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Sustainability Through Energy-Efficient Buildings

Sustainability Through Energy-Efficient Buildings
  • Author : Amritanshu Shukla,Atul Sharma
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-02
  • Total pages :310
  • ISBN : 0367571862
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Summary : The book covers chapters ranging from introduction to recent technological challenges, case studies of energy-efficient buildings with policy and awareness issues, fundamentals and present status along with research updates and future aspects on topics focusing on energy-efficient construction, materials Provides comprehensive information on energy efficient buildings including policy and energy audit aspects with case studies Examines application of PCMs in passive heating and cooling in buildings; role of active TES and energy saving potential

Energy Efficient Buildings

Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Author : Eng Hwa Yap
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-01-18
  • Total pages :214
  • ISBN : 9789535128755
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Summary : This book discusses energy efficient buildings and the role they play in our efforts to address climate change, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by considering buildings and the construction sector's unique position along a critical path to decarbonisation from a multi-perspective and holistic viewpoint. Topics covered in the book range from daylighting, building topology comparison, building envelope design, zero energy homes in hot arid regions, life-cycle considerations and energy efficiency analysis to managing energy demand through equipment selection. Each chapter addresses an important aspect of energy efficient building and serves as a vital building block towards constructing a timely and relevant body of knowledge in energy efficient buildings.

Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings
  • Author : Umberto Desideri,Francesco Asdrubali
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-11-12
  • Total pages :858
  • ISBN : 9780128128183
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Summary : Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A Life Cycle Approach offers a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the subject with a further focus on the Life Cycle. The editors, renowned academics, invited a diverse group of researchers to develop original chapters for the book and managed to well integrate all contributions in a consistent volume. Sections cover the role of the building sector on energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, international technical standards, laws and regulations, building energy efficiency and zero energy consumption buildings, the life cycle assessment of buildings, from construction to decommissioning, and other timely topics. The multidisciplinary approach to the subject makes it valuable for researchers and industry based Civil, Construction, and Architectural Engineers. Researchers in related fields as built environment, energy and sustainability at an urban scale will also benefit from the books integrated perspective. Presents a complete and thorough coverage of energy efficiency in buildings Provides an integrated approach to all the different elements that impact energy efficiency Contains coverage of worldwide regulation

Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings

Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Author : Paul Tymkow,Savvas Tassou,Maria Kolokotroni,Hussam Jouhara
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-07-18
  • Total pages :378
  • ISBN : 9781136893667
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Summary : The role and influence of building services engineers is undergoing rapid change and is pivotal to achieving low-carbon buildings. However, textbooks in the field have largely focused on the detailed technicalities of HVAC systems, often with little wider context. This book addresses that need by embracing a contemporary understanding of energy efficiency imperatives, together with a strategic approach to the key design issues impacting upon carbon performance, in a concise manner. The key conceptual design issues for planning the principal systems that influence energy efficiency are examined in detail. In addition, the following issues are addressed in turn: Background issues for sustainability and the design process Developing a strategic approach to energy-efficient design How to undertake load assessments System comparison and selection Space planning for services Post-occupancy evaluation of completed building services In order to deliver sustainable buildings, a new perspective is needed amongst building and services engineering designers, from the outset of the conceptual design stage and throughout the whole design process. In this book, students and practitioners alike will find the ideal introduction to this new approach.

Energy-Efficient Electrical Systems for Buildings

Energy-Efficient Electrical Systems for Buildings
  • Author : Moncef Krarti
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-03
  • Total pages :494
  • ISBN : 9781482258349
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Summary : Energy-Efficient Electrical Systems for Buildings offers a systematic and practical analysis and design approaches for electrical distribution and utilization systems in buildings. In addition to meeting the minimal safety requirements set by the National Electrical Code (NEC), the design approach consider the life-cycle cost analysis of designing energy efficient electrical distribution systems as well as integrating renewable energy technologies into both residential and commercial buildings. The book first provides a general overview of basic power systems commonly available in buildings. Then, detailed discussions of various components of typical building electrical distribution system are outlined through several chapters including transformers, protection devices, conductors and conduits, power and lighting panels, and motor control centers. The book includes several illustrations and numerous examples and analysis exercises are included, along with detailed design examples.

Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Energy Efficiency in Buildings
  • Author : José Manuel Andújar,Sergio Gómez Melgar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04-28
  • Total pages :412
  • ISBN : 9783039287024
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Summary : Buildings are one of the main causes of the emission of greenhouse gases in the world. Europe alone is responsible for more than 30% of emissions, or about 900 million tons of CO2 per year. Heating and air conditioning are the main cause of greenhouse gas emissions in buildings. Most buildings currently in use were built with poor energy efficiency criteria or, depending on the country and the date of construction, none at all. Therefore, regardless of whether construction regulations are becoming stricter, the real challenge nowadays is the energy rehabilitation of existing buildings. It is currently a priority to reduce (or, ideally, eliminate) the waste of energy in buildings and, at the same time, supply the necessary energy through renewable sources. The first can be achieved by improving the architectural design, construction methods, and materials used, as well as the efficiency of the facilities and systems; the second can be achieved through the integration of renewable energy (wind, solar, geothermal, etc.) in buildings. In any case, regardless of whether the energy used is renewable or not, the efficiency must always be taken into account. The most profitable and clean energy is that which is not consumed.

Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting

Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Claes Goeran Granqvist,Bjørn Peter Jelle,Giuseppe Peter Vanoli,Nicola Bianco,Jarek Kurnitski
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-01-03
  • Total pages :632
  • ISBN : 9780081012277
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Summary : Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting:Materials, Technologies, Optimization and Case Studies provides essential knowledge for civil engineers, architects, and other professionals working in the field of cost-effective energy efficient building retrofitting. The building sector is responsible for high energy consumption and its global demand is expected to grow as each day there are approximately 200,000 new inhabitants on planet Earth. The majority of electric energy will continue to be generated from the combustion of fossil fuels releasing not only carbon dioxide, but also methane and nitrous oxide. Energy efficiency measures are therefore crucial to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the building sector. Energy efficient building retrofitting needs to not only be technically feasible, but also economically viable. New building materials and advanced technologies already exist, but the knowledge to integrate all active components is still scarce and far from being widespread among building industry stakeholders. Emphasizes cost-effective methods for the refurbishment of existing buildings, presenting state-of-the-art technologies Includes detailed case studies that explain various methods and Net Zero Energy Explains optimal analysis and prioritization of cost effective strategies

Energy-Efficient Building Systems

Energy-Efficient Building Systems
  • Author : Lal Jayamaha
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-12-11
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780071777346
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Summary : Proven Strategies and Solutions for Reducing Energy Consumption Property and facility managers can turn to Energy-Efficient Building Systems as a one-stop guide to operating and maintaining commercial building systems at peak efficiency. Designed to help reduce energy costs and meet environmental standards, this state-of-the-art productivity tool contains fully illustrated, real-world examples of successful green building projects that have achieved significant, energy-saving results. From energy management and auditing, HVAC systems, cooling towers, and pumping systems...to lighting, electrical systems, automation, and building envelope, this expert resource takes readers step by step through procedures for getting optimal performance from every building system. For each system, the book presents the latest methods for improving efficiency...identifying promising new solutions...evaluating their feasibility...and estimating actual savings. Comprehensive and authoritative, Energy-Efficient Building Systems enables building professionals to: Get an in-depth understanding of the principles of each building system Select the most efficient systems for any nonresidential building Maximize energy efficiency with practical strategies and solutions Utilize hands-on methods for evaluating feasibility and estimating savings Review real-world examples of successful green building projects Inside This Cost-Saving Energy Guide • Energy Management and Energy Auditing • Air-Conditioning and Central Chiller Systems • Boilers and Heating Systems • Pumping Systems • Cooling Towers • Air Handling and Distribution Systems • Lighting Systems • Building Electrical Systems • Building Automation Systems • Building Envelope

Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes

Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes
  • Author : Francesca Stazi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-08-29
  • Total pages :374
  • ISBN : 9780128139714
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Summary : The design and construction of the appropriate building envelope is one of the most effective ways for improving a building’s thermal performance. Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes provides the optimal solutions, tools and methods for designing the energy efficient envelopes that will reduce energy consumption and achieve thermal comfort and low environmental impact. Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes provides experimental data, technical solutions and methods for quantifying energy consumption and comfort levels, also considering dynamic strategies such as thermal inertia and natural ventilation. Several type of envelopes and their optimal solutions are covered, including retrofit of existing envelopes, new solutions, passive systems such as ventilated facades and solar walls. The discussion also considers various climates (mild or extreme) and seasons, building typology, mode of use of the internal environment, heating profiles and cross-ventilation Experimental investigations on real case studies, to explore in detail the behaviour of different envelopes Laboratory tests on existing insulation to quantify the actual performances Analytical simulations in dynamic conditions to extend the boundary conditions to other climates and usage profiles and to consider alternative insulation strategies Evaluation of solutions sustainability through the quantification of environmental and economic impacts with LCA analysis; including global cost comparison between the different scenarios Integrated evaluations between various aspects such as comfort, energy saving, and sustainability

Optimal Design and Retrofit of Energy Efficient Buildings, Communities, and Urban Centers

Optimal Design and Retrofit of Energy Efficient Buildings, Communities, and Urban Centers
  • Author : Moncef Krarti
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-27
  • Total pages :646
  • ISBN : 9780128118948
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Summary : Optimal Design and Retrofit of Energy Efficient Buildings, Communities, and Urban Centers presents current techniques and technologies for energy efficiency in buildings. Cases introduce and demonstrate applications in both the design of new buildings and retrofit of existing structures. The book begins with an introduction that includes energy consumption statistics, building energy efficiency codes, and standards and labels from around the world. It then highlights the need for integrated and comprehensive energy analysis approaches. Subsequent sections present an overview of advanced energy efficiency technologies for buildings, including dynamic insulation materials, phase change materials, LED lighting and daylight controls, Life Cycle Analysis, and more. This book provides researchers and professionals with a coherent set of tools and techniques for enhancing energy efficiency in new and existing buildings. The case studies presented help practitioners implement the techniques and technologies in their own projects. Introduces a holistic analysis approach to energy efficiency for buildings using the concept of energy productivity Provides coverage of individual buildings, communities and urban centers Includes both the design of new buildings and retrofitting of existing structures to improve energy efficiency Describes state-of-the-art energy efficiency technologies Presents several cases studies and examples that illustrate the analysis techniques and impact of energy efficiency technologies and controls

Energy-efficient Buildings in India

Energy-efficient Buildings in India
  • Author : Mili Majumdar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-01-01
  • Total pages :278
  • ISBN : 8185419825
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Summary : Accelerated urbanization imposes immense pressure on the dwindling energy sources and fragile ecosystems. Yet, the resource crunch confronting energy supplies can be alleviated if we design and develop future buildings by incorporating sound concepts of energy efficiency and sustainability.Covering 41 projects from India's various climatic zones, this book provides thorough insights into the context, techniques, and benefits of energy-efficient buildings. The projects highlight design responses to varied climatic conditions, appropriate materials and construction methods, implementation of energy-efficient systems, and effective utilization of renewable energy to reduce pressure on grid power.This book will inspire architects, designers, urban planners, engineers, and students to build for a better tomorrow.

Energy Efficient Buildings with Solar and Geothermal Resources

Energy Efficient Buildings with Solar and Geothermal Resources
  • Author : Ursula Eicker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-02-06
  • Total pages :608
  • ISBN : 9781118707081
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Summary : A modern and unique perspective on solar and geothermaltechnologies for heating and cooling buildings This book will have a broad appeal reaching practising engineersin the industry as well as students. With introductory sections foreach technology described, material includes chapters on:geothermal energy use for the heating and cooling of buildings; achapter on electrically driven heat pumps/chillers; material onnight radiative cooling, photovoltaic thermal collectors,temperature modelling and thin film photovoltaicmodelling. Includes general introductory sections for each technology withmarket potential and applications Covers an increasingly important component of energycourses Considers a broad range of alternative renewable energysupplies relevant to the building sector, such as geothermal energywith heat pump With a special focus on solar cooling, provides detailedphysical models of all technologies and example calculations Unique in covering the fundamentals of meteorologicalmodelling

Green Structures

Green Structures
  • Author : Satyajit Ghosh,Abhinav Dhaka
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-07-15
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 1498749631
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Summary : The world is beginning to feel the crunch of depleting conventional energy sources and these desperate times call for exploring newer vistas in terms of alternative sources of energy. The construction sector is expected to require a major overhaul involving strategic advancements in the utilization of green energy given the rapid urban growth. A number of policy initiatives to mainstream energy efficiency are in place in most countries that are expected to accelerate energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings. Streamlining the green building movement requires coordinated monitoring and intelligent control of a building's vital functions. This can be achieved through building management systems (BMS) involving the integration of structures, systems, services, and management. Green building movements should examine the potential of power generation from urban, municipal, and industrial wastes. Equitable distribution of water resources should be carefully planned--monsoon-dominated countries should adopt efficient rain-water harvesting measures to provide clean water to thirsty nations. These overarching concepts are well woven into themed chapters in Green Structures: Energy Efficient Buildings. Easily comprehensible to undergraduates in civil, structural, and environmental engineering; graduate students and researchers; town planners; and architects worldwide, the content of this book not only comes from courses on energy efficient buildings taught by the authors, but also from new and original research. This definitive resource has an enduring appeal for all those concerned with green structures.

Energy Efficient Building Design

Energy Efficient Building Design
  • Author : Ana-Maria Dabija
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04-11
  • Total pages :281
  • ISBN : 9783030406714
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Summary : This book is the result of recent research that deals with the built environment and innovative materials, carried out by specialists working in universities and centers of research in different professional fields ─ architecture, engineering, physics ─ and in an area that that spans from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf, and from South Eastern Europe to the Middle East. This book takes the necessity of re-shaping the concept of building design in order to transform buildings from large scale energy consumers to energy savers and producers into consideration. The book is organized in two parts: theory and case studies. For the theoretical part, we chose from the wide range of sources that provide energy efficient materials and systems the two that seem to be endless: the sun and vegetation. Their use in building products represents a tool for specialists in the architectural design concept. The case-studies presented analyze different architectural programs, in different climates, from new buildings to rehabilitation approaches and from residential architecture to hospitals and sports arenas; each case emphasizes the interdisciplinarity of the building design activity in order to help readers gain a better understanding of the complex approach needed for energy efficient building design

Energy Performance of Buildings

Energy Performance of Buildings
  • Author : Sofia-Natalia Boemi,Olatz Irulegi,Mattheos Santamouris
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-11-23
  • Total pages :543
  • ISBN : 9783319208312
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Summary : This book analyzes the trends and technologies of green and energy efficient building, identifying strategies for implementing energy savings and enabling the use of renewable resources in residential, commercial, healthcare and educational building sectors. The authors focus on best practices in temperate climates, providing in-depth coverage of urban heat island, climate change and fuel poverty mitigation through architectural optimization, leveraging renewable energy sources and utilization of cutting-edge cooling materials. Pragmatic emphasis is placed on improving the energy performance of existing building stock to meet short and long term objectives of climate and energy conservation strategies. Engineers, architects, designers, students, policy makers and efficiency professionals will all gain valuable insights and ideas from this practical handbook to greening the built environment.

Climatic Design

Climatic Design
  • Author : Donald Watson,Kenneth Labs
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1983
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : UOM:39015031867867
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Summary : An updated paperback re-issue of the guide to energy-efficient building design based on local climate. Table of Contents--Introduction; Part I: Principles (1) Heat and People; (2) Comfort and Indoor Climate; (3) Strategies of Climate Control; (4) Promote Solar Gain; (5) Minimize Conductive Heat Flow; (6) Minimize Infiltration; (7) Minimize Solar Gain; (8) Promote Ventilation; (9) Promote Radiant Cooling; (10) Promote Evaporative Cooling - Roof Systems; (11) Promote Conductive Cooling; (12) Appendices; Part II: Practices; Part III: Climatic Data; Part IV: Bibliography. Index. 285 illustrations.

Energy-efficient Building

Energy-efficient Building
  • Author : Fine Homebuilding
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :159
  • ISBN : 1561583405
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Summary : Although energy costs are near an all-time low, modern energy efficiency offers more than just savings: It offers comfort. With the help of this book, homeowners and builders can build lasting comfort into their homes -- and save money. This new addition to the best-selling Best of Fine Homebuilding series brings together 29 of the best articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine that cover topics from choosing ductwork and housewrap to building more efficient fireplaces and storm windows. The articles detail specific projects home-owners or builders can do to improve the energy efficiency of a traditional home. Over 200 photos and 50 color illustrations make concepts and product comparisons easy to understand, even for non-professionals. All of the articles are intended to solve common home energy problem: such as those associated with doors, skylights, water heaters, and heating systems. Energy-Efficient Building is an essential reference for homeowners and builders alike and invaluable to anyone building a new home.

Design of Energy-efficient Buildings

Design of Energy-efficient Buildings
  • Author : Sassan Mohasseb
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020
  • Total pages :182
  • ISBN : 1536178632
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Summary : "Nowadays, the energy crisis is one of the controversial issues around the world. Regarding the fact that the largest energy end use in the world belongs to the construction and residential sector, it seems necessary to analyze the energy flow in the buildings. The most sustainable energy design technique is to conserve energy as much as possible. There are various methods to reduce the use of conventional energy from fossil fuels to meet the energy requirement for the building. Various strategies including photovoltaic-thermal systems and insulation systems with the aim of minimizing building energy in different climate conditions (Cold-weather/Hot weather) were presented and assessed in the first chapter. A comprehensive work was carried out to investigate the effect of adding nanoparticles as concrete additives on both pore structure and thermophysical properties of the concrete at different ages. Besides, the behavioral models using Genetic Algorithm (GA) programming were developed to describe the time-dependent behavioral characteristics of nanoparticle blended concrete samples in various compressive and tensile stress states. Chapter 3 deals with the traditional energy saving techniques to highlight the potential of learning from traditional architecture and adopting their experiences to fulfill modern expectations. In this regard, Iranian classical architecture, particularly at hot arid climate, is taken into account. On the other hand, geothermal energy as one of the most significant alternative sources of thermal and electrical energy have been discussed. To address the growing demand of power generation and its related challenges of the existing electrical power grid, Smart Grid (SG) systems comes as a solution that lays in taking the world forward to reach energy independence and environmentally sustainable economic growth. The final chapter provides various information about the smart grid systems and the efficiency of such systems is analyzed through a detailed case study"--

Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings
  • Author : Matthew R Hall
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-04-21
  • Total pages :760
  • ISBN : 9781845699277
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Summary : Almost half of the total energy produced in the developed world is inefficiently used to heat, cool, ventilate and control humidity in buildings, to meet the increasingly high thermal comfort levels demanded by occupants. The utilisation of advanced materials and passive technologies in buildings would substantially reduce the energy demand and improve the environmental impact and carbon footprint of building stock worldwide. Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings critically reviews the advanced building materials applicable for improving the built environment. Part one reviews both fundamental building physics and occupant comfort in buildings, from heat and mass transport, hygrothermal behaviour, and ventilation, on to thermal comfort and health and safety requirements. Part two details the development of advanced materials and sustainable technologies for application in buildings, beginning with a review of lifecycle assessment and environmental profiling of materials. The section moves on to review thermal insulation materials, materials for heat and moisture control, and heat energy storage and passive cooling technologies. Part two concludes with coverage of modern methods of construction, roofing design and technology, and benchmarking of façades for optimised building thermal performance. Finally, Part three reviews the application of advanced materials, design and technologies in a range of existing and new building types, including domestic, commercial and high-performance buildings, and buildings in hot and tropical climates. This book is of particular use to, mechanical, electrical and HVAC engineers, architects and low-energy building practitioners worldwide, as well as to academics and researchers in the fields of building physics, civil and building engineering, and materials science. Explores improving energy efficiency and thermal comfort through material selection and sustainable technologies Documents the development of advanced materials and sustainable technologies for applications in building design and construction Examines fundamental building physics and occupant comfort in buildings featuring heat and mass transport, hygrothermal behaviour and ventilation

Green from the Ground Up

Green from the Ground Up
  • Author : David Johnston,Scott Gibson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :330
  • ISBN : 9781561589739
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Summary : Highlighted by more than 350 full-color photographs and illustrations, a comprehensive study of sustainable, energy-efficient, and healthful home construction offers a detailed explanation of green building fundamentals that covers such topics as site planning, materials selection, efficient energy alternatives, indoor air quality, and more at every stage in the construction process, from framing to finishes. Original.

Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing Countries

Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing Countries
  • Author : Feng Liu,Anke S. Meyer,John Hogan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9780821385340
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Summary : This book summarizes the experiences and lessons learned in the development and implementation of building energy efficiency codes (BEECs) from Europe and USA, as well as from China, Egypt, India and Mexico. It serves as a primer on the basic features and contents of BEECs and the commonly adopted compliance and enforcement approaches.