189 pages, Col figs, tabs
This book explores the enormous potential of wind power in urban areas. It provides design guidance as well as addressing aesthetic, aerodynamic, architectural, environmental and structural constraints. It presents innovative examples from both real and simulated projects.
Harvesting energy from the wind need not be limited to rural wind farms. Responding to growing international interest in wind energy and decentralized energy production, this book focuses on the potential for exploiting wind power in urban areas. With radical implications for the generation of renewable energy in the city and hence our environment as a whole, this landmark book paves the way for significant developments in low-energy design and sustainable architecture. Having outlined the fundamentals, the authors examine wind enhancement and integration techniques, and address aesthetic, aerodynamic, architectural, environmental and structural constraints.
Design guidance is given to aid performance prediction, and a methodology is provided to assess urban wind energy conversion systems. International examples are included, from both real projects and research on prototype buildings where turbines actually drive the form.
'You will not be disappointed in the book as a good read, nor for any lack of relevant information.' AMSET 'clear references and illustrations of exceptional standard' 'Energy', August 2010 vol 163 issue EN3 'This is a timely, well-researched book on the present and future development of wind energy systems.' J.C Comer, Northern Illinois University, Choice, 2010. 'Europe has the lead here, and this book is a good way to start catching up.' Planning, June 2010. 'There are coloured photographs of most examples, which match the lively colour presentation and format throughout, so typical of the publisher... You will not be disappointed in the book as a good read, nor for any lack of relevant information' Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineering
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