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Energy Efficient Buildings

Edited by Eng Hwa Yap, ISBN 978-953-51-2876-2, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2875-5, 212 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 18, 2017 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/62592
Edited Volume

This book discusses energy efficient buildings and the role they play in our efforts to address climate change, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by considering buildings and the construction sector's unique position along a critical path to decarbonisation from a multi-perspective and holistic viewpoint. Topics covered in the book range from daylighting, building topology comparison, building envelope design, zero energy homes in hot arid regions, life-cycle considerations and energy efficiency analysis to managing energy demand through equipment selection. Each chapter addresses an important aspect of energy efficient building and serves as a vital building block towards constructing a timely and relevant body of knowledge in energy efficient buildings.

Associate Prof. Eng Hwa Yap

Eng Hwa Yap is an associate professor at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, where he teaches the modules Energy Efficiency for Sustainability 2 and Advanced Technology Review in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering. He currently serves as the course director for Undergraduate Programs and senior tutor for the department. Eng Hwa’s research work at the university is focused on future energy systems using methods centring on systems thinking to investigate contemporary issues in energy technology and their interaction with society, the environment and policy. He spent a brief period at University College London's School of Energy and Resources in Adelaide, Australia, as senior lecturer from 2014 to 2016. Eng Hwa first joined The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, in 2008 after completing his PhD at University College London, United Kingdom.

Edited Books

  • Energy Efficient Buildings

    This book discusses energy efficient buildings and the role they play in our efforts to address climate change, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by considering buildings and the construction sector's unique position along a critical path to decarbonisation from a multi-perspective and holistic viewpoint. Topics covered in the book range from daylighting, building topology comparison, building envelope design, zero energy homes in hot arid regions, life-cycle considerations and energy efficiency analysis to managing energy demand through equipment selection. Each chapter addresses an important aspect of energy efficient building and serves as a vital building block towards constructing a timely and relevant body of knowledge in energy efficient buildings.