Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

Written By Matthew R Hall
Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 21 April 2010
  • ISBN : 1845699270
  • Pages : 760 pages
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Download or read book entitled Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings by author: Matthew R Hall which was release on 21 April 2010 and published by Elsevier with total page 760 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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

Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings
  • Author : Matthew R Hall
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-04-21
  • Total pages : 760
  • ISBN : 1845699270
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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 ...

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  • Author : Miloš Kalousek,Karel Struhala
  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-12-05
  • Total pages : 644
  • ISBN : 1845699270
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Summary : The volume was collected by results of Conference "Buildings and Environment" (enviBUILD 2016, 22nd – 23rd September 2016, Brno, Czech Republic). This volume presents scientific works in the field of building technologies and quality of indoor environment. Also included are works describing new advanced materials and technologies and sustainable construction. Most of the ...

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  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Release Date : 2015-07-03
  • Total pages : 158
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-04-23
  • Total pages : 256
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Summary : Solar thermal is now a proven technology in terms of reliability, cost-benefit, and low environmental impact. The integration of solar thermal systems and installations into the design of buildings can provide a clean, efficient and sustainable low-energy solution for heating and cooling, whilst, taken in a wider context, contributing to ...

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-02-04
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  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 340
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  • Release Date : 2018-12-12
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Summary : This volume presents the proceedings of the 9th Cold Climate HVAC conference, which was held in Kiruna, Sweden in 2018. The conference highlighted key technologies and processes that allow scientists, designers, engineers, manufacturers and other decision makers in cold climate regions to achieve good indoor environmental quality (IEQ) with a minimum ...

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 287
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  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Total pages : 374
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-11-23
  • Total pages : 543
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-03-27
  • Total pages : 256
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Summary : Practical information on designing sustainable,energy-efficient building facades As energy and other natural resources are being depleted, it hasbecome clear that technologies and strategies that allow us tomaintain our satisfaction with interior environments whileconsuming less of these resources are major objectives ofcontemporary facade design. Sustainable Facades focuses onthe strategies and ...

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  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2021-10-15
  • Total pages : 736
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  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014-02-27
  • Total pages : 632
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Summary : Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the EnviBUILD 2013, Buildings and Environment, October 17, 2013, Bratislava, Slovakia. The 120 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Energy Efficient Buildings, Chapter 2: Heat Storage and Energy Savings, Chapter 3: Integration of Renewable Energy sources, Chapter 4: Effective Ventilation, Chapter 5: Quality of Indoor Environment, Chapter 6: Natural and Environmental Friendly ...

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  • Author : Joseph Nowarski
  • Publisher : Joseph Nowarski
  • Release Date : 2016-05-02
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1845699270
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Summary : Design of building's exterior walls has important influence on energy consumption, building cost and thermal comfort. It influences also heating and cooling devices size. Optimization of energy consumption of the building requires consideration of the building materials, their thickness and mass, type and thickness of insulation, and location of the ...

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  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014-10-27
  • Total pages : 466
  • ISBN : 1845699270
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Summary : Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 9th International enviBUILD 2014 Conference, September 18-19, 2014, Brno, Czech Republic. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The 99 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Building Materials and Components, Chapter 2: Energy Performance of Buildings, Chapter 3: Retrofitting and Revitalization of Buildings, Chapter 4: Sustainable Building ...