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xvi, 264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Preface. Introduction. Part 1: The Global Sustainability Problem 1. Solar Energy Use through Time 2. Uncontrolled Growth 3. The Ecological Footprint 4. Global Warming and Climate Change Part 2: Ecology and the Environment 5. Ecosystem Example: The Chesapeake Bay 6. Ecology and Architecture 7. Environmental Economics 8. Nature's Geometry Part 3: The Residential Scale 9. Building Example: Watershed House 10. LEED For Residential Building Points 11. The Energy Design Process 12. Bioclimatic Design 13. Solar Control and Shading 14. Passive Solar Heating 15. Passive Cooling 16. Embodied Energy and Thermal Mass 17. High Insulation Levels 18. Material Choices Part 4: The Commercial Scale 19. Building Example: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation Building 20. LEED For Commercial Buildings 21. Daylighting 22. Electric Lighting 23. Heating and Cooling 24. Indoor Air Quality 25. Green Roofs 26. Material Choices Part 5: The Urban Scale 27. Urban Example: San Francisco 28. LEED For Neighborhood Development 29. Urbanism 30. Transit Oriented Development Part 6: Energy Sources 31. Conventional Fuels: Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas 32. Alternative Energy Sources. Appendix A Sun Path Diagrams. Appendix B Energy Analysis Computer Programs. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415724951 20160618
Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future. Organized in six parts, the problem, the environment, the residential scale, the commercial scale, the urban scale, and energy sources, the book presents essential information in context, so that you get the full picture. Hundreds of drawings, sketches, charts, and diagrams illustrate points author Carl Bovill makes in his clear and direct style, which communicates the basics in a concise way. You'll learn: -About environmental economics -How sustainable architectural design relates to ecology -How fractal geometry can lead to a new understanding of the structure of the world around us -How to design energy efficient houses and commercial buildings -How to design and live in our cities to lower energy use per person -About LEED points at all scales A glossary and reading lists encourage you to explore the topics further.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415724951 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxx, 354 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Contributors.Foreword.Series Preface.Preface.List of Abbreviations.Part I: Renewables as a Resource and Sustainability Performance Indicators.1 The Contribution of Renewables to Society (Goran Berndes).2 The Potential of Renewables as a Feedstock for Chemistry and Energy (Wilfried G. J. H. M. van Sark, Martin K. Patel, Andre P. C. Faaij and Monique M. Hoogwijk).3 Sustainability Performance Indicators (Alexei Lapkin).Part II: Relevant Assessment Tools.4 Life Cycle Inventory Analysis Applied to Renewable Resources (Niels Jungbluth and Rolf Frischknecht).5 Net Energy Balancing and Fuel-Cycle Analysis (Hosein Shapouri, Michael Wang and James A. Duffield).6 Life Cycle Assessment as an Environmental Sustainability Tool (Adisa Azapagic).7 Exergy (Jo Dewulf and Herman Van Langenhove).8 Material Flow Analysis and the Use of Renewables from a Systems Perspective (Stefan Bringezu).9 Ecological Footprints and Biocapacity: Essential Elements in Sustainability Assessment (William E. Rees).10 The Sustainable Process Index (SPI) (Michael Narodoslawsky and Anneliese Niederl).Part III:Case Studies.11 Assessment of Sustainable Land Use in Producing Biomass (Helmut Haberl and Karl-Heinz Erb).12 Assessment of the Forest Products Industries (Klaus Richter, Frank Werner and Hans-Jorg Althaus).13 Assessment of the Energy Production Industry: Modern Options for Producing Secondary Energy Carriers from Biomass (Andre Faaij).14 Assessment of Biofuels (James A. Duffield, Hosein Shapouri and Michael Wang).15 Assessment of Organic Waste Treatment (Jan-Olov Sundqvist).16 Oleochemical and Petrochemical Surfactants: An Overall Assessment (Erwan Saouter, Gert Van Hoof, Mark Stalmans and Alan Brunskill).17 Assessment of Bio-Based Packaging Materials (Andreas Detzel, Martina Kruger and Axel Ostermayer).18 Assessment of Biotechnology-Based Chemicals (Peter Saling and Andreas Kicherer).19 Assessment of Bio-Based Pharmaceuticals: The Cephalexin Case (Alle Bruggink and Peter Nossin).Part IV:Conclusions.20 Conclusions (Jo Dewulf and Herman Van Langenhove).Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470022412 20160528
Sustainability is a key driving force for industries in the chemical, food, packaging, agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors, and quantitative sustainability indicators are being incorporated into company reports. This is driving the uptake of renewable resources and the adoption of renewables. Renewables' can either be the substituted raw materials that are used in a given industry, (e.g. the use of biomass for fuel); the use and/or modification of a crop for use in a new industry (e.g. plant cellulose), or the reuse of a waste product (e.g. organic waste for energy production). This is the first book in the "Wiley Renewable Resources" series that brings together the range of sustainability assessment methods and their uses. Ensuing books in the series will look at individual renewable materials and applications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470022412 20160528
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
Engineering Library (Terman)
xx, 347 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • From Fossil Fuels to Solar Power: Transforming the Global Economy * Part I: Captivity or Liberation: Fossil Fuel and Solar Supply Chains Compared * Ensnared by Fossil Supply Chains * Exploiting Solar Resources: The New Political and Economic Freedom * Part II: The Pathological Politics of Fossil Resources * The 21st Century Writing on the Wall: the Political Cost of Fuel and Resource Conflict * The Distorting Effects of Fossil Supply Chains * The Mythology of Fossil Energy * Part III: Throwing Off the Fossil Supply Chains * Energy Beyond the Grid * The Untapped Wealth of Solar Resources * The Profitability of Renewable Energy and Resources * Part IV: Towards a Solar Economy * Exploiting solar energy * Regionalization of the Global Economy Through Solar Resources * The Visible Hand of the Sun: Blueprint for a Solar World * References * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844070756 20160528
  • From fossil fuels to solar power: The power of the pyromaniacs-- Fossil resource dependency - how economic processes have come adrift from their environmental and social bases-- Global competition in place of global environmental policy-- The origins of the fossil-fuel economy-- Accelerating change and global displacement-- Business unbound - cutting loose from nature and society-- Reconnecting business and society through solar resources-- From the political to the economic solar manifesto. PART I CAPTIVITY OR LIBERATION: FOSSIL FUEL AND SOLAR SUPPLY CHAINS COMPARED: ensnared by fossil supply chains-- exploiting solar resources - the new political and and economic freedom. PART II THE PATHOLOGICAL POLITICS OF FOSSIL RESOURCES: the 21st-century writing on the wall - the political cost of fuel and resource conflict-- the distorting effects of fossil supply chains-- the mythology of fossil energy. PART III THROWING OFF THE FOSSIL SUPPLY CHAINS: energy beyond the grid-- the untapped wealth of solar resources-- The profitability of renewable energy and resources. PART IV TOWARDS A SOLAR ECONOMY: exploiting solar energy-- Regionalization of the global economy through solar resources-- the visible hand of the sun - blueprint for a solar world.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853838354 20160528
The global economy and our way of life are based on the exploitation of fossil fuels, which not only threaten massive environmental and social disruption through global warming but, at present rates of consumption, will run out within decades, causing huge industrial dislocation and economic collapse. Even before then, the conflicts it causes in the Middle East and elsewhere will be frighteningly exacerbated. The alternative exists: renewable energy from renewable sources - above all, solar. Substituting renewable for fossil resources will take a new industrial revolution to avert the worst of the damage and establish a new international order. It can be done, and it can be done in time. "The Solar Economy", by one of the world's most effective analysts and advocates, lays out the blueprints, showing how the political, economic and technological challenges can be met using indigenous, renewable and universally available resources, and the enormous opportunities and benefits that will flow from doing so.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844070756 20160528
An account of how the global economy can and must replace its dependence on fossil fuels with solar and renewable energy - and the enormous and multiple benefits which will follow. The author explodes the myth that fossil fuel is "cheaper" and maps the road towards renewable energy that will create a genuinely sustainable global economy - and the only secure prospects for future prosperity that can be shared worldwide. Scheer's book offers an alternative programme to what he believes is the fruitless and doomed process of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change and international negotations to reach a consensus with the existing fossil-fuel lobby.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853838354 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxii, 890 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 26 cm.
  • Preface * Energy and development * Renewable energy utilization * Review of basic scientific and engineering principles * The solar energy resource * Solar photovoltaic technology * Solar thermal engineering * Elements of passive solar architecture * Wind energy resources * Introduction to wind turbine technology * Small hydro: resource and technology * Geothermal energy, tidal energy, wave energy, and ocean thermal energy * Bio-energy resources * Thermochemical conversion of biomass * Biochemical methods of conversion * Liquid fuels from biomass: fundamentals, process chemistry, and technologies * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844076994 20160528
This is the most comprehensive guide ever written on renewables technology and engineering, intended to cater for the rapidly growing numbers of present and future engineers who are keen to lead the revolution. All the main sectors are covered - photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind, bioenergy, hydro, wave/tidal, geothermal - progressing from the fundamental physical principles, through resource assessment and site evaluation to in-depth examination of the characteristics and employment of the various technologies. The authors are all experienced practitioners, and as such recognise the cross-cutting importance of system sizing and integration. Clear diagrams, photos, tables and equations make this in invaluable reference tool, while worked examples mean the explanations are well-grounded and easy to follow - essential for students and professionals alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844076994 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
ix, 366 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
  • Part I Numbers, not adjectives1 Motivations2 The balance sheet3 Cars4 Wind5 Planes6 Solar7 Heating and cooling8 Hydroelectricity9 Light10 Offshore wind11 Gadgets12 Wave13 Food and farming14 Tide15 Stuff16 Geothermal17 Public services18 Can we live on renewables?Part II Making a difference19 Every BIG helps20 Better transport21 Smarter heating22 Efficient electricity use23 Sustainable fossil fuels?24 Nuclear?25 Living on other countries' renewables?26 Fluctuations and storage27 Five energy plans for Britain28 Putting costs in perspective29 What to do now30 Energy plans for Europe, America, and the World31 The last thing we should talk aboutAcknowledgmentsPart III Technical chaptersA Cars IIB Wind IIC Planes IID Solar IIE Heating IIF Waves IIG Tide IIH Stuff III Storage IIJ Carbon IIIV Useful dataK TerminologyL Populations and areasM UK energy historyN Quick referenceList of web linksBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906860011 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)


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