eco efficient materials for mitigating building cooling needs

Eco Efficient Materials For Mitigating Building Cooling Needs
Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Release Date: 2015-02-27
Pages: 550
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Climate change is one of the most important environmental problems faced by Planet Earth. The majority of CO2 emissions come from burning fossil fuels for energy production and improvements in energy efficiency shows the greatest potential for any single strategy to abate global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the energy sector. Energy related emissions account for almost 80% of the EU's total greenhouse gas emissions. The building sector is the largest energy user responsible for about 40% of the EU’s total final energy consumption. In Europe the number of installed air conditioning systems has increased 500% over the last 20 years, but in that same period energy cooling needs have increased more than 20 times. The increase in energy cooling needs relates to the current higher living and working standards. In urban environments with low outdoor air quality (the general case) this means that in summer-time one cannot count on natural ventilation to reduce cooling needs. Do not forget the synergistic effect between heat waves and air pollution which means that outdoor air quality is worse in the summer aggravating cooling needs. Over the next few years this phenomenon will become much worse because more people will live in cities, more than 2 billion by 2050 and global warming will aggravate cooling needs. An overview of materials to lessen the impact of urban heat islands Excellent coverage of building materials to reduce air condtioning needs Innovative products discussed such as Thermo and Electrochromic materials

Eco Efficient Materials For Reducing Cooling Needs In Buildings And Construction
Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Release Date: 2020-10-16
Pages: 484
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Eco-efficient Materials for Reducing Cooling Needs in Buildings and Construction: Design, Properties and Applications provides a comprehensive review on building envelope materials and technologies for reducing cooling needs in buildings. The book offers in-depth analysis of the performance of new innovative materials and technologies used in pavements, facade and roofing materials, PCMs and chromogenic smart materials. Includes practical case study examples of their applications in building and construction. The book is an essential reference resource for researchers, architects and civil engineers, city planners, product developers, manufacturers, and other professionals working in eco-efficient cooling materials and sustainable and zero-energy building design. Offers a comprehensive review of building envelope materials and technologies for reducing cooling needs Features practical case studies, which are fundamental for building design and applications Provides in-depth analysis of performance for different materials and technologies Features brand new chapters on pavements, facade and roofing materials, PCMs and chromogenic smart materials

Eco Efficient Pavement Construction Materials
Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Release Date: 2020-01-18
Pages: 422
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Eco-efficient Pavement Construction Materials acquaints engineers with research findings on new eco-efficient pavement materials and how they can be incorporated into future pavements. Divided into three distinctive parts, the book emphasizes current research topics such as pavements with recycled waste, pavements for climate change mitigation, self-healing pavements, and pavements with energy harvesting potential. Part One considers techniques for recycling, Part Two reviews the contribution of pavements for climate change mitigation, including cool pavements, the development of new coatings for high albedo targets, and the design of pervious pavements. Finally, Part Three focuses on self-healing pavements, addressing novel materials and design and performance. Finally, the book discusses the case of pavements with energy harvesting potential, addressing different technologies on this field. Offers a clear and concise lifecycle assessment of asphalt pavement recycling for greenhouse gas emission with temporal aspects Applies key research trends to green the pavement industry Includes techniques for recycling waste materials, the design of cool pavements, self-healing mechanisms, and key steps in energy harvesting

Biotechnologies And Biomimetics For Civil Engineering
Author: Fernando Pacheco Torgal
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2014-08-16
Pages: 437
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Putting forward an innovative approach to solving current technological problems faced by human society, this book encompasses a holistic way of perceiving the potential of natural systems. Nature has developed several materials and processes which both maintain an optimal performance and are also totally biodegradable, properties which can be used in civil engineering. Delivering the latest research findings to building industry professionals and other practitioners, as well as containing information useful to the public, ‘Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering’ serves as an important tool to tackle the challenges of a more sustainable construction industry and the future of buildings.

Transparent Conductive Materials
Author: David Levy
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
Release Date: 2019-05-07
Pages: 392
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Edited by well-known pioneers in the field, this handbook and ready reference provides a comprehensive overview of transparent conductive materials with a strong application focus. Following an introduction to the materials and recent developments, subsequent chapters discuss the synthesis and characterization as well as the deposition techniques that are commonly used for energy harvesting and light emitting applications. Finally, the book concludes with a look at future technological advances. All-encompassing and up-to-date, this interdisciplinary text runs the gamut from chemistry and materials science to engineering, from academia to industry, and from fundamental challenges to readily available applications.

Southern Innovator Magazine Issue 4  Cities And Urbanization
Author: David South, Editor and Writer
Publisher: DSConsulting
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Pages: 60
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Launched in May 2011, the new global magazine Southern Innovator is about the people across the global South shaping our new world, eradicating poverty and working towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They are the innovators. Issue 1 covered the theme of mobile phones and information technology. Issue 2 covered the theme of youth and entrepreneurship. Issue 3 covered the theme of agribusiness and food security. Issue 4 covers the theme of cities and urbanization.

Business India
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Release Date: 2009-07
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Government Reports Announcements   Index
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Release Date: 1990
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The Energy Index
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Release Date: 1980
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KKU International Engineering
Author: Sujin Bureerat
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release Date: 2014-05-09
Pages: 1766
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 5th International Engineering Conference 2014 (KKU-IENC 2014) “Engineering and Technological Responses to Global Challenges” March 27-29, 2014, Khon Kaen, Thailand. The 317 papers are grouped as follows: I: Material Science, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, II: Building Materials and Technologies in Construction, III: Urban Planning and Transportation, IV: Environmental Materials, Engineering and Management, V: Power and Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics and Communication, VI: Energy and Energy Saving Technologies, Thermal Engineering, VII: Mechatronics and Control, VIII: Computer and Information Technology, Data Processing, IX: Agricultural Engineering and Food Technology, X: Industrial Engineering

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
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Release Date: 2005
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)