energy and behaviour

Energy And Behaviour
Author: Marta Lopes
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2019-11-25
Pages: 558
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Changes to energy behaviour — the role of people and organisations in energy production, use and efficiency — are critical to supporting a societal transition towards a low carbon and more sustainable future. However, which changes need to be made, by whom, and with what technologies are still very much under discussion. This book, developed by a diverse range of experts, presents an international and multi-faceted approach to the sociotechnical challenge of engaging people in energy systems and vice versa. By providing a multidisciplinary view of this field, it encourages critical thinking about core theories, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and policy challenges. It concludes by addressing new areas where additional evidence is required for interventions and policy-making. It is designed to appeal to new entrants in the energy-efficiency and behaviour field, particularly those taking a quantitative approach to the topic. Concurrently, it recognizes ecological economist Herman Daly’s insight: what really counts is often not countable. Introduces the major disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to understanding energy and behaviour Delivers a cross-sectoral overview including energy behaviour in buildings, industry, transportation, smart grids, and smart cities Reviews a selection of innovative energy behaviour modelling approaches, including agent-based modelling, optimization, and decision support Critically addresses the importance of interventions, policies, and regulatory design

Changing Energy Behaviour In The Workplace
Author: Mindy Hadi
Publisher: Bre Press
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Pages: 20
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Companies are becoming more aware of the public relations value of the green agenda to their business and are including information on their sustainability performance, including their energy consumption, in their annual corporate responsibility report. This guide discusses the impact of the end-user on energy consumption in the workplace. It reviews the role of feedback as a change mechanism and the use of interfaces such as eco-visualisation to motivate and maintain change, using examples from BRE research.

Environmentally Significant Behaviour In The Czech Republic  Energy  Food And Transportation
Author: Milan Ščasný
Publisher: Karolinum Press
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Pages: 257
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This book strives to present the results of research into the consumption of goods and services in Czech households. The first two chapters focus on the effect of consumption on the environment and theoretical approaches towards consumption and behaviour analysis. The remaining five chapters look into consumer behaviour and its significant effect on the environment, such as a demand for energy and transport, energy-saving measures in households, car ownership and organic food consumption. This book aims to point out the environmental effects related to these types of behaviour and provide new information on the frequency of these types of consumer behaviour in various segments of the Czech society. This publication also accentuates the policies and other intervention tools that may be used to influence consumer behaviour.

Interventions On Energy Behaviour In Non Residential Buildings   A Literature Review
Author: Judith Thomsen
Publisher:
Release Date: 2014
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Actual Energy Consumption In Dwellings
Author: Olivia Guerra Santin
Publisher: IOS Press
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Pages: 238
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Residential buildings have continuously improved in energy efficiency, partly as a consequence of the introduction of energy regulations in many countries. Although better thermal properties and systems efficiency have lowered energy consumption for space heating in recent decades, substantial differences in energy consumption in similar dwellings are still being observed. These differences in consumption are thought to be caused by differences in occupancy patterns, by quality of construction and by rebound effects.This research addresses the effect of energy performance regulations and occupant behaviour on energy consumption for space and water heating in dwellings built after the introduction of the energy performance regulations in the Netherlands. The results of this research show that improving the energy efficiency of buildings alone is not enough to decrease that energy consumption.

Construction Materials   Their Nature And Behaviour
Author: Dr J M Illston
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 1993-12-02
Pages: 544
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This book provides complete coverage of the main construction materials for undergraduate students on civil engineering and other construction courses. It creates an understanding of materials and how they perform through a knowledge of their chemical and physical structure, leading to an ability to judge their behaviour in service in construction. Descriptions of important properties are related back to the structure and forward to basic practical considerations.

Individual Travel Behaviour Under Energy Constraints
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Release Date: 1975
Pages: 24
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Comparison of studies on response to the energy crisis of 1973-1974 in New York State urban areas and Chicago suburbs.

Protocol For The Energy Behaviour Assessment Of Social Housing Stock  The Case Of Southern Europe
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Release Date: 2016
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Abstract: The aim of recent European Directives and Regulations is the establishment of a common framework for increasing energy efficiency, encouraging the retrofitting of existing housing stock, obsolete in energy terms. Most of the studies carried out on the energy characterisation of existing housing stock for their subsequent retrofitting focus on climate areas in central and northern Europe, but there are fewer studies for southern Europe. This research was initiated in order to contribute to a better understanding of social housing in southern Europe, specifically southern Spain. A protocol was proposed for the assessment of the end-use energy behaviour of social housing stock, taking into consideration geographical location, building typologies, and morphological and constructive characteristics of the envelopes of this housing stock. This protocol is divided into two different phases: a first phase for a general energy assessment and a second phase for a detailed energy assessment. It aims to provide a general energy behaviour assessment as the first step in the proposal of guidelines and strategies for the energy retrofitting of existing social housing stock. In order to achieve these objectives, the first phase of the proposed protocol includes a typological classification of buildings and a morphological and constructive characterisation of thermal envelopes by construction period. The second phase of the protocol includes onsite data collection on hygrothermal behaviour and energy consumption and generation and validation of energy models in the buildings selected for their subsequent energy simulation and rating. In this study, the first phase of the protocol was applied to five case studies built between 1950 and 1980 in the different climate zones in the south of Spain, with the main conclusion that the existing general high level of demand due to the poor thermal performance of the envelope leads to a very low energy rating.

Sustainable Energy
Author: Klaus D. John
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2010-10-18
Pages: 176
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Rising fuel prices during recent years and the threat of global warming have reinforced public and scientific interest in the issue of sustainable energy, with the term sustainability understood as having economic, environmental and social dimensions. Renewable energy is seen as an effective means to address several problems simultaneously, including climate change, exploitation of non-renewable resources, the high volatility of energy prices on the global markets, dependency on fuels from politically unstable countries (energy-insecurity) and the transfer of wealth to these countries. This book addresses these and related topics including the diffusion of renewable technologies. Policies to induce sustainable energy use and production are discussed by researchers from a range of different disciplines. The result is a use-oriented and multidisciplinary perspective concerning policies to support sustainable energy use and production, which will be of great use to researchers and academics alike.

Intelligent Residential Buildings And The Behaviour Of The Occupants
Author: Pedro F. Pereira
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-11-18
Pages: 55
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This book presents the state of the art of two areas: intelligent residential buildings and the behaviour of their occupants. These areas need to be treated together in order to develop new concepts for buildings, which are more efficient, more comfortable and more healthy. The concept of intelligent building is associated with the creation of a management system that takes into account the requirements of the occupants in terms of thermal comfort and their daily activities, maintaining good indoor air quality and minimizing energy consumption. In commercial or office buildings, these systems are already at an intermediate stage of implementation. However, in the residential sector they have yet to be significantly implemented. In mild climates, where the interactions of the occupants with the building mechanisms are the primary way to ensure adequate comfort and ventilation, the importance of occupant behaviour studies and their incorporation in the algorithms of the intelligent buildings becomes even more crucial. This book offers new concepts on how to bring these aspects together.

Model Of Man
Author: Marty Monteiro
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Pages: 208
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What defines the social norms and values for human beings? Is there a specific and realistic model, and what social and psychological characteristics make up who we are as humans? Marty Monteiro, author and psychology expert, has written a publication that addresses these questions and presents the general social model of a human being. Monteiro suggests that the Model of Man is an integration of "Mind Matter" and "Mind Morality." From an impersonal and objective viewpoint, this translates that mental development is solely related to the growth of morality (or lack thereof) and to the development of one's nature and culture; therefore, the mind and body are simply a unified entity that is basic to human knowledge. But then, does death exist? Does God exist? Monteiro's fascinating narration concludes with surprising and interesting results.

Mechanical Behaviour Of Ceramics
Author: R. W. Davidge
Publisher: CUP Archive
Release Date: 1979-03-08
Pages: 165
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This 1979 book presents the scientific foundations of mechanical behaviour and demonstrates how these can be used in engineering situations in relation to ceramics.

Handbook Of Sustainable Energy
Author: Ibon Galarraga
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 624
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Ô. . . was impressed by the scope of the contributions and their clarity. All appear to have been written specifically for this ÒHandbookÓ and all are readily comprehensible without a large amount of assumed previous knowledge. . . a very useful source document and many of the chapters represent a good starting point for student research projects.Õ Ð Tony Owen, Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy ÔIn todayÕs modern world where energy resources are increasingly scarce, climate change is a hot-button issue, and population growth continues to push the need to promote sustainable living, Handbook of Sustainable Energy is highly recommended as an absolutely invaluable contribution to graduate school libraries and the pool of literature available to professionals in the field.Õ Ð The Midwest Book Review Major contemporary issues and debates relating to the sustainable use of energy are addressed in this far-reaching Handbook. The contributing authors discuss the ongoing debates about sustainability and energy use, energy economics, renewable energy, efficiency and climate policy. New and original chapters from leading academics cover the full spectrum of relevant research including: definitions of sustainability in energy use; consumer behaviour and energy markets; the impacts of innovation and new technologies; energy economics and climate modelling; low carbon economies and renewable energies. The authors critically engage with perspectives from developed and developing countries from both global and regional standpoints. This Handbook will make a timely and important contribution to the study of energy, climate change and climate economics, and will prove essential reading for international researchers in the fields of natural resources, climate change and energy. Students in environmental science faculties, economics departments, business schools and engineering schools will also find this important and enriching compendium insightful. Similarly, policy-makers in energy and environment ministries and international organizations will find much topical debate to engage them.

Effect Of Energy And Protein On Fertility And Behaviour In High Yielding Dairy Cows
Author: Ryan Andrew Law
Publisher:
Release Date: 2007
Pages: 502
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Models Of Adaptive Behaviour
Author: Alasdair I. Houston
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1999-08-19
Pages: 378
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Models of Adaptive Behaviour sets out a framework for adaptive explanations of behaviour, and applies this to give analyses of a range of biological issues such as energetic gain, energy-predation trade-offs, dynamic games, state-dependent life histories, annual routines and fluctuating environments. It gives a definitive account of this exciting field, summarizing previous research, presenting material and suggesting directions for research. Organisms differ in terms of their state - for example in their size, energy relations or temperature - which often affects their behaviour. The framework adopted in this book takes this into account, and provides a common currency for comparing diverse actions. Ultimately this could lead to the development of state-dependent dynamic models. This book will be a revelation for graduate students and researchers interested in behavioural or evolutionary biology.

Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment
Author: Fernando Pacheco Torgal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Pages: 658
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on 19 May 2010. For new buildings, the recast fixes 2020 as the deadline for all new buildings to be “nearly zero energy” (and even sooner for public buildings – by the end of 2018). This book gives practitioner an important tool to tackle the challenges of building refurbishment towards nearly zero energy. This book is welcome at this time and sets the scene for professionals whether practitioners or researchers to learn more about how we can make whether old or new buildings more efficient and effective in terms of energy performance.

Plant Behaviour And Intelligence
Author: Anthony Trewavas
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2014
Pages: 291
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This novel book is the first to properly address the controversial issue of plant intelligence, arguing convincingly that cells and whole plants growing in competitive wild conditions exhibit aspects of plant behaviour that can be accurately described as intelligent". The author expands on three main insights drawn by the Nobel Prize winning botanist Barbara McClintock: firstly that plant cells may have knowledge of themselves; secondly that they receive challenges which lead to behavioural changes; finally, that they do so in a manner which implies assessment and intelligent behaviour. By equating the concept of intelligent behaviour with that of adaptively variable behaviour, the book provides a novel integration of signalling, behaviour, and behavioural ecology, all set within the context of plant studies. Plant Behaviour and Intelligence begins with chapters on the origins and multicellular nature of plant life, before going on to discuss novel behaviours such as branch initiation and growth, unusual behaviour of leaves, and how roots reconstruct their sensing systems and are capable of self-recognition. An entire chapter is devoted to the nature of intelligence and another to the vexed question of "consciousness", as applied to plant life. This advanced textbook will be suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate level students taking related courses in plant ecology and evolution. It will also be of relevance and use to a broader audience of professional plant ecologists seeking an authoritative reference text to help them navigate the complexity and controversy of plant behaviour."

Advances In Building Energy Research
Author: M. Santamouris
Publisher: Earthscan
Release Date: 2013-07-23
Pages: 232
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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'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 Seppnen, 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) 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.

STESSA 2000  Behaviour Of Steel Structures In Seismic Areas
Author: Federico Mazzolani
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Pages: 782
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This is a review of developments in the behaviour and design of steel structures in seismic areas. The proceedings look at the analytical and experimental research on the seismic response of steel structures, and cover topics such as global behaviour and codification, design and application.

Energy Modelling Studies And Conservation
Author: Yong Zhou
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Pages: 724
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Energy Modelling Studies and Conservation documents the proceedings of seminar of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe held in Washington D.C., on 24-28 March 1980. The volume begins with a Seminar Theme Paper that identifies background policy issues that lead to modeling; discusses points of view involved in energy policy modeling; defines the context of a set of energy conservation problems or questions being analyzed; and provides a forward-looking view of the subject and its problems. This is followed by 54 papers that are organized into three main topics: (1) energy models of major interest to individual countries; (2) the interaction between energy conservation measures and the economy; and (3) the international aspects of energy conservation models. The papers on Topic 1 cover forecasting methodologies, demand and conservation studies, and electricity and supply studies. The papers on Topic 2 present the experiences in countries such as Norway, UK, the USSR, and US. The papers on Topic 3 include studies on energy conservation policies in France, Germany, and Italy; and the MARKAL multi-period linear programming model for joint research and development in the field of new energy technologies of the 17 countries of the International Energy Agency.