Delivering sustainable buildings [electronic resource]
- Malina, Mike.
- Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Blackwell Pub., 2013.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Foreword by Terry Wyatt, Past President of CIBSE ix Preface xi About the book xxiii About the author xxv Dedication and Acknowledgements xxvii Glossary of abbreviations xxix Introduction 1 Early modelling and design (BIM) 1 Technologies and applications 7 References 11 Section 1 Sustainability in the wider context 13 1 Making the right choices -- the sustainability dilemma 15 Objectivity is the key 15 Rigorous standards and enforcement 17 Where will our energy come from in the future? 20 The leaky bucket! 23 References 24 2 Planning ahead -- the role of planning authorities 25 A major influence? 25 Planning gain 27 The disconnect between building control and planning 29 The Merton rule 30 Training for planners and building control officers 32 Planning for the future 34 References 36 3 Legislative overview and meeting your legal obligations 37 Global targets and local actions 37 The European influence 38 Applying the EPBD in the UK 41 Continuous change -- Part L 2010--2013--2016 and a new EPBD 43 Taking the energy performance of buildings to the next level 44 Legislation levels, change and enforcement -- opinion 45 Joined-up government? 46 Looking forward 47 Enforcement 48 Some final thoughts 50 References 51 4 Paying for it -- the finance question 53 Short-termism -- damages sustainability 53 Funding for sustainable building projects 56 The cheapest kilowatt-hour is the one you never use! 59 What is the Green Deal? 61 References 65 Section 2 Delivering sustainable buildings 67 5 Delivering an energy-efficient and sustainable building 69 The wider design process -- BREEAM 70 Learning from the manufacturing and car industry 72 Designing for sustainable communities 73 Where is the electricity coming from? 75 Dynamic demand control 76 Looking ahead 78 References 79 6 Managing energy and reducing its use 81 Energy is too cheap 81 Energy use and carbon taxes 82 Energy management must be integrated 83 The energy management process 85 Data is everything 85 Training, communication and education 89 The development of energy ratings 90 References 98 7 Water -- a forgotten issue 99 Water and energy inexorably linked 99 Management of water in building services 106 Grey water and rainwater harvesting 109 Water and pipework infrastructure 111 References 113 8 Putting it together -- the contractor's role 115 Giving contractors room to work 115 The soft landings process 118 Towards proactive contracting 120 A sustainable future for contractors 121 Waste 125 Water 126 Adding value and opportunity 126 References 127 9 Main plant and building services -- HVAC systems 129 Fixed thinking -- assigned to the past 129 System design and application 131 Choice of heating systems 133 Ventilation 135 Air conditioning and comfort cooling 142 Bringing it all together 143 Further reading 144 10 Getting and keeping control -- building energy management systems 145 BMS becomes BEMS and can save a lot more energy 146 Evaluating an existing BEMS 148 Degree day analysis 149 Defining good control strategies 152 Example control strategies 153 Upgrading the BEMS -- the business case 155 Specifying a new BEMS 156 Continuous optimisation 158 The BEMS needs user involvement 159 References 159 11 Commissioning and handover for energy efficiency 161 What is commissioning? 164 The commissioning process 165 Regulations and standards for commissioning 174 References 174 12 Keeping it all going -- the importance of maintenance to sustainability 175 Maintenance is fundamental 175 Is it worth the risk? 179 Thermal imaging -- seeing in a different light 182 Application of thermal imaging to sustainable buildings 185 Linking sustainability and maintenance 195 References 199 Section 3 The human element 201 13 The skills challenge 203 Resurgence of skills 203 Case study -- East of England skills challenge 204 Manufacturers and trade associations -- role in training and skills 207 The green deal -- implication on skills 209 References 212 14 Changing behaviours 213 Behaviour, attitudes and perceptions 213 Convenience and resistance to change 215 Getting it right from the start 216 Getting the workforce on board 218 References 219 15 Putting my own house in order 221 I had a dream 221 Jack of all trades 222 Greenfield or brownfield 222 Architect and planner-talk to the planners 224 Specification, materials and construction 225 Skills and knowing your limitations 227 Mechanical and electrical 228 Sustainability dilemma 229 The future: improvement and continuous commissioning 230 References 231 Further information 232 16 Sharing our technology and expertise with the developed and developing world 233 The big picture 233 Sharing our expertise 235 What did the Romans do for us? 238 Business and exports 239 References 242 Further information 242 Conclusion -- some big challenges ahead 243 Index 247.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The UK government has committed to reducing the nation's carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. Buildings currently use almost half of the UK's generated energy and they are now the focus of an unprecedented drive to cut energy use in our homes, offices, schools, libraries -- in fact in almost every building, public or private. Delivering Sustainable Buildings: an industry insider's view offers peer-to-peer insights and advice from a leading practitioner in this field and brings together in one book an overview of the main issues to consider when creating energy-efficient and sustainable buildings. A resource to dip into for practical advice, which is both highly readable and also backed up by in-depth technical knowledge, giving the important points to note and common pitfalls to avoid. Based on observations of an author with hands-on experience of dealing with the various elements of the building services engineering industry, the book gives a unique insight into the particular challenges faced by designers, project managers, contractors and installers working to deliver lower carbon and sustainable building projects and operation. There is a lot of guidance on sustainable buildings available from reputable sources including BRE, CIBSE, B&ES, ECA and BSRIA. This book is different in that it speaks directly to contractors and practitioners, with practical messages dealing with real on-site challenges, offering practical advice based on experience. Many contractors are now faced with a business choice of offering services related to issues of the energy hierarchy, minimising energy use, providing good building automation and controls and then looking further at microgeneration/renewables. Here they must decide what technologies might be suitable for their businesses, as well as considering what level of training is required before they or their employees can start to work with these technologies. Delivering Sustainable Buildings: an industry insider's view will help specialist contractors and facilities managers understand sustainable buildings at the strategic level (legislation, finance, training) and then to offer practical advice on various aspects of sustainable buildings (water use, energy-efficient building services, commissioning and keeping the building maintained to optimum performance) to their clients.
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- Print version: Malina, Mike. Delivering sustainable buildings. Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Blackwell Pub., 2013 9781405194174 (DLC) 2012027832 (OCoLC)807025882