A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering: An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance

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The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection, focusing mostly on energy and ventilation, provides the current and next generation of building engineering professionals with what they need to work closely with many disciplines to meet these challenges. A Handbook of Sustainable Building Engineering covers: how to design, engineer and monitor a building in a manner that minimises the emissions of greenhouse gases; how to adapt the environment, fabric and services of existing and new buildings to climate change; how to improve the environment in and around buildings to provide better health, comfort, security and productivity; and provides crucial expertise on monitoring the performance of buildings once they are occupied. The authors explain the principles behind built environment engineering, and offer practical guidance through international case studies.

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'What a whopper! ... A great treat for all involved in the field.'
Alexandros N. Tombazis, architect specializing in low energy and bioclimatic design

'This book offers great practical insights into the latest thinking in delivering sustainable buildings, backed up with superb research and entertaining evidence. A great myth-buster.'
Dr Judit Kimpian, Head of Advanced Modelling Group and Sustainability, AEDAS and the major driving force behind the CarbonBuzz Platform

'What a whopper! Over 400 pages packed with useful and comprehensive information. One wonders if one could ever wish for more. A great treat for all involved in the field.'
Alexandros N. Tombazis, architect specializing in low energy and bioclimatic design

'This work will be very useful to all who are involved in the ongoing effort to move toward zero carbon and energy-efficient buildings that effectively serve societal needs.'
E. Erickson, Choice, August 2009.

'In the context of new awareness, the book with knowledge of many experts is valuable'
Built Environment

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Meet the Author

Dejan Mumovic is a Lecturer in Environmental Design and Engineering at the Bartlett, University College London (UCL), a member of the Complex Built Environment Systems (CBES) research group, and cofounder of IBPSA-England and CIBSE School Design Group.

Mat Santamouris is an Associate Professor of Energy Physics at University of Athens and Visiting Professor to the School of Architecture, Low Energy Unit at University of North London, UK.

Contributing authors include some of the world's leading authorities across the field of built environment from the UK, USA, Belgium, Greece, Slovenia, Germany, Serbia, Italy, Denmark and Finland.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Complex Built Environment Systems

Introduction: Setting the Scene

1. Building Sustainable Communities: Combining Social and Physical Perspectives

Part II: Energy and Buildings

Introduction: Towards Zero Carbon Buildings

2. Energy Efficiency and Thermal Envelope

3. Energy Monitoring and Labelling

4. Energy Modelling

5. Carbon Reduction in Buildings

6. Renewable Energy Sources and the City

7. Heat Pumps in City Centre Buildings

8. Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings

9. Case Study: Energy and Environmental Monitoring

10. Case Study: Energy Modelling

11. Case Study: Energy Efficient Refurbishment of Buildings: A Policy Context

Part III: Buildings and Environment

Introduction: Emerging Design Challenges of the 21st Century

12. Urban Climate: Impacts on Energy Use, Comfort and Health

13. Air Pollution and the Urban Built Environment

14. Ventilation, Thermal Comfort, Health and Productivity

15. Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Modelling

16. Moisture Control in Buildings

17. Natural Ventilation in City Centre Buildings

18. Mechanical and Mixed-Mode Ventilation in City Centre Buildings

19. Climate Change and Building Design

20. Sustainable Cooling Strategies

21. Case Study: Indoor Air Quality in City Centre Buildings

22. Case Study: Indoor Air Quality and Health

23. Case Study: Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Modelling

Part IV: Operational Performance of Buildings

Introduction: The Post-Occupancy Evaluation

24. Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Buildings

25. Occupant Behaviour and Energy Use

26. Case Study: Natural Ventilation of Auditoria: Three Case Studies

27. Case Study: A Naturally Ventilated Building in a City Centre

28. Case Study: Impact of an Energy Refurbishment Programme in Chile: More than Energy Savings


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