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Sustainability at the cutting edge : emerging technologies for low energy buildings

Author: Peter F Smith
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Architectural Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Buildings are currently a major part of the carbon emissions problem. Sustainability at the Cutting Edge indicates how they may become part of the solution. This fully updated new edition deals not only with current best practice and state-of-the-art case studies, but also with the very latest emerging technologies which will transform the relationship between buildings and energy. Professor Peter Smith describes  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter F Smith
ISBN: 9780750683005 0750683007
OCLC Number: 165084032
Notes: Previous edition: 2003.
Description: xiv, 180 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Climate change and sustainable energy: the 2005 prince philip lecture at the royal society of arts by sir john houghton cbe frs --
Solar thermal power --
Low energy techniques for cooling --
Geothermal energy --
Wind power --
Photovoltiac cells --
Fuel cells --
Bioenergy --
Microgeneration and combined heat and power --
Small-scale hydro --
Wave and tide --
Prospects for the energy infrastructure --
Materials --
The photonic revolution --
Building integrated renewable energy: case studies --
Sustainability on a knife edge.
Responsibility: Peter F. Smith.
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Describes how buildings can be made to significantly reduce their reliance on fossil-based energy by the use of solar and geothermal resources. This book also describes a range of renewable energy  Read more...

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Of the first edition: 'An absorbing study of the technology available for low energy buildings.' Permaculture Magazine '...the book is well written and illustrated. There are copious graphs, diagrams Read more...

 
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