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A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design & Engineering: An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance

Handbook / Manual

Series: BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

By: Dejan Mumovic (Editor), Mat Santamouris (Editor)

512 pages, b/w illustrations


Paperback | Nov 2015 | #226938 | ISBN-13: 9781138965546
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NHBS Price: £29.99 $37/€34 approx
Hardback | Jan 2009 | #179949 | ISBN-13: 9781844075966
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About this book

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 they need to work closely with many disciplines to meet these challenges.

A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design & Engineering covers: how to design, engineer and monitor a building in a manner that minimises the emissions of greenhouse gases; how to adapt the environment, fabric and services of existing and new buildings to climate change; and, how to improve the environment in and around buildings to provide better health, comfort, security and productivity, and provides crucial expertise on monitoring the performance of buildings once they are occupied.

The authors explain the principles behind built environment engineering, and offer practical guidance through international case studies.A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design & Engineering offers highly practical coverage of design, engineering, adaptation and monitoring of sustainable buildings. Written by leading international experts, it is an essential toolkit for building engineers and advanced students.

"This book offers great practical insights into the latest thinking in delivering sustainable buildings, backed up with superb research and entertaining evidence. A great myth-buster."
– Dr Judit Kimpian, Head of Advanced Modelling Group and Sustainability, AEDAS and the major driving force behind the CarbonBuzz Platform

"What a whopper! Over 400 pages packed with useful and comprehensive information. One wonders if one could ever wish for more. A great treat for all involved in the field."
– Alexandros N. Tombazis, architect specializing in low energy and bioclimatic design

"This work will be very useful to all who are involved in the ongoing effort to move toward zero carbon and energy-efficient buildings that effectively serve societal needs."
– E. Erickson, Choice, August 2009

"In the context of new awareness, the book with knowledge of many experts is valuable"
Built Environment


Part I: Introduction to Complex Built Environment Systems Introduction: Setting the Scene
1. Building Sustainable Communities: Combining Social and Physical Perspectives

Part II: Energy and Buildings Introduction: Towards Zero Carbon Buildings
2. Energy Efficiency and Thermal Envelope
3. Energy Monitoring and Labelling
4. Energy Modelling
5. Carbon Reduction in Buildings
6. Renewable Energy Sources and the City
7. Heat Pumps in City Centre Buildings
8. Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings
9. Case Study: Energy and Environmental Monitoring
10. Case Study: Energy Modelling
11. Case Study: Energy Efficient Refurbishment of Buildings: A Policy Context

Part III: Buildings and Environment Introduction: Emerging Design Challenges of the 21st Century
12. Urban Climate: Impacts on Energy Use, Comfort and Health
13. Air Pollution and the Urban Built Environment
14. Ventilation, Thermal Comfort, Health and Productivity
15. Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Modelling
16. Moisture Control in Buildings
17. Natural Ventilation in City Centre Buildings
18. Mechanical and Mixed-Mode Ventilation in City Centre Buildings
19. Climate Change and Building Design
20. Sustainable Cooling Strategies
21. Case Study: Indoor Air Quality in City Centre Buildings
22. Case Study: Indoor Air Quality and Health
23. Case Study: Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Modelling

Part IV: Operational Performance of Buildings Introduction: The Post-Occupancy Evaluation
24. Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Buildings
25. Occupant Behaviour and Energy Use
26. Case Study: Natural Ventilation of Auditoria: Three Case Studies
27. Case Study: A Naturally Ventilated Building in a City Centre
28. Case Study: Impact of an Energy Refurbishment Programme in Chile: More than Energy Savings


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Dejan Mumovic is a Lecturer in Environmental Design and Engineering at the Bartlett, University College London (UCL), a member of the Complex Built Environment Systems (CBES) research group, and cofounder of IBPSA-England and CIBSE School Design Group.

Mat Santamouris is an Associate Professor of Energy Physics at University of Athens and Visiting Professor to the School of Architecture, Low Energy Unit at University of North London, UK.

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