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Sustainability at the Cutting Edge Emerging Technologies for Low Energy Buildings

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ISBN-10: 0750683007

ISBN-13: 9780750683005

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Peter Smith

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Buildings are currently a major part of the carbon emissions problem. 'Sustainability at the Cutting Edge' indicates how they may become part of the solution.
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Book details

List price: $60.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Pete Smith is a Technical Architect and data warehouse specialist with a wide range of expertise from application analysis, design and development through to database design, administration and tuning. This experience covers 19 years in the IT industry, 14 of which are specifically on Oracle platforms and demonstrates a high degree of longevity and familiarity with the Oracle database server and associated products. Qualified to degree level, Pete has worked for many years as an independent Oracle consultant and, more recently, in a senior position as a Principal consultant with Oracle UK; Pete now works for a specialist UK IT consultancy.

Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgements
Climate change and sustainable energy: The 2005 Prince Philip Lecture at the Royal Society of Arts
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Acknowledgements
About the author
Solar thermal power
Solar heating
Solar thermal electricity
Solar thermal - the future
Low energy techniques for cooling
Ground coupling using air
Groundwater/aquifer cooling and warming
Evaporative cooling
Phase change cooling
Daytime operation
Desiccant dehumidification and evaporative cooling
Solar-assisted desiccant dehumidification with air conditioning
Refrigeration
Ammonia-absorption cooling
Thermionic cooling
Night-time cooling
Hollow core slab
Chilled beams and ceiling
Geothermal energy
Geothermal electricity
Heat pumps
Wind power
Types of small-scale wind turbine
Building integrated systems
Photovoltaic cells
Amorphous silicon cells
Dye-based cells
Monolithic tandem concentrator cells
Flexible solar panels
Plastic solar cells
Photovoltaics: cost projections
Photovoltaics and urban design
Fuel cells
Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell
Phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC)
Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFCs)
Alkaline fuel cells (AFCs)
Molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs)
Hydrogen, the agent of social reform
Fuel cells and the UK
Nuclear fusion
Bioenergy
Utilization of biofuels
Anaerobic digestion from waste
Biofuel for transport
Summary
Microgeneration and combined heat and power
Micropower and CHP
Stirling combined heat and power
Free piston Stirling engines (FPSE)
Small-scale hydro
Micro-hydro
Wave and tide
Point absorbers
Large-scale tidal energy
Offshore impoundment
Tidal currents
Prospects for the energy infrastructure
Towards a hydrogen economy
The road ahead
Hydrogen storage
Electricity storage
Combined heat and power (CHP)
Barriers to progress
Conclusion
Materials
Concrete
Glass
Insulation
Smart materials
Smart fluids
The photonic revolution
The light-emitting diode (LED)
Photonics in communication
Building integrated renewable energy: case studies
Malmo - city of the future
Government Training Centre, Germany
National Trust Offices, Swindon, UK
CIS Tower, Manchester, UK
Eden Project Phase 4: Education Resource Centre - the Core
Council offices, King's Lynn
'SkyZed'
Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED)
Sustainability on a knife edge
The spectre of energy
Gas
Coal
Index