Low Energy Low Carbon Architecture

Author: Khaled Al-Sallal
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315624028
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Providing a complete and in-depth overview of the available knowledge in the area of low energy and low carbon architecture. The scope of this edited book includes several important topics ranging from chapters giving a broad view of the progressing models in ecologically responsible environments to other chapters focussing on recent advances in design strategies and building technologies in low energy heating, cooling, daylighting, materials, and building sustainable systems. Two other essential topics are covered, providing a link between theory and implementation: sustainable energy policies/standards and performance modeling in low energy architecture. Finally, the book will give the readers insight into the future of low energy and low carbon architecture in the beyond-green era and discussed in the broader context of the progressing theories of regenerative design.

Seaside Building Design Principles and Practice

Author: Ali Sayigh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331967949X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This one of a kind reference gathers numerous new studies examining the design of buildings in seaside locations. Chapters discuss design for various locations and seaside climates and include information regarding climate, materials, concepts of cooling and heating, vegetation and micro-climate, and weather conditions and sustainability. This book provides architects, engineers, builders, and students with design examples and applications that will enable them to design and build comfortable, cost-effective and sustainable buildings in maritime zones.

Architecture Sustainable Development vol 2

Author: Magali Bodart
Publisher: Presses univ. de Louvain
ISBN: 2874632775
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

New Energy And Sustainable Development Proceedings Of 2016 International Conference On New Energy And Sustainable Development Nesd 2016

Author: Yuan Yan-ping
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813142596
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This compendium includes a wide range of topics, from energy science and technology, development and utilization of resources to sustainable ecological development. It serves not only as a combination and analysis of the existing theories and findings, but also emphasizes on new investigations and experiments. The book is an invaluable source for professionals, researchers, academicians and engineers. It is also an important tool for authors to re-examine their researches by comparing them to other similar ones shown in other papers.

Energy Environmental amp Sustainable Ecosystem Development

Author: Jamal Khatib
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814723010
Format: PDF
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' In the rapid development of global economics, energy, environmental & ecosystem are recognized as important factors for sustainable development in human society. The application of measurement and control technology also play a very important role in the utilization and protection of energy and the environment. 2015 International Conference on Energy, Environmental & Sustainable Ecosystem Development (EESED 2015) is a multidisciplinary international conference that provides a platform for scientists, engineers and researchers worldwide to share their ideas and present solutions to energy, environmental & sustainable ecosystem development issues. Contents:Energy Science and TechnologyEnvironmental Science and EngineeringRenewable Energy and Sustainable DevelopmentEnergy, Environmental & Sustainable Ecological DevelopmentInfrastructure, Management and Environment Readership: Researchers, academics, professionals and graduate students in environmental science. Keywords:Energy Science and Technology;Environmental Science and Engineering;Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development;Energy;Environmental '' Sustainable Ecological Development'

Sustainability at the Cutting Edge

Author: Peter Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136360832
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sustainability at the Cutting Edge is an essential guide to understanding the future direction of sustainable technology. This fully updated new edition deals not only with current best practice and state of the art case studies, but with the very latest emerging technologies which will transform the relationship between buildings and energy. Professor Smith describes how buildings can be made to significantly reduce their reliance on fossil-based energy by the use of solar and geothermal resources. He also describes a range of renewable energy generating technologies. As sustainable building becomes increasingly essential with the advance of climate change, government legislation and international treaties, this is valuable knowledge for every architect, engineer and designer. This immensely practical book is packed with useful diagrams, charts and colour photographs to illustrate a variety of the most recent case studies, including the education building, the Core, at the Eden Project in Cornwall. As well as exploring cutting edge developments in photovoltaics (PV) this revised edition also includes the latest data from the 2006 Carbon Trust report on wave and tide, and new material on the latest advances in bioenergy and marine technologies. Buildings are currently a major part of the carbon emissions problem. This book indicates how they may become part of the solution.

Soft Computing in Information Communication Technology

Author: Jia Luo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642291481
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is a collection of the accepted papers concerning soft computing in information communication technology. All accepted papers are subjected to strict peer-reviewing by 2 expert referees. The resultant dissemination of the latest research results, and the exchanges of views concerning the future research directions to be taken in this field makes the work of immense value to all those having an interest in the topics covered. The present book represents a cooperative effort to seek out the best strategies for effecting improvements in the quality and the reliability of Neural Networks, Swarm Intelligence, Evolutionary Computing, Image Processing Internet Security, Data Security, Data Mining, Network Security and Protection of data and Cyber laws. Our sincere appreciation and thanks go to these authors for their contributions to this conference. I hope you can gain lots of useful information from the book.

Low carbon City and New type Urbanization

Author: Songlin Feng
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662459698
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the face of increasingly serious resource and environmental challenges, the world has already accepted low-carbon development as the main way forward for future city construction. Chinese cities have encountered many problems during their development, including land constraints, energy shortages, traffic congestion and air pollution. For this reason, the national meeting of the Central Work Conference on Urbanization made the strategic decision to take a new approach to urbanization and indicated that in future the key features of urbanization in China will be low-carbon development and harmony between the environment and resources. This book discusses the "low-carbon city" as the new pattern of Chinese urbanization. This represents a major change and takes "intensive land use,” “intelligent,” “green” and “low carbon" as its key words. Low carbon will become an important future development direction for Chinese urbanization development. In the twenty-first Century in response to the global climate change, countries have started a wave of low-carbon city construction. But in China, there are still many disputes and misunderstandings surrounding the issue. Due to a lack of research, low-carbon city construction in China is still in the early stages, and while there have been successes, there have also been failures. There are complex and diverse challenges in applying low-carbon development methods in the context of today’s Chinese cities. The construction of low-carbon cities requires efficient government, the technological innovation of enterprises, and professional scholars, but also efforts on the part of the public to change their daily activities. Based on the above considerations, the collection brings together experts from urban planning and design, clean-energy systems, low-carbon transportation, new types of city infrastructure and smart cities etc., in the hope of forming some solutions for Chinese low-carbon city development.

Low Carbon Cities

Author: Steffen Lehmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317659147
Format: PDF, Docs
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Low Carbon Cities is a book for practitioners, students and scholars in architecture, urban planning and design. It features essays on ecologically sustainable cities by leading exponents of urban sustainability, case studies of the new directions low carbon cities might take and investigations of how we can mitigate urban heat stress in our cities’ microclimates. The book explores the underlying dimensions of how existing cities can be transformed into low carbon urban systems and describes the design of low carbon cities in theory and practice. It considers the connections between low carbon cities and sustainable design, social and individual values, public space, housing affordability, public transport and urban microclimates. Given the rapid urbanisation underway globally, and the need for all our cities to operate more sustainably, we need to think about how spatial planning and design can help transform urban systems to create low carbon cities, and this book provides key insights.

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies for Building and Environmental Applications

Author: Mardiana Idayu Ahmad
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319318403
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This diverse resource on renewable energy and sustainable technologies highlights the status, state of the art, challenges, advancements and options in areas such as energy recovery systems, turbine ventilators, green composites, biofuels and bio-resources for energy production, wind energy, integrated energy-efficient systems, thermal energy storage, natural ventilation & day-lighting systems, and low carbon technologies for building and environmental applications. It is designed to serve as a reference book for students, researchers, manufacturers and professionals working in these fields. The editors have gathered articles from world-leading experts that clearly illustrate key areas in renewable energy and sustainability. The distinct role of these technologies in future endeavors is stressed by taking into account the opportunities to contribute with new approaches, methods and directions for building and environmental applications. The in-depth discussion presented in this book will give readers a clear understanding of every important aspect of each technology’s applications, optimum configuration, modifications, limitations and their possible improvements.