A Handbook on Low-energy Buildings and District-energy Systems
Fundamentals, Techniques and Examples
By (author) L. D. Danny Harvey
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Handbook on Low-energy Buildings and District-energy Systems by L. D. Danny Harvey
Book DescriptionWinner of Choice Magazine - Outstanding Academic Titles for 2007 Buildings account for over one third of global energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Reducing energy use by buildings is therefore an essential part of any strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and thereby lessen the likelihood of potentially catastrophic climate change. Bringing together a wealth of hard-to-obtain information on energy use and energy efficiency in buildings at a level which can be easily digested and applied, Danny Harvey offers a comprehensive, objective and critical sourcebook on low-energy buildings. Topics covered include: thermal envelopes, heating, cooling, heat pumps, HVAC systems, hot water, lighting, solar energy, appliances and office equipment, embodied energy, buildings as systems and community-integrated energy systems (cogeneration, district heating, and district cooling). The book includes exemplary buildings and techniques from North America, Europe and Asia, and combines a broad, holistic perspective with technical detail in an accessible and insightful manner.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844072439
(262mm x 190mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author L. D. Danny Harvey
Energy and the New Reality, Paperback (April 2010)
Transforming our energy supplies to be more sustainable is seen by many to be the biggest challenge. This book presents the path we must take to minimize the effects that the way we harness energy can have on future climate change.
Energy and the New Reality 1, Paperback (March 2010)» View all books by L. D. Danny Harvey
Reducing and managing humanity's demand for energy is a fundamental part of the effort to mitigate climate change. This book begins with a summary of the scientific basis for concern over global warming, and then outlines energy basics and current patterns and trends in energy use.
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Author Biography - L. D. Danny Harvey
L. D. Danny Harvey is a Professor at the University of Toronto, and brings a 25-year background in computer climate modelling and analysis of energy scenarios to the problem of how to create truly sustainable buildings.
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