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Low energy low carbon architecture : recent advances and future directions

Author: Khaled A Al-Sallal
Series: @Sustainable energy developments, volume 12
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Additional Physical Format: Low energy low carbon architecture.
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2016
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Khaled A Al-Sallal
ISBN: 9781138027480 1138027480
OCLC Number: 1003130502
Notes: "A Balkema Book."
Description: 1 v. (XXXIX-267 p.) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Energy and carbon emissions of buildingsKhaled A. Al-Sallal1.1 Fast urbanization and increasing ecological footprints1.2 Background 1.3 Buildings energy and emissions 1.4 Global actions to reduce building emissions 1.5 Conclusions2. Passive and low energy coolingKhaled A. Al-Sallal2.1 Introduction2.2 Fundamentals2.3 Passive cooling and architectural design2.4 Passive cooling in vernacular architecture2.5 Passive cooling systems mainly effective in hot arid climates2.6 Promoting airflow for comfort or structural cooling2.7 Passive cooling employed mostly in hot humid climates 2.8 Conclusions3. DaylightingKhaled A. Al-Sallal3.1 Introduction3.2 Human necessities and benefits of daylight3.3 Daylight source and characteristics 3.4 Photometry 3.5 Daylighting challenges 3.6 Daylight performance metrics 3.7 Modeling the daylight sky 3.8 Daylight evaluation using physical models 3.9 Design process 3.10 Daylighting strategies and rules of thumb 3.11 Daylighting aperture design 3.12 Advanced daylighting systems3.13 Conclusions 4. Designing passive solar-heated spaces Ulrike Passe &Timothy Lentz4.1 Introduction: passive solar tradition, present and future 4.2 Principles of passive solar design: balancing sun, mass and air 4.3 Impact of cold climate 4.4 Passive solar design techniques and their design rules of thumb 4.5 The 2009 US DOE solar decathlon competition 4.6 Detailed analysis of passive solar design rules of thumb 4.7 Methodology 4.8 Temperature as performance indicator 4.9 Solar decathlon house analysis (2009): evaluation of passive solar design rules of thumb based on comparisons 4.10 Simulating solar radiation in the Interlock House in winter4.11 Solar thermal storage wall in cold and cloudy climates4.12 Overall conclusion 5. The human factor in sustainable architectureArdeshir Mahdavi5.1 Introduction and overview5.2 Human ecology 5.3 Boundary conditions 5.4 Building performance and human requirements 5.5 Building performance and human impact 5.6 Concluding remarks 6. Sustainable construction materials Kenneth Ip &Andrew Miller6.1 Introduction 6.2 Materials in construction 6.3 Demands for material resources 6.4 Life cycle of buildings 6.5 Life cycle assessment 6.6 Natural building materials 6.7 Conclusion 7. Water use and conservation Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez7.1 Introduction 7.2 Water distribution, shortages, and other challenges 7.3 The water and energy nexus: a symbiotic relationship 7.4 Site and building water management issues 7.5 Centralized vs. decentralized water supply systems 7.6 Integrated site and building water management (ISBWM) 7.7 Case studies 7.8 The Living Oasis: an innovative approach to ISBWM 7.9 Conclusions 8. Energy-efficient HVAC systems and systems integration Walter Grondzik8.1 Introduction 8.2 HVAC system expectations 8.3 Terminology 8.4 Commissioning of systems 8.5 HVAC source equipment 8.6 HVAC distribution and delivery options 8.7 HVAC system controls 8.8 Emerging HVAC system trends 8.9 HVAC systems integration 9. On-site renewable energy Robert J. Koester9.1 Introduction9.2 On-site energy renewable energy: the presumptions 9.3 Planning for climate action at Ball State University 9.4 The content of the climate action plan 9.5 The implementation of the climate action plan 9.6 Conclusion 10. Shifting agendas Raymond J. Cole &Amy Oliver10.1 Introduction 10.2 Shifting from green to regenerative 10.3 ICT capability and automation10.4 Importance of place 10.5 Conclusions
Series Title: @Sustainable energy developments, volume 12
Responsibility: Khaled A. Al-Sallal.
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