Accessibility navigation


Energy efficient building design

Yao, R. and Short, A. (2013) Energy efficient building design. In: Yao, R. (ed.) Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments. Springer. (In Press)

Full text not archived in this repository.

Abstract/Summary

This chapter covers the basic concepts of passive building design and its relevant strategies, including passive solar heating, shading, natural ventilation, daylighting and thermal mass. In environments with high seasonal peak temperatures and/or humidity (e.g. cities in temperate regions experiencing the Urban Heat Island effect), wholly passive measures may need to be supplemented with low and zero carbon technologies (LZCs). The chapter also includes three case studies: one residential, one demonstrational and one academic facility (that includes an innovative passive downdraught cooling (PDC) strategy) to illustrate a selection of passive measures.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Construction Management and Engineering > Innovative and Sustainable Technologies
ID Code:28891
Publisher:Springer

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation