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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 in the field, suitable for architects and building engineers, environmental engineers, industry professionals, students, teachers and researchers in building science, technical libraries and laboratories.
1: Energy, Carbon and Cost Performance of Building Stocks: Upgrade Analysis, Energy Labelling and National Policy Development;
2: Solar Chimneys in Buildings - The State of the Art;
3: Optimisation and Economics of Solar Cooling Systems;
4: Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms in Energy Applications in Buildings;
5: Decision Support Methodologies on the Energy Efficiency and Energy Management in Buildings;
6: Progress in Numerical Modelling for Urban Thermal Environment Studies;
7: Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE): An Inevitable Step Toward Sustainability;
8: Guidelines to Avoid Mould Growth in Buildings;
9: Thermal Impact of Strategic Landscaping in Cities: A Review; 10: Urban Heat Island and its Impact on Building Energy Consumption;
11: Green Roofs in Buildings: Thermal and Environmental Behavior; 12: A Review on Building Earth-contact Heat Transfer.
Mat Santamouris has a prolific publishing record and is a member of the editorial board for four journals. He is based at the University of Athens, Greece and is Visiting Professor at the University of North London.
'Several high quality scientific journals are published in the area of building energy and indoor/outdoor environment; however, one has been missing. Advances in Building Energy Research fills the gap. I recommend ABER to all technical libraries, research institutes and universities. It should also be used by construction companies and those manufacturing building materials and building products.' Professor Olli Seppanen, President of REHVA (Federation of Heating and Air-conditioning Associations) 'Advances in Building Energy Research is a unique index. It will be an inexhaustible resource for energy related sciences and a continuous inspiration for architects around the world.' N. Fintikakis, Architect and Director of UIA-ARES WP (Architecture and Renewable Energy Sources) 'The topic of Energy in buildings is today very high on many political agendas. This ABER Publication brings new insights in topics as solar chimneys, green roofs, the urban dimension on energy,... In addition, various aspects of performance prediction are covered as well as optimization challenges.' Peter Wouters, Manager INIVE EEIG (International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance)