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The Resource Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings, edited by Matthew R. Hall, (electronic book)

Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings, edited by Matthew R. Hall, (electronic book)

Label
Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings
Title
Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings
Statement of responsibility
edited by Matthew R. Hall
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Almost half of the total energy produced in the developed world is inefficiently used to heat, cool, ventilate and control humidity in buildings, to meet the increasingly high thermal comfort levels demanded by occupants. The utilisation of advanced materials and passive technologies in buildings would substantially reduce the energy demand and improve the environmental impact and carbon footprint of building stock worldwide. Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings critically reviews the advanced building materials applicable for improving the built environment. Part one reviews both fundamental building physics and occupant comfort in buildings, from heat and mass transport, hygrothermal behaviour, and ventilation, on to thermal comfort and health and safety requirements. Part two details the development of advanced materials and sustainable technologies for application in buildings, beginning with a review of lifecycle assessment and environmental profiling of materials. The section moves on to review thermal insulation materials, materials for heat and moisture control, and heat energy storage and passive cooling technologies. Part two concludes with coverage of modern methods of construction, roofing design and technology, and benchmarking of faiades for optimised building thermal performance. Finally, Part three reviews the application of advanced materials, design and technologies in a range of existing and new building types, including domestic, commercial and high-performance buildings, and buildings in hot and tropical climates. This book is of particular use to, mechanical, electrical and HVAC engineers, architects and low-energy building practitioners worldwide, as well as to academics and researchers in the fields of building physics, civil and building engineering, and materials science. Explores improving energy efficiency and thermal comfort through material selection and sustainable technologiesDocuments the development of advanced materials and sustainable technologies for applications in building design and constructionExamines fundamental building physics and occupant comfort in buildings featuring heat and mass transport, hygrothermal behaviour and ventilation
Member of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
693.832
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TH880
LC item number
.M38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hall, Matthew R
Series statement
Woodhead Publishing series in energy
Series volume
14
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sustainable buildings
  • Heating
  • Energy consumption
Label
Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings, edited by Matthew R. Hall, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Fundamental issues and building physics : understanding energy efficiency and thermal comfort in the built environment -- pt. 2. Materials and sustainable technologies : improving energy efficiency and thermal comfort in the built environment -- pt. 3. Application of advanced building materials and design : improving energy efficiency and thermal comfort in the built environment
Control code
EBC1584745
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxvi, 734 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781439829707
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings, edited by Matthew R. Hall, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Fundamental issues and building physics : understanding energy efficiency and thermal comfort in the built environment -- pt. 2. Materials and sustainable technologies : improving energy efficiency and thermal comfort in the built environment -- pt. 3. Application of advanced building materials and design : improving energy efficiency and thermal comfort in the built environment
Control code
EBC1584745
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxvi, 734 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781439829707
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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