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Designing cooler cities : energy, cooling and urban form : the Asian perspective

Author: Ali Cheshmehzangi; Chris P Butters
Publisher: Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan.
Series: Palgrave series in Asia and Pacific studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edited book surveys the major sustainability challenges facing Asian cities, in particular those related to urban energy and city cooling. The book discusses the key concepts and issues involved, addressing the three levels of micro (individual buildings), meso (neighbourhoods/districts) and macro (whole or large parts of cities).
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Genre/Form: Études de cas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ali Cheshmehzangi; Chris P Butters
ISBN: 9789811066382 9811066388 9789811066375 981106637X
OCLC Number: 1041651124
Notes: Bibliogr. en fin de chapitres. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (XXVII-204 p.) : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Ali Cheshmehzangi and Chris Butters --
Cities, climate and cooling / Chris Butters and Ali Cheshmehzangi --
Reducing cooling loads in hot-humid climates: a best practice research building in China / Ali Cheshmehzangi and Linjun Xie --
In tune with nature: a low energy office building in tropical Colombo / Upendra Rajapaksha --
Towards cooler buildings: the case of Thailand / Chris Butters and Pattana Rakkwamsuk --
Cooling with green infrastructures: the influence of trees on thermal conditions in tropical urban parks / Yun Hye Hwang, Qin Jie Geraldine Lum, and Li Xuan Cherlyn Lim --
Designing residential microclimates: Malhar eco-village in Bangalore, India / Ali Cheshmehzangi, Ayotunde Dawodu, and Amir Cheshmehzangi --
Integrated urban design: study for a housing district in Ningbo, China / Chris Butters and Ali Cheshmehzangi --
Modeling city patterns for urban ventilation: strategies in high density areas of Singapore / Abel Tablada and Yueyang He --
'Summoning' wind for urban cooling: urban wind corridor projects in China / Dong-Li Hong and Shiuh-Shen Chien --
District cooling: a key solution for hot climate cities / Chris Butters, Adzuieen Nordin, and Danny Tam Hong Khai --
Cooler cities: what kinds of city? / Chris Butters --
Conclusions and recommendations / Ali Cheshmehzangi and Chris Butters.
Series Title: Palgrave series in Asia and Pacific studies
Responsibility: Ali Cheshmehzangi, Chris Butters editors.
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