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Energy Generation and Efficiency Technologies for Green Residential Buildings

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Editors: David S-K Ting 1 ; Rupp Carriveau 2
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Publication Year: 2019

Residential buildings consume about a quarter of all energy (including electrical and thermal) in industrialized countries and emit around 20% of the carbon emissions there. Older and outdated heating and cooling technology causes high energy demand and, depending on building type, secondary causes can include ventilation and lighting. Technology is available to mitigate high energy consumption, and to enable the use of renewable or environmentally friendly energy, partly generated locally. This book, written by international experts from academia as well as industry, compiles and describes several key technologies available to reduce a residential building's energy consumption. Key themes include local energy generation, such as the use of sunlight to reduce heating needs, and photovoltaics for electricity. Case studies are included in most chapters to provide real-world context for the technologies described.

Inspec keywords: buildings (structures); renewable energy sources; sunlight; passive solar buildings; phase change materials; building integrated photovoltaics; sustainable development; energy conservation; secondary cells

Other keywords: solar radiation analysis; PV solar systems; photovoltaic arrays; efficiency; energy generation; secondary battery; solar energy generation; clean energy generation; nature-based building solutions; green residential buildings; phase change materials

Subjects: Storage in chemical energy; Buildings (energy utilisation); Solar power stations and photovoltaic power systems; Secondary cells; Solar energy; Photoelectric conversion; solar cells and arrays; Energy conservation; Monographs, and collections; Solar cells and arrays; Secondary cells; General electrical engineering topics

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