Green Energy and Technology

Building Integrated Renewable Energy

Technical and Aesthetic Performance of Renewable Energy Systems on Buildings

Editors: Sharpe, Tim (Ed.)

  • Includes illustrated case studies of both new builds and existing buildings
  • Examines the current state of the art concerning the technical and esthetic integration of renewable energy technologies into buildings
  • Gives readers an understanding of how renewable energy systems can be integrated into buildings in ways that deliver both technical and visual performance
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About this book

This book examines the current state of the art for building- integrated, renewable systems. It provides an overview of current and emerging technologies and includes a number of sections discussing specific technologies used in buildings and the nature of both technical and visual integration, and presents a series of case studies showing effective systems. It also contextualizes the debates surrounding renewable energy systems in buildings, identifying different perspectives in relation to architectural design. After an overview of the field and the issues that arise, the sections discuss the renewable technologies that are being employed. Each includes a chapter with the key characteristics of the area, followed by a series of case studies, which include both new-build and existing buildings and are illustrated with photographs, technical and construction drawings and details of performance. With contributions from academics, industry and architects, it provides readers with an holistic overview of this field as well as examples of best practice and design approaches that can be pursued in future design projects.

About the authors

Tim Sharpe is Head of Architectural Technology, and Director of the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit, at the Mackintosh School of Architecture (MSA), Glasgow School of Art. He is an architect and his early career was in the field of community architecture, where he worked with community organisations in Glasgow, dealing with technical issues and energy poverty in social housing. This led to an interest and expertise in low energy design. He then moved to the MSA to teach and undertake research and was a co-founder of the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU). He also teaches integrated environmental design through both lecture courses and in the design studio.

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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6467-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. $139.00
price for USA
  • Due: September 9, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6466-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Integrated Renewable Energy
Book Subtitle
Technical and Aesthetic Performance of Renewable Energy Systems on Buildings
Editors
  • Tim Sharpe
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6467-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6466-1
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
250
Topics