Net Zero Energy Buildings NZEB

Net Zero Energy Buildings  NZEB
Author: Shady Attia
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-03-26
ISBN: 0128124628
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Net Zero Energy Buildings NZEB Book Excerpt:

Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB): Concepts, Frameworks and Roadmap for Project Analysis and Implementation provides readers with the elements they need to understand, combine and contextualize design decisions on Net Zero Energy Buildings. The book is based on learned lessons from NZEB design, construction, operation that are integrated to bring the most relevant topics, such as multidisciplinarity, climate sensitivity, comfort requirements, carbon footprints, construction quality and evidence-based design. Chapters introduce the context of high performance buildings, present overviews of NZEB, cover the performance thresholds for efficient buildings, cover materials, micro-grid and smart grids, construction quality, performance monitoring, post occupancy evaluation, and more. Offers a roadmap for engaging in energy efficiency in high performance buildings projects Combines solid grounding in core concepts, such as energy efficiency, with a wider context that includes the technical, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions Covers key areas for decision-making Provides a logical framework to analyze projects in the context of environmental change Presents worldwide examples and cases for different climates and societies

Net Zero Energy Buildings NZEB

Net Zero Energy Buildings  NZEB
Author: Shady Attia
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-04-11
ISBN: 9780128124611
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Net Zero Energy Buildings NZEB Book Excerpt:

Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB): Concepts, Frameworks and Roadmap for Project Analysis and Implementation provides readers with the elements they need to understand, combine and contextualize design decisions on Net Zero Energy Buildings. The book is based on learned lessons from NZEB design, construction, operation that are integrated to bring the most relevant topics, such as multidisciplinarity, climate sensitivity, comfort requirements, carbon footprints, construction quality and evidence-based design. Chapters introduce the context of high performance buildings, present overviews of NZEB, cover the performance thresholds for efficient buildings, cover materials, micro-grid and smart grids, construction quality, performance monitoring, post occupancy evaluation, and more. Offers a roadmap for engaging in energy efficiency in high performance buildings projects Combines solid grounding in core concepts, such as energy efficiency, with a wider context that includes the technical, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions Covers key areas for decision-making Provides a logical framework to analyze projects in the context of environmental change Presents worldwide examples and cases for different climates and societies

Nearly Zero Energy Building NZEB

Nearly Zero Energy Building  NZEB
Author: David Bienvenido Huertas
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2022-06-08
ISBN: 180355312X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nearly Zero Energy Building NZEB Book Excerpt:

Reducing the impact of climate change is one of the main challenges of today’s society. As such, it is necessary to reduce the high energy consumption that comes with constructing and using buildings. Current energy policies are promoting decarbonization of the built environment using the nearly zero-energy building’s concept. This book presents information on nearly zero-energy buildings, including materials, design, and new approaches.

Positive Energy Buildings

Positive Energy Buildings
Author: Rita Lavikka
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030877027
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Sewage Sludge Management and Resource Efficiency

Sustainable Sewage Sludge Management and Resource Efficiency
Author: Başak Kılıç Taşeli
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2020-09-09
ISBN: 1839627069
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Sewage Sludge Management and Resource Efficiency Book Excerpt:

Creating decent living conditions for all people while decoupling economic growth from the increasing use of virgin resources and environmental impacts is the major challenge of this millennium. There are many approaches suggested for solving these problems, including changing consumption behavior from material products to services, finding technological solutions to create more closed loops for materials, and using fewer virgin resources and energy obtained from clean renewable sources. A main issue to address is sludge formation during wastewater treatment. As such, this book, over seven chapters divided into two sections, investigates the application of biosolids or sewage sludge together with possible resources for sustainable development. It also presents information on resource efficiency from a more complex perspective, looking at several resources and the causal links between them in order to point out new pathways towards a more sustainable use of resources.

Sustainability and Health in Intelligent Buildings

Sustainability and Health in Intelligent Buildings
Author: Riadh Habash
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2022-04-08
ISBN: 0323986404
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability and Health in Intelligent Buildings Book Excerpt:

Sustainability and Health in Intelligent Buildings presents a comprehensive roadmap for designing and constructing high-performance clean energy-efficient buildings, including intelligence capabilities underpinned by smart power, 5G and Internet-of-Things technologies, environmental sensors, intelligent control strategies and cyber-physical security. This book includes a special emphasis on health pandemic resiliency that discusses strong engineering control strategies to respond and recover from infectious diseases like COVID-19. Sections cover the foundational aspects of healthy buildings, with a special emphasis on assessing indoor environmental qualities. In addition, it introduces the necessary principles that assist engineers and researchers in understanding and designing buildings that meet health and sustainability goals. Describes the basic elements of building a digital ecosystem, along with informatics-driven performance architecture Features various models used in the design of controllers for major systems such as HVAC and lighting Explores the notion of building bioelectromagnetics to ensure health and safety from human exposure to EM fields

Active Building Energy Systems

Active Building Energy Systems
Author: Vahid Vahidinasab
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030797422
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Sustainable City XIV

The Sustainable City XIV
Author: G. Passerini,S. Ricci
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2020-12
ISBN: 1784664138
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sustainable City XIV Book Excerpt:

Urban areas result in a series of environmental challenges varying from the consumption of natural resources and the subsequent generation of waste and pollution, contributing to the development of social and economic imbalances. As cities continue to grow all over the world, these problems tend to become more acute and require the development of new solutions. The challenge of planning sustainable contemporary cities lies in considering the dynamics of urban systems, exchange of energy and matter, and the function and maintenance of ordered structures directly or indirectly supplied and maintained by natural systems. The task of researchers, aware of the complexity of the contemporary city, is to improve the capacity to manage human activities, pursuing welfare and prosperity in the urban environment. Any investigation or planning for a city ought to consider the relationships between the parts and their connections with the living world. The dynamics of its networks (flows of energy-matter, people, goods, information and other resources) are fundamental for an understanding of the evolving nature of today’s cities. Large cities are probably the most complex mechanisms to manage. They represent a fertile ground for architects, engineers, city planners, social and political scientists, and other professionals able to conceive new ideas and time them according to technological advances and human requirements. Papers presented at the 14th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability address the multidisciplinary components of urban planning, the challenges presented by the increasing size of cities, the number of resources required and the complexity of modern society. Various aspects of the urban environment are covered and a focus is placed on providing solutions which lead towards sustainability.

Advances in Clean Energy Technologies

Advances in Clean Energy Technologies
Author: Abul Kalam Azad
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN: 0128212365
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Clean Energy Technologies Book Excerpt:

Advances in Clean Energy Technologies presents the latest advanced approaches toward a cleaner and more sustainable energy environment. Editor Kalam Azad and his team of expert contributors focus on recent developments in the field of clean energy technologies, sustainable zero emission resources, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, as well as clean energy policy and markets. This well-rounded reference includes an authoritative view on control and storage solutions specific to medium and large-scale industries, advanced approaches to modeling, and experimental investigations on clean energy technologies. Those working in and researching clean energy and sustainability will obtain detailed understanding of a variety of zero emission energy production and conversion approaches, as well as important socio-economic and environmental considerations that can be applied to their own unique power generation settings. Presents an exclusive analysis on advanced approaches of modeling and experimental investigations of clean energy technologies, including solar, wind, ocean, and hybrid systems Includes an authoritative and cross-disciplinary view on energy policy and energy markets Helps readers develop an understanding of concepts and solutions to global issues surrounding sustainability in medium-large scale energy industries Offers detailed understanding of a variety of zero emission energy production and conversion approaches

Distributed Energy Resources in Local Integrated Energy Systems

Distributed Energy Resources in Local Integrated Energy Systems
Author: Giorgio Graditi,Marialaura Di Somma
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2021-02-27
ISBN: 0128242140
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Energy Resources in Local Integrated Energy Systems Book Excerpt:

Distributed Energy Resources in Local Integrated Energy Systems: Optimal Operation and Planning reviews research and policy developments surrounding the optimal operation and planning of DER in the context of local integrated energy systems in the presence of multiple energy carriers, vectors and multi-objective requirements. This assessment is carried out by analyzing impacts and benefits at local levels, and in distribution networks and larger systems. These frameworks represent valid tools to provide support in the decision-making process for DER operation and planning. Uncertainties of RES generation and loads in optimal DER scheduling are addressed, along with energy trading and blockchain technologies. Interactions among various energy carriers in local energy systems are investigated in scalable and flexible optimization models for adaptation to a number of real contexts thanks to the wide variety of generation, conversion and storage technologies considered, the exploitation of demand side flexibility, emerging technologies, and through the general mathematical formulations established. Integrates multi-energy DER, including electrical and thermal distributed generation, demand response, electric vehicles, storage and RES in the context of local integrated energy systems Fosters the integration of DER in the electricity markets through the concepts of DER aggregation Addresses the challenges of emerging paradigms as energy communities and energy blockchain applications in the current and future energy landscape Proposes operation optimization models and methods through multi-objective approaches for fostering short- and long-run sustainability of local energy systems Assesses and models the uncertainties of renewable resources and intermittent loads in the short-term decision-making process for smart decentralized energy systems

Smart Cities Green Technologies and Intelligent Transport Systems

Smart Cities  Green Technologies  and Intelligent Transport Systems
Author: Markus Helfert,Cornel Klein,Brian Donnellan,Oleg Gusikhin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2017-08-07
ISBN: 3319637126
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities Green Technologies and Intelligent Transport Systems Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, SMARTGREENS 2016, and the Second International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems, VEHITS 2016, held in Rome, Italy, in April 2016. The 11 full papers of SMARTGREENS 2016 presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 72 submissions. VEHITS 2016 received 49 paper submissions from which 5 papers were selected and published in this book. The papers reflect topics such as smart cities, energy-aware systems and technologies, sustainable computing and communications, sustainable transportation and smart mobility.

Main Street Net zero Energy Buildings

Main Street Net zero Energy Buildings
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 9
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture and energy conservation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Main Street Net zero Energy Buildings Book Excerpt:

Electricity consumption in the commercial building sector doubled between 1980 and 2000 and is expected to increase another 50% by 2025. Ongoing work at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory indicates that net-zero energy buildings (NZEB) are both achievable and repeatable today. In theory, these highly energy-efficient buildings will produce, during a typical year, enough renewable energy to offset the energy they consume from the grid. This paper presents a definition framework for classifying NZEBs and a real-life example that demonstrates how a large-scale office building can cost-effectively achieve net-zero energy. We use the new U.S. Department of Energy/NREL 220,000-ft2 Research Support Facilities (RSF) building to illustrate why a clear picture of NZEB definitions is important and how the framework provides a methodology for creating a cost-effective NZEB.

Solar Energy Conversion Systems in the Built Environment

Solar Energy Conversion Systems in the Built Environment
Author: Ion Visa,Anca Duta,Macedon Moldovan,Bogdan Burduhos,Mircea Neagoe
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-01-08
ISBN: 3030348296
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Energy Conversion Systems in the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on solar energy conversion systems that can be implemented in the built environment, at building or at community level. The quest for developing a sustainable built environment asks for specific solutions to provide clean energy based on renewable sources, and solar energy is considered one of the cleanest available energy on Earth. The specific issues raised by the implementation location are discussed, including the climatic profile distorted by the buildings, the available surface on the buildings for implementation, etc. This book also discusses the seasonal and diurnal variability of the solar energy resource in parallel with the variability of the electrical and thermal energy demand in the built environment (particularly focusing on the residential buildings). Solutions are proposed to match these variabilities, including the development of energy mixes with other renewables (e.g. geothermal or biomass, for thermal energy production). Specific solutions, including case studies of systems implemented on buildings all over the world, are presented and analyzed for electrical and for thermal energy production and the main differences in the systems design are outlined. The conversion efficiency (thus the output) and the main causes of energy losses are considered in both cases. The architectural constraints are additionally considered and novel solar energy convertors with different shapes and colors are presented and discussed. The durability of the solar energy conversion systems is analyzed considering the specific issues that occur when these systems are implemented in the built environment; based on practical examples, general conclusions are formulated and specific aspects are discussed in relation to experimental results and literature data. With renewables implemented in the built environment likely to expand in the near future, this book represents welcome and timely material for all professionals and researchers that are aiming to provide efficient and feasible solutions for the sustainable built environment.

Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges

Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges
Author: Manuel Jorge Rodrigues Couceiro da Costa,Filipa Roseta,Joana Pestana Lages,Susana Couceiro da Costa
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1268
Release: 2019-08-08
ISBN: 1351849573
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges Book Excerpt:

The escalating interdependecy of nations drives global geopolitics to shift ever more quickly. Societies seem unable to control any change that affects their cities, whether positively or negatively. Challenges are global, but solutions need to be implemented locally. How can architectural research contribute to the future of our changing society? How has it contributed in the past? The theme of the 10th EAAE/ARCC International Conference, “Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges”, was set to address these questions. This book, Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges, includes reviewed papers presented in June 2016, at the 10th EAAE/ARCC International Conference, which was held at the facilities of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon. The papers have been further divided into the following five sub-themes: a Changing Society; In Transit – Global Migration; Renaturalization of the City; Emerging Fields of Architectural Practice; and Research on Architectural Education. The EAAE/ARCC International Conference, held under the aegis of the EAAE and of the ARCC, is a conference organized every other year, in collaboration with one of the member schools/ universities of those associations, alternatively in North America or in Europe.

Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education

Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Ulisses M. Azeiteiro,Fátima Alves,Petra Molthan-Hill
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2017-02-24
ISBN: 331947877X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

This Handbook approaches sustainable development in higher education from an integrated perspective, addressing the dearth of publications on the subject. It offers a unique overview of what universities around the world are doing to implement sustainable development (i.e. via curriculum innovation, research, activities, or practical projects) and how their efforts relate to education for sustainable development at the university level. The Handbook gathers a wealth of information, ideas, best practices and lessons learned in the context of executing concrete projects, and assesses methodological approaches to integrating the topic of sustainable development in university curricula. Lastly, it documents and disseminates the veritable treasure trove of practical experience currently available on sustainability in higher education.

Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment

Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment
Author: Fernando Pacheco Torgal,Marina Mistretta,Artūras Kaklauskas,Claes G. Granqvist,Luisa F. Cabeza
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 1447155238
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment Book Excerpt:

The recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on 19 May 2010. For new buildings, the recast fixes 2020 as the deadline for all new buildings to be “nearly zero energy” (and even sooner for public buildings – by the end of 2018). This book gives practitioner an important tool to tackle the challenges of building refurbishment towards nearly zero energy. This book is welcome at this time and sets the scene for professionals whether practitioners or researchers to learn more about how we can make whether old or new buildings more efficient and effective in terms of energy performance.

High Efficient Buildings in Mediterranean Area

High Efficient Buildings in Mediterranean Area
Author: Natale Arcuri,Roberto Bruno,Piero Bevilacqua
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2021-05-26
ISBN: 3039439553
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Efficient Buildings in Mediterranean Area Book Excerpt:

The Building sector requires a conspicuous considerable amount of energy for services related to annual air-conditioning and the thermal comfort of indoor spaces. The design of highly efficient low-energy buildings is often a challenging task, especially rranean area, where the balanced requirement for heating and cooling energy does not usually permit a high level of envelope insulation in order to avoid summer overheating. This topical Special Issue of Energies is dedicated to “High Efficient Buildings in Mediterranean Area: Challenges and Perspectives” and collects studies related to the assessment and evaluation of systems and technologies for building energy management and control in the Mediterranean climate, with the aim of optimizing the building–plant system and reducing energy use. This collection of papers presents the latest research results related to the topic; these articles offer valuable insights into the energy simulation of highly efficient buildings, propose innovative envelope solutions, such as green roofs, Trombe walls, and PCM, and investigate the use of renewable sources such as photovoltaic systems. The topics also include the innovative use and control of Venetian blinds and fixed solar shades in order to reduce energy consumption and preserve visual comfort, as well as an interesting economic analysis based on the cost-optimal approach.in the Mediterranean area, where usually the balanced requirement for heating and cooling energy does not usually permit a high level of envelope insulation, in order to avoid summer overheating. This topical sSpecial iIssue of Energies is dedicated to the “High Efficient Buildings in Mediterranean Area: Challenges and Perspectives” and collects contributions with studies related to the assessment and evaluation of systems and technologies for building energy management and control in the Mediterranean climate, with the aimed at the of optimization ofing the building-–plant system and the reductiong of energy use. This collection of papers presents the latest research results related to the topic; these articles offering valuable insights on into the energy simulation of highly efficient buildings, proposeing innovative envelope solutions, such as green roofs, Trombe wWalls, and PCM, and investigateing the use of renewable sources such as photovoltaics systems. The topics also investigate include the innovative use and control of Vvenetian blinds and fixed solar shadeings in order to reduce energy consumption and preserve visual comfort, and finally proposing alsoas well as an interesting economic analysis based on the cost-optimal approach.The building sector requires a considerable amount of energy for services related to annual air-conditioning and the thermal comfort of indoor spaces. The design of highly efficient low-energy buildings is often a challenging task, especially in the Medite

Smart Grid and Enabling Technologies

Smart Grid and Enabling Technologies
Author: Shady S. Refaat,Omar Ellabban,Sertac Bayhan,Haitham Abu-Rub,Frede Blaabjerg,Miroslav M. Begovic
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN: 1119422450
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Grid and Enabling Technologies Book Excerpt:

Discover foundational topics in smart grid technology as well as an exploration of the current and future state of the industry As the relationship between fossil fuel use and climate change becomes ever clearer, the search is on for reliable, renewable and less harmful sources of energy. Sometimes called the electronet or the energy Internet, smart grids promise to integrate renewable energy, information, and communication technologies with the existing electrical grid and deliver electricity more efficiently and reliably. Smart Grid and Enabling Technologies delivers a complete vision of smart grid technology and applications, including foundational and fundamental technologies, the technology that enables smart grids, the current state of the industry, and future trends in smart energy. The book offers readers thorough discussions of modern smart grid technology, including advanced metering infrastructure, net zero energy buildings, and communication, data management, and networks in smart grids. The accomplished authors also discuss critical challenges and barriers facing the smart grid industry as well as trends likely to be of import in its future development. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to smart grid architecture, including traditional grids, the fundamentals of electric power, definitions and classifications of smart grids, and the components of smart grid technology An exploration of the opportunities and challenges posed by renewable energy integration Practical discussions of power electronics in the smart grid, including power electronics converters for distributed generation, flexible alternating current transmission systems, and high voltage direct current transmission systems An analysis of distributed generation Perfect for scientists, researchers, engineers, graduate students, and senior undergraduate students studying and working with electrical power systems and communication systems. Smart Grid and Enabling Technologies will also earn a place in the libraries of economists, government planners and regulators, policy makers, and energy stakeholders working in the smart grid field.

Main Street Zero Energy Buildings

Main Street Zero Energy Buildings
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Main Street Zero Energy Buildings Book Excerpt:

Ongoing work at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory indicates that net-zero energy building (NZEB) status is both achievable and repeatable today. This paper presents a definition framework for classifying NZEBs and a real-life example that demonstrates how a large-scale office building can cost-effectively achieve net-zero energy.

Net zero energy buildings

Net zero energy buildings
Author: Karsten Voss,Eike Musall
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-12-10
ISBN: 3955530434
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Net zero energy buildings Book Excerpt:

"Net zero energy buildings, equilibrium buildings or carbon neutral cities – depending on location and the reasons for making the calculation, the numbers are run differently. The variety of terms in use indicates that a scientific method is still lacking – which is a problem not just in regard to international communication, but also with respect to planning processes as a response to energy challenges. The clarification and meaning of the most important terms in use is extremely important for their implementation. Since October 2008, a panel of experts from an international energy agency has concerned itself with these topics as part of a project entitled “Towards Net Zero Energy Solar Buildings”. The objective is to analyse exemplary buildings that are near a zero-energy balance in order to develop methods and tools for the planning, design and operation of such buildings. The results are documented in this publication: In addition to the presentation of selected projects, it is not just architectural showcase projects that are shown – the focus is on relaying knowledge and experience gained by planners and builders. Even if many questions remain unanswered: Project examples that have already been implemented prove on a practical basis that the objective of a zero energy balance is already possible today."