eBook Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, 1st Edition

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  • 554 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
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This volume contains the proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB12, held in Stockholm, Sweden, and is organized by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in partnership with KES International. The International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings focuses on a broad range of topics relating to sustainability in buildings but also encompassing energy sustainability more widely. Following the success of earlier events in the series, the 2012 conference includes the themes Sustainability, Energy, and Buildings and Information and Communication Technology, ICT. The SEB’12 proceedings include invited participation and paper submissions across a broad range of renewable energy and sustainability-related topics relevant to the main theme of Sustainability in Energy and Buildings. Applicable areas include technology for renewable energy and sustainability in the built environment, optimization and modeling techniques, information and communication technology usage, behavior and practice, including applications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Transformational Role of Lochiel Park Green Village.
2: Evaluation and Validation of an Electrical Model of Photovoltaic Module Based on Manufacturer Measurement.
3: Evolution of Environmental Sustainability for Timber and Steel Construction.
4: Using the Energy Signature Method to Estimate the Effective U-Value of Buildings.
5: Two Case Studies in Energy Efficient Renovation of Multi-family Housing; Explaining Robustness as a Characteristic to Assess Long-Term Sustainability.
6: Exploring the Courtyard Microclimate through an Example of Anatolian Seljuk Architecture: The Thirteenth-Century Sahabiye Madrassa in Kayseri.
7: Analysis of Structural Changes of the Load Profiles of the German Residential Sector due to Decentralized Electricity Generation and e-mobility.
8: The Impact of Hedonism on Domestic Hot Water Energy Demand for Showering – The Case of the Schanzenfest, Hamburg.
9: The Process of Delivery – A Case Study Evaluation of Residential Handover Procedures in Sustainable Housing.
10: Sustainable Renovation and Operation of Family Houses for Improved Climate Efficiency.
11: Solar Collector Based on Heat Pipes for Building Façades.
12: ICT Applications to Lower Energy Usage in the Already Built Environment.
13: Using Dynamic Programming Optimization to Maintain Comfort in Building during Summer Periods.
14: Assisting Inhabitants of Residential Homes with Management of Their Energy Consumption.
15: Raising High Energy Performance Glass Block from Waste Glasses with Cavity and Interlayer.
16: A New Model for Appropriate Selection of Window.
17: Improved Real Time Amorphous PV Model for Fault Diagnostic Usage.
18: An Investigation of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Heating Systems for Buildings: Combining Photovoltaics with Heat Pump.
19: Assessment of Solar Radiation Potential for Different Cities in Iran Using a Temperature-Based Method.
20: A Decision Support Framework for Evaluation of Environmentally and Economically Optimal Retrofit of Non-domestic Buildings.
21: Modeling, from the Energy Viewpoint, a Free-Form, High Energy Performance, Transparent Envelope.
22: A Mathematical Model to Pre-evaluate Thermal Efficiencies in Elongated Building Designs.
23: Effect of Reaction Conditions on the Catalytic Performance of Ruthenium Supported Alumina Catalyst for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis.
24: Integration of Wind Power and Hydrogen Hybrid Electric Vehicles into Electric Grids.
25: Analysis of Thermal Comfort and Space Heating Strategy Case Study of an Irish Public Building.
26: Protection of Ring Distribution Networks with Distributed Generation Based on Petri Nets.
27: Real-Time Optimization of Shared Resource Renewable Energy Networks.
28: Evaluation of the LCA Approaches for the Assessment of Embodied Energy of Building Products.
29: Exergetic Life Cycle Assessment: An Improved Option to Analyze Resource Use Efficiency of the Construction Sector.
30: Methodology for the Preparation of the Standard Model for Schools Investigator for the Sustainability of Energy Systems and Building Services.
31: Latin-American Buildings Energy Efficiency Policy: The Case of Chile.
32: Thermal Performance of Brazilian Modern Houses: A Vision through the Time.
33: Energetic and Exergetic Performance Evaluation of an AC and a Solar Powered DC Compressor.
34: Effectiveness of Sustainable Assessment Methods in Achieving High Indoor Air Quality in the UK.
35: A Comprehensive Monitoring System to Assess the Performance of a Prototype House.
36: Smart Consumers, Smart Controls, Smart Grid.
37: A Qualitative Comparison of Unobtrusive Domestic Occupancy Measurement Technologies.
38: Review of Methods to Map People’s Daily Activity – Application for Smart Homes.
39: Optimizing Building Energy Systems and Controls for Energy and Environment Policy.
40: Towards a Self-managing Tool for Optimizing Energy Usage in Buildings.
41: A Library of Energy Efficiency Functions for Home Appliances.
42: Smart Energy Façade for Building Comfort to Optimize Interaction with the Smart Grid.
43: Building for Future Climate Resilience.
44: Exploring Indoor Climate and Comfort Effects in Refurbished Multi-family Dwellings with Improved Energy Performance.
45: Occupancy-Driven Supervisory Control Strategies to Minimise Energy Consumption of Airport Terminal Building.
46: An Investigation into the Practical Application of Residential Energy Certificates.
47: Post-Occupancy Evaluation of a Mixed-Use Academic Office Building.
48: The Human as Key Element in the Assessment and Monitoring of the Environmental Performance of Buildings.
49: The Effects of Weather Conditions on Domestic Ground-Source Heat Pump Performance in the UK.
50: Asset and Operational Energy Performance Rating of a Modern Apartment in Malta.
51: Low Carbon Housing: Understanding Occupant Guidance and Training.
1: Embodied Energy as an Indicator for Environmental Impacts – A Case Study for Fire Sprinkler Systems.
2: Understanding the Gap between ‘as Designed’ and ‘as Built’ Performance of a New Low Carbon Housing Development in UK.
3: Preliminary Evaluation of Design and Construction Details to Maximize Health and Well-Being in a New Built Public School in Wroclaw.
4: Comparison of Design Intentions and Construction Solutions Delivered to Enhance Environmental Performance and Minimize Carbon Emissions of a New Public School in Wroclaw.
5: An Exploration of Design Alternatives Using Dynamic Thermal Modelling Software of an Exemplar, Affordable, Low Carbon Residential Development Constructed by a Registered Social Landlord in a Rural Area of Wales.
6: Basic Energy and Global Warming Potential Calculations at an Early Stage in the Development of Residential Properties.
7: Passive Cooling Strategies for Multi-storey Residential Buildings in Tehran, Iran and Swansea, UK.
8: An (un)attainable Map of Sustainable Urban Regeneration.
9: LCA in The Netherlands: A Case Study.
10: Comparative Life-Cycle Assessment of Residential Heating Systems, Focused on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.
11: A Sustainable Energy Saving Method for Hotels by Green Hotel Deals.
12: The Role of Building Energy and Environmental Assessment in Facilitating Office Building Energy-Efficiency.
13: Improved Personalized Comfort: A Necessity for a Smart Building.
14: Reducing Ventilation Energy Demand by Using Air-to-Earth Heat Exchangers.
15: Reducing Ventilation Energy Demand by Using Air-to-Earth Heat Exchangers.
16: The Green Room: A Giant Leap in Development of Energy-Efficient Cooling Solutions for Datacenters.
17: The Impacts of Contributory Factors in the Gap between Predicted and Actual Office Building Energy Use.
18: Improving Multiple Source Power Management Using State Flow Approach.
19: Technical-Economic Analysis of Solar Water Heating Systems at Batna in Algeria.
20: Design and Control of a Diode Clamped Multilevel Wind Energy System Using a Stand-Alone AC-DC-AC Converter.
21: Analyzing the Optical Performance of Intelligent Thin Films Applied to Architectural Glazing and Solar Collectors.
22: A Sunspot Model for Energy Efficiency in Buildings.
23: Towards 24/7 Solar Energy Utilization: The Masdar Institute Campus as a Case Study.
24: Effect of Selective Emitter Temperature on the Performance of Thermophotovoltaic Devices.
25: New Tandem Device Designs for Various Photovoltaic Applications.
26: GIS-Based Decision Support for Solar Photovoltaic Planning in Urban Environment.
27: Infrared Thermography Study of the Temperature Effect on the Performance of Photovoltaic Cells and Panels.
28: Integrating Solar Heating and PV Cooling into the Building Envelope.
29: Risk and Uncertainty in Sustainable Building Performance.
30: Potential Savings in Buildings Using Stand-alone PV Systems.
31: The Application of LCCA toward Industrialized Building Retrofitting – Case Studies of Swedish Residential Building Stock.
32: A Proposal of Urban District Carbon Budgets for Sustainable Urban Development Projects.
33: A Study of the Design Criteria Affecting Energy Demand in New Building Clusters Using Fuzzy AHP.
34: Cooling Coil Design Improvement for HVAC Energy Savings and Comfort Enhancement.
35: Sustainable Integration of Renewable Energy Systems in a Mediterranean Island: A Case Study.
36: Mobile Motion Sensor-Based Human Activity Recognition and Energy Expenditure Estimation in Building Environments.
37: Cost and CO2 Analysis of Composite Precast Concrete Columns.
38: A Field Survey of Thermal Comfort in Office Building with a Unitary Heat-Pump and Energy Recovery Ventilator.
39: An Analysis of Standby Power Consumption of Single-Member Households in Korea.
40: A Classification of Real Sky Conditions for Yongin, Korea.
41: Influence of Application of Sorptive Building Materials on Decrease in Indoor Toluene Concentration.
42: Perceived Experiences on Comfort and Health in Two Apartment Complexes with Different Service Life.
43: Impact of Different Placements of Shading Device on Building Thermal Performance.
44: Daylighting and Thermal Performance of Venetian Blinds in an Apartment Living Room.
45: Environmentally-Friendly Apartment Buildings Using a Sustainable Hybrid Precast Composite System.
46: A System for Energy Saving in Commercial and Organizational Buildings.
47: A Comparative Analysis of Embodied and Operational CO2 Emissions from the External Wall of a Reconstructed Bosphorus Mansion in Istanbul.
Author Index.