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

Butterworth-Heinemann
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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
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About the author

Moncef Krarti PhD, PE, LEED is Professor of Building Systems Engineering at the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering department of the University of Colorado

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Publisher
Butterworth-Heinemann
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Published on
Mar 27, 2018
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Pages
646
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ISBN
9780128118948
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Language
English
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Genres
Technology & Engineering / Civil / General
Technology & Engineering / Construction / Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Technology & Engineering / Structural
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This content is DRM protected.
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This book presents innovations for sustainable building design and refurbishment developed and tested through feasibility studies undertaken by researchers at Scottish universities in collaboration with small to medium size enterprises in Scotland during the ‘CIC Start Online’ project that ran from September 2009 to February 2013. The project was led by Glasgow Caledonian University in collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University, Glasgow School of Art, Heriot-Watt University, the Robert Gordon University, University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde Glasgow. The book includes chapters on Context and Policies, Planning, Building Design, Technologies, Construction, Refurbishment and Performance.

The contents of each chapter are based on 63 completed studies that were initiated by businesses operating in the construction sector or providing services to the sector, indicating the scope of research required to assist the industry to develop more sustainable products and processes. The book informs the reader about the range of innovations that were tested and highlight potential future research areas. Readers can find in-depth information by accessing the project website www.cicstart.org, where full reports on most studies and the video recordings of interactive online seminars that presented the outcomes of the studies are available.

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