers both transparent and opaque envelope components, as well as opaque dynamic facades

Thermal Energy Storage with Phase Change Materials Book

Thermal Energy Storage with Phase Change Materials


  • Author : Mohammed Farid
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000406641

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Thermal Energy Storage with Phase Change Materials Excerpt :

This book focuses on latent heat storage, which is one of the most efficient ways of storing thermal energy. Unlike the sensible heat storage method, the latent heat storage method provides much higher storage density with a smaller difference between storing and releasing temperatures. Thermal Energy Storage with Phase Change Materials is structured into four chapters that cover many aspects of thermal energy storage and their practical applications. Chapter 1 reviews selection, performance, and applications of phase change materials. Chapter 2 investigates mathematical analyses of phase change processes. Chapters 3 and 4 present passive and active applications for energy saving, peak load shifting, and price-based control heating using phase change materials. These chapters explore the hot topic of energy saving in an overarching way, and so they are relevant to all courses. This book is an ideal research reference for students at the postgraduate level. It also serves as a useful reference for electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineers and students throughout their work. FEATURES Explains the technical principles of thermal energy storage, including materials and applications in different classifications Provides fundamental calculations of heat transfer with phase change Discusses the benefits and limitations of different types of phase change materials (PCM) in both micro- and macroencapsulations Reviews the mechanisms and applications of available thermal energy storage systems Introduces innovative solutions in hot and cold storage applications

Energy Conservation for Airport Buildings Book

Energy Conservation for Airport Buildings


  • Author : United States. Federal Aviation Administration
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Airport buildings
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000044909509

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Energy Efficient Buildings Book

Energy Efficient Buildings


  • Author : Eng Hwa Yap
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-01-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535128755

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This book discusses energy efficient buildings and the role they play in our efforts to address climate change, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by considering buildings and the construction sector's unique position along a critical path to decarbonisation from a multi-perspective and holistic viewpoint. Topics covered in the book range from daylighting, building topology comparison, building envelope design, zero energy homes in hot arid regions, life-cycle considerations and energy efficiency analysis to managing energy demand through equipment selection. Each chapter addresses an important aspect of energy efficient building and serves as a vital building block towards constructing a timely and relevant body of knowledge in energy efficient buildings.

Energy and Seismic Renovation Strategies for Sustainable Cities Book

Energy and Seismic Renovation Strategies for Sustainable Cities


  • Author : Giuseppe Margani
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2019-06-11
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038979449

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Energy and Seismic Renovation Strategies for Sustainable Cities Excerpt :

The principle of sustainability should be strictly connected with safety, since both aim to conserve resources: in the case of sustainability, the resources are typically thought of as environmental, while in the case of safety, the resources are basically human. In spite of this common ground, discussions on sustainability usually give insufficient attention to safety. In the last years the EU has made large investments to increase the energy efficiency of the existing building stock, paving the way for a low-carbon future; however, less effort has been made to enhance its seismic resilience. Therefore, the safety and, consequently, the sustainability of towns situated in earthquake-prone countries remain inadequate. In such countries, energy renovation actions should be combined with seismic retrofitting. However, a number of barriers considerably limit the real possibility of extensively undertaking combined retrofit actions, especially for multi-owner housing and high-rise buildings. These barriers are of different kinds: technical (e.g., unfeasibility and/or ineffectiveness of conventional retrofit solutions), financial (e.g., high renovation costs, insufficient incentives/subsidies), organizational (e.g., occupants’ disruption and relocation, renovation consensus by condominium ownerships), and cultural/social (insufficient information and skills, lack of adequate policy measures for promoting renovation actions). This book aims to overcome these barriers and to bridge the gap between sustainability and safety, so to conserve both human and environmental resources.

Advisory Circular Book

Advisory Circular


  • Author : United States. Federal Aviation Administration
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 19??
  • Genre: Aeronautics
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015047412674

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Optimal Design and Retrofit of Energy Efficient Buildings  Communities  and Urban Centers Book

Optimal Design and Retrofit of Energy Efficient Buildings Communities and Urban Centers


  • Author : Moncef Krarti
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 646
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128118948

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Optimal Design and Retrofit of Energy Efficient Buildings Communities and Urban Centers Excerpt :

Optimal Design and Retrofit of Energy Efficient Buildings, Communities, and Urban Centers presents current techniques and technologies for energy efficiency in buildings. Cases introduce and demonstrate applications in both the design of new buildings and retrofit of existing structures. The book begins with an introduction that includes energy consumption statistics, building energy efficiency codes, and standards and labels from around the world. It then highlights the need for integrated and comprehensive energy analysis approaches. Subsequent sections present an overview of advanced energy efficiency technologies for buildings, including dynamic insulation materials, phase change materials, LED lighting and daylight controls, Life Cycle Analysis, and more. This book provides researchers and professionals with a coherent set of tools and techniques for enhancing energy efficiency in new and existing buildings. The case studies presented help practitioners implement the techniques and technologies in their own projects. Introduces a holistic analysis approach to energy efficiency for buildings using the concept of energy productivity Provides coverage of individual buildings, communities and urban centers Includes both the design of new buildings and retrofitting of existing structures to improve energy efficiency Describes state-of-the-art energy efficiency technologies Presents several cases studies and examples that illustrate the analysis techniques and impact of energy efficiency technologies and controls

Sustainability through Energy Efficient Buildings Book

Sustainability through Energy Efficient Buildings


  • Author : Amritanshu Shukla
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351658454

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Sustainability through Energy Efficient Buildings Excerpt :

The book covers chapters ranging from introduction to recent technological challenges, case studies of energy-efficient buildings with policy and awareness issues, fundamentals and present status along with research updates and future aspects on topics focusing on energy-efficient construction, materials Provides comprehensive information on energy efficient buildings including policy and energy audit aspects with case studies Examines application of PCMs in passive heating and cooling in buildings; role of active TES and energy saving potential

Energy Efficiency in Buildings Book

Energy Efficiency in Buildings


  • Author : José Manuel Andújar
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039287024

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Energy Efficiency in Buildings Excerpt :

Buildings are one of the main causes of the emission of greenhouse gases in the world. Europe alone is responsible for more than 30% of emissions, or about 900 million tons of CO2 per year. Heating and air conditioning are the main cause of greenhouse gas emissions in buildings. Most buildings currently in use were built with poor energy efficiency criteria or, depending on the country and the date of construction, none at all. Therefore, regardless of whether construction regulations are becoming stricter, the real challenge nowadays is the energy rehabilitation of existing buildings. It is currently a priority to reduce (or, ideally, eliminate) the waste of energy in buildings and, at the same time, supply the necessary energy through renewable sources. The first can be achieved by improving the architectural design, construction methods, and materials used, as well as the efficiency of the facilities and systems; the second can be achieved through the integration of renewable energy (wind, solar, geothermal, etc.) in buildings. In any case, regardless of whether the energy used is renewable or not, the efficiency must always be taken into account. The most profitable and clean energy is that which is not consumed.

Optimization of the Characterization of the Thermal Properties of the Building Envelope Book

Optimization of the Characterization of the Thermal Properties of the Building Envelope


  • Author : David Bienvenido-Huertas
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-11-20
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030636296

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Optimization of the Characterization of the Thermal Properties of the Building Envelope Excerpt :

This book is about the optimization of the characterization of the thermal properties of building envelopes, through experimental tests and the use of artificial intelligence. It analyses periodic and stationary thermal properties using measurement approaches based on the heat flow meter method and the thermometric method. These measurements are then analysed using advanced artificial intelligence algorithms. The book is structured in four parts, beginning with a discussion of the importance of thermal properties in the energy performance of buildings. Secondly, theoretical and experimental methods for characterizing thermal properties are analysed. Then, the methodology is developed, and the characteristics and properties of the algorithms used are explored. Finally, the results obtained with the algorithms are analysed and the most appropriate approaches are determined. This book is of interest to researchers, civil and industrial engineers, energy auditors and architects, by providing a resource which improves energy audit tasks in existing buildings.

High Efficient Buildings in Mediterranean Area Book

High Efficient Buildings in Mediterranean Area


  • Author : Natale Arcuri
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2021-05-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039439553

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High Efficient Buildings in Mediterranean Area Excerpt :

The Building sector requires a conspicuous considerable amount of energy for services related to annual air-conditioning and the thermal comfort of indoor spaces. The design of highly efficient low-energy buildings is often a challenging task, especially rranean area, where the balanced requirement for heating and cooling energy does not usually permit a high level of envelope insulation in order to avoid summer overheating. This topical Special Issue of Energies is dedicated to “High Efficient Buildings in Mediterranean Area: Challenges and Perspectives” and collects studies related to the assessment and evaluation of systems and technologies for building energy management and control in the Mediterranean climate, with the aim of optimizing the building–plant system and reducing energy use. This collection of papers presents the latest research results related to the topic; these articles offer valuable insights into the energy simulation of highly efficient buildings, propose innovative envelope solutions, such as green roofs, Trombe walls, and PCM, and investigate the use of renewable sources such as photovoltaic systems. The topics also include the innovative use and control of Venetian blinds and fixed solar shades in order to reduce energy consumption and preserve visual comfort, as well as an interesting economic analysis based on the cost-optimal approach.in the Mediterranean area, where usually the balanced requirement for heating and cooling energy does not usually permit a high level of envelope insulation, in order to avoid summer overheating. This topical sSpecial iIssue of Energies is dedicated to the “High Efficient Buildings in Mediterranean Area: Challenges and Perspectives” and collects contributions with studies related to the assessment and evaluation of systems and technologies for building energy management and control in the Mediterranean climate, with the aimed at the of optimization ofing the building-–plant system and the reduct

PCM Based Building Envelope Systems Book

PCM Based Building Envelope Systems


  • Author : Benjamin Duraković
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-01-23
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030383350

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PCM Based Building Envelope Systems Excerpt :

PCM Enhanced Building Envelopes presents the latest research in the field of thermal energy storage technologies that can be applied to solar heating and cooling with the aim of shifting and reducing building energy demand. It discusses both practical and technical issues, as well as the advantages of using common phase change materials (PCMs) in buildings as a more efficient, novel solution for passive solar heating/cooling strategies. The book includes qualitative and quantitative descriptions of the science, technology and practices of PCM-based building envelopes, and reflects recent trends by placing emphasis on energy storage solutions within building walls, floors, ceilings, façades, windows, and shading devices. With the aim of assessing buildings’ energy performance, the book provides advanced modeling and simulation tools as a theoretical basis for the analysis of PCM-based building envelopes in terms of heat storage and transfer. This book will be of interest to all those dealing with building energy analysis such as researchers, academics, students and professionals in the fields of mechanical and civil engineering and architectural design

The First Outstanding 50 Years of    Universit   Politecnica delle Marche    Book

The First Outstanding 50 Years of Universit Politecnica delle Marche


  • Author : Sauro Longhi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-12-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030327620

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The First Outstanding 50 Years of Universit Politecnica delle Marche Excerpt :

The book describes the significant multidisciplinary research findings at the Università Politecnica delle Marche and the expected future advances. It addresses some of the most dramatic challenges posed by today’s fast-growing, global society and the changes it has caused. It also discusses solutions to improve the wellbeing of human beings. The book covers the main research achievements in the different disciplines of the physical sciences and engineering, as well as several research lines developed at the university’s Faculty of Engineering in the fields of electronic and information engineering, telecommunications, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing technologies, energy, advanced materials, chemistry, physics of matter, mathematical sciences, geotechnical engineering, circular economy, urban planning, construction engineering, infrastructures and environment protection, technologies and digitization of the built environment and cultural heritage. It highlights the international relevance and multidisciplinarity of research at the university as well as the planned research lines for the next years.

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