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.
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.
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 Index