Advances in Building Energy Research: Volume 2 by Mat Santamouris

By Mat Santamouris

Advances in construction power examine (ABER) deals state of the art info at the environmental technological know-how and function of constructions, linking new applied sciences and methodologies with the newest examine on platforms, simulations and criteria. As stringently reviewed as a magazine yet with the breadth of a e-book, this annual quantity brings jointly invited contributions from the key overseas specialists on power potency and environmental caliber of constructions. Spanning a extensive diversity of technical matters, this can be a 'must have' reference on worldwide advancements within the box, compatible for architects and construction engineers, environmental engineers, execs, scholars, academics and researchers in construction technological know-how, technical libraries and laboratories. quantity three covers: - strength, Carbon and value functionality of creating shares - sunlight Chimneys in structures - Optimization and Economics of sun Cooling structures - man made Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms in strength functions in constructions - selection help Methodologies at the power potency and effort administration in structures - growth in Numerical Modelling for city Thermal atmosphere stories - put up Occupancy evaluate (POE): An Inevitable Step towards Sustainability - directions to prevent mildew progress in constructions - Thermal effect of Strategic Landscaping in towns - city warmth Island and its influence on development strength intake - eco-friendly Roofs in constructions: Thermal and Environmental Behaviour - construction Earth-Contact warmth move

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Guam Guam’s code for non-residential and high-rise residential buildings (adopted in 1995) and its code for low-rise residential buildings (adopted in 2000) establish identical prescriptive ADVANCES IN BUILDING ENERGY RESEARCH ■ 2008 ■ VOLUME 2 ■ PAGES 1–32 ABER_CH_01 7/11/08 26 10:19 AM Page 26 HASHEM AKBARI AND RONNEN LEVINSON requirements for roofs on air-conditioned buildings (Eley Associates, 2007). 12BTU h–1 ft–2 ºF–1. Air-conditioned buildings with other types of roofs are required to have more insulation and/or a lower thermal transmittance than mass roofs, but cannot apply a cool-roof surface towards prescriptive compliance.

3. Retrolux is a toothed blind that consists of two parts, with the outer used for the sun’s retro-reflection, while the inner part reflects the sun’s radiation by using a very limited number of reflections. As a result, the reflection of the retro-reflection in the window panes does not generate disturbing glare effects in the interior space. It is evident that in maintaining a constant blind position, performance depends upon the position of the sun. Thus, in order to maintain performance, designers should use quite complex optical systems where direct sunlight can be partly reflected depending upon the incident angle.

75. Since the current (2005) Title 24 Standards now prescriptively require cool roofs on non-residential buildings with low-sloped roofs, recent rebate programmes have focused on residential buildings. 75. 75 (SMUD, 2007). 20/ft2 for retrofitting existing homes in certain California climates with cool roofs (PG&E, 2007; SCE, 2007). 11. 75. The low-sloped roof requirements of the PG&E/SCE programme are designed to promote the use of white roofs. 40) are designed to encourage the use of existing coolcoloured products (most of which lie in Tier 1) and to spur the development and sale of improved cool-coloured products (Tier 2).

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