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Current changes to the energy market, as well as an ambition to achieve decarbonation and highly energy efficient systems, will lead to a fundamental change in the way in which energy systems are designed and managed. In particular, the growth of renewable and renewed energy will introduce a level of...
This book is designed for those interested in energy system change, renewable energy, sociotechnical transitions, electricity, climate mitigation, and climate change adaptation. The contribution this book makes is valuable because it goes beyond conventional technical and economic perspectives to explore the social implications of the diversity of smart grid futures.
This report examines changes in English domestic energy use over time. In doing so it is hoped that changes in energy consumption can be better understood and taken into account in energy modelling and policy. This report covers lighting, appliances, cooking and space and water heating, including bathing and showers.
By Ben Backwell
Wind Power - The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry looks at the nations, companies and people fighting for control of one of the world's fastest growing new industries and how we can harness one of the planet's most powerful energy resources - wind power. The book also...
Design-Tech is an indispensable, holistic approach to architectural technology that shows you in hundreds of drawings and tables the why as well as the how of building science, providing you with a comprehensive overview. In this expanded edition, measurements and examples are listed in both metric and imperial units to...
By David Thorpe
Energy demand reduction is fast becoming a business activity for all companies and organisations because it can increase profits regardless of the nature of their core activity. The International Energy Agency believes that industry could improve its energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by almost a third using the...
By Ali Sayigh
Offers insights in energy efficient building from the world over, providing a multi-faceted overview of the energy efficient architecture. This title covers issues as daylighting, LED lighting, integrating renewables such as solar thermal and cooling, LEED and similar certification efforts, net-zero and close-zero structures, and more.
Climate change has demonstrated the complexities of the human-nature interrelationship and the need for embedding an environmental consciousness into our social values and norms. This book explores this interaction and urges planners to revisit some of their concepts, methods and ways of thinking.
Covering the major fields - solar electricity, solar thermal, solar architecture, bioenergy, wind, geothermal, hydropower, as well as various energy technologies - this book includes sections on how best to promote the uptake of renewables and answers to common questions and opposition.