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Building Integrated Renewable Energy

Technical and Aesthetic Performance of Renewable Energy Systems on Buildings

Sharpe, Tim (Ed.)

2015, 250 p.

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  • Includes illustrated case studies of both new-build and existing buildings
  • Examines the current state of the art concerning the technical and aesthetic integration of renewable energy technologies on buildings
  • Gives the reader an understanding of how renewable energy systems can be integrated on to buildings in ways that deliver both technical and visual performance
Building Integrated Renewable Energy examines the current state of the art for building integrated renewable systems. It provides an overview of current and emerging technologies and provides a series of sections discussing specific technologies on buildings, and the nature of both technical and visual integration; and provides a series of case studies of effective systems. Building Integrated Renewable Energy contextualises the debates around renewable energy systems on buildings, identifying different perspectives in relation to architectural design. It discusses current approaches and examines, through case studies, examples of successful technical and visual integration. It consists of a chapter that provides an overview of the field and discusses the issues that arise, after which sections address the renewable technologies being employed. Each section contains a chapter providing the key characteristics of the area, followed by a series of case studies. The case studies, which include both new-build and existing buildings, are illustrated with photographs, technical and construction drawings, and details of performance. Chapters include contributions from academics, industry and architects. Building Integrated Renewable Energy provides the reader with an holistic overview of this field. It provides examples of best practice and design approaches that can be pursued in future design projects.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Architectural Integration - Energy Case Studies - Energy Efficiency - Energy Systems - Green Building - Renewable Energy - Sustainable Architecture

Related subjects » Civil Engineering - Energy Efficiency - Energy Technology - Renewable and Green Energy - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

Context.-  Building Integrated Wind Systems.- Wind Case Studies.- Overview of PV Systems and Types.- PV Case Studies.- Future Directions.- Conclusion, Summary of Discussion, Areas of Further Investigation.

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