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  1. A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering

    An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance

    Edited by Dejan Mumovic, Mat Santamouris

    Series: BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

    The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection, focusing mostly on energy and ventilation, provides the current and next generation of building engineering professionals with what...

    Published January 30th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Ventilation and Airflow in Buildings

    Methods for Diagnosis and Evaluation

    By Claude-Alain Roulet

    Series: BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

    Energy efficiency in buildings requires, among other things, that ventilation be appropriately dimensioned: too much ventilation wastes energy, and insufficient ventilation leads to poor indoor air quality and low comfort. Studies have shown that ventilation systems seldom function according to...

    Published December 12th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Advances in Passive Cooling

    Edited by Mat Santamouris

    Series: BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

    Following a rapid increase in the use of air conditioning in buildings of all types, the energy demand for powering such devices has become a significant cause for concern. Passive cooling is increasingly being thought of as the best alternative to air conditioning. This book offers the latest...

    Published August 22nd 2007 by Routledge

  4. Natural Ventilation in the Urban Environment

    Assessment and Design

    Edited by Francis Allard, Cristian Ghiaus

    Series: BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

    Throughout the world, there is an increasing interest in ecological design of buildings, and natural ventilation has proved to be the most efficient low-energy cooling technique. Its practical application, however, is hindered by the lack of information on the complex relationship between the...

    Published April 3rd 2005 by Routledge

  5. Energy Performance of Residential Buildings

    A Practical Guide for Energy Rating and Efficiency

    Edited by M. Santamouris

    Series: BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

    Energy Rating is a crucial consideration in modern building design, affirmed by the new EC Directive on the energy performance of buildings. Energy represents a high percentage of the running costs of a building, and has a significant impact on the comfort of the occupants. This book represents...

    Published December 1st 2004 by Routledge

  6. Solar Thermal Technologies for Buildings

    The State of the Art

    Edited by M. Santamouris

    Series: BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

    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,...

    Published November 1st 2003 by Routledge

  7. Energy and Climate in the Urban Built Environment

    Edited by M. Santamouris

    Series: BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

    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...

    Published February 1st 2001 by Routledge

  8. Thermal Analysis and Design of Passive Solar Buildings

    By AK Athienitis

    Edited by M. Santamouris

    Series: BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

    Passive solar design techniques are becoming increasingly important in building design. This design reference book takes the building engineer or physicist step-by-step through the thermal analysis and design of passive solar buildings. In particular it emphasises two important topics: the maximum...

    Published November 1st 2000 by Routledge

  9. Passive Cooling of Buildings

    By D. Asimakopoulos

    Edited by M. Santamouris

    Series: BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

    Energy use in buildings in the EU represents about 40% of the total annual energy consumption. With greater awareness of the need to reduce energy consumption comes a growth of interest in passive cooling, particularly as an alternative to air-conditioning. This book describes the fundamentals of...

    Published March 1st 1996 by Routledge

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