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Minimizing Energy Consumption, Energy Poverty and Global and Local Climate Change in the Built Environment: Innovating to Zero

Minimizing Energy Consumption, Energy Poverty and Global and Local Climate Change in the Built Environment: Innovating to Zero analyzes three major issues of the built environment, including the political, economic and technical contexts, the impacts of global and local climate change, and the technical and social characteristics of energy poverty. In addition, the book addresses the causes and reasons for the magnitude and characteristics of the built environment’s energy consumption. Users will find a fresh view of energy consumption

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Bioclimatic Approaches in Urban and Building Design

Bioclimatic Approaches in Urban and Building Design
  • Author : Giacomo Chiesa
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 04 January 2021
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This book explores the bioclimatic approach to building design. Constant innovations in the field are evident, including the need to face climate changes and increase the local resilience at different scales (regional, urban, architectural). Differently from other contributions, this book provides a definition of the bioclimatic design approach following a technological and performance-driven vision. It includes one of the largest collection of research voices on the topic, becoming also a critical reference work for bioclimatic theory. It is intended for

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Survivability under Overheating

Survivability under Overheating
  • Author : Afroditi Synnefa,Shamila Haddad,Priya Rajagopalan,Matthaios Santamouris
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 23 December 2020
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The present book discusses three significant challenges of the built environment, namely regional and global climate change, vulnerability, and survivability under the changing climate. Synergies between local climate change, energy consumption of buildings and energy poverty, and health risks highlight the necessity to develop mitigation strategies to counterbalance overheating impacts. The studies presented here assess the underlying issues related to urban overheating. Further, the impacts of temperature extremes on the low-income population and increased morbidity and mortality have been discussed.

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Urban Fuel Poverty

Urban Fuel Poverty
  • Author : Kristian Fabbri
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 04 July 2019
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Urban Fuel Poverty describes key approaches to defining and alleviating fuel poverty in cities using a multidisciplinary perspective and multiple case studies. It provides empirical knowledge on the levels and intensities of energy poverty in urban areas, along with new theoretical perspectives in conceptualizing the multidimensionality of energy poverty, with special focus given to the urban environment. Chapters discuss what energy poverty is in terms of taxonomy, stakeholders and affected parties, addressing the role of the economy and energy bills,

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Decarbonising the Built Environment

Decarbonising the Built Environment
  • Author : Peter Newton,Deo Prasad,Alistair Sproul,Stephen White
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 07 June 2019
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This book focuses on the challenge that Australia faces in transitioning to renewable energy and regenerating its cities via a transformation of its built environment. Both are necessary conditions for low carbon living in the 21st century. This is a global challenge represented by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the IPCC’s Climate Change program and its focus on mitigation and adaptation. All nations must make significant contributions to this transformation. This book highlights the new knowledge

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Socio-Environmental Vulnerability Assessment for Sustainable Management

Socio-Environmental Vulnerability Assessment for Sustainable Management
  • Author : Szymon Szewrański,Jan K. Kazak
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 15 December 2020
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This Special Issue explores the cross-disciplinary approaches, methodologies, and applications of socio-environmental vulnerability assessment that can be incorporated into sustainable management. The volume comprises 20 different points of view, which cover environmental protection and development, urban planning, geography, public policymaking, participation processes, and other cross-disciplinary fields. The articles collected in this volume come from all over the world and present the current state of the world’s environmental and social systems at a local, regional, and national level. New approaches and

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Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mitigation

Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mitigation
  • Author : Napoleon Enteria,Matteos Santamouris,Ursula Eicker
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 14 December 2020
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This book discusses the concepts and technologies associated with the mitigation of urban heat islands (UHIs) that are applicable in hot and humid regions. It presents several city case studies on how UHIs can be reduced in various areas to provide readers, researchers, and policymakers with insights into the concepts and technologies that should be considered when planning and constructing urban centres and buildings. The rapid development of urban areas in hot and humid regions has led to an increase

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International Energy and Poverty

International Energy and Poverty
  • Author : Lakshman Guruswamy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 20 August 2015
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Around 2.8 billion people globally, also known as the "Other Third" or "energy poor", have little or no access to beneficial energy that meets their needs for cooking, heating, water, sanitation, illumination, transportation, or basic mechanical power. This book uniquely integrates the hitherto segmented and fragmented approaches to the challenge of access to energy. It provides theoretical, philosophical and practical analysis of energy for the low energy (non-hydrocarbon based) Other Third of the world, and how the unmet needs of the

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The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society
  • Author : John S. Dryzek,Richard B. Norgaard,David Schlosberg
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 18 August 2011
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Climate change presents perhaps the most profound challenge ever confronted by human society. This volume is a definitive analysis drawing on the best thinking on questions of how climate change affects human systems, and how societies can, do, and should respond. Key topics covered include the history of the issues, social and political reception of climate science, the denial of that science by individuals and organized interests, the nature of the social disruptions caused by climate change, the economics of

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Advances in Building Energy Research

Advances in Building Energy Research
  • Author : Mat Santamouris
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 23 September 2010
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Advances in Building Energy Research (ABER) offers state-of-the-art information on the environmental science and performance of buildings, linking new technologies and methodologies with the latest research on systems, simulations and standards. As stringently reviewed as a journal but with the breadth of a book, this annual volume brings together invited contributions from the foremost international experts on energy efficiency and environmental quality of buildings. Spanning a broad range of technical subjects, this is a 'must have' reference on global developments

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Energy and Climate in the Urban Built Environment

Energy and Climate in the Urban Built Environment
  • Author : M. Santamouris
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 17 June 2013
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Both the number and percentage of people living in urban areas is growing rapidly. Up to half of the world's population is expected to be living in a city by the end of the century and there are over 170 cities in the world with populations over a million. Cities have a huge impact on the local climate and require vast quantities of energy to keep them functioning. The urban environment in turn has a big impact on the performance and

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The Sustainable City X

The Sustainable City X
  • Author : C.A. Brebbia,W.F. Florez-Escobar
  • Publisher : WIT Press
  • Release : 01 September 2015
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Containing the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability this book addresses the multidisciplinary aspects of urban planning; a result of the increasing size of cities; the amount of resources and services required and the complexity of modern society. Most of earth’s population now lives in cities and the process of urbanisation continues generating many problems deriving from the drift of the population towards them. These problems can be resolved by cities becoming efficient habitats,

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Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere

Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere
  • Author : Phaedra C. Pezzullo,Robert Cox
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 24 October 2017
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"This is the best undergraduate text devoted to environmental communication. It’s the standard book for an introduction to the field." —Jeffrey L. Courtright, Illinois State University The Fifth Edition of the award-winning Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere remains the most comprehensive introductory text in the growing field of environmental communication. This groundbreaking book focuses on the role that human communication plays in influencing the ways we perceive the environment. It also examines how we define what constitutes an

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Eco-Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development

Eco-Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development
  • Author : Danish, Mir Sayed Shah,Senjyu, Tomonobu Shah
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 23 October 2020
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Rapid changes in technology and lifestyle have led to a dramatic increase in energy demand. Growing energy demand is the main cause of environmental pollution, but the efficient use of renewable resources and technologies for residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors offers the opportunity to diminish energy dependence, ensure efficiency and reliability, reduce pollutant emissions, and buoy national economies. Eco-friendly energy processes are the key to long-term sustainability. Eco-Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development is a collection

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Building Energy Audits-Diagnosis and Retrofitting

Building Energy Audits-Diagnosis and Retrofitting
  • Author : Constantinos A. Balaras
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 12 January 2021
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The book “Building Energy Audits-Diagnosis and Retrofitting” is a collection of twelve papers that focus on the built environment in order to systematically collect and analyze relevant data for the energy use profile of buildings and extended for the sustainability assessment of the built environment. The contributions address historic buildings, baselines for non-residential buildings from energy performance audits, and from in-situ measurements, monitoring, and analysis of data, and verification of energy saving and model calibration for various building types. The

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