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Buildings and the Environment
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Editors: Jonas Nemecek and Patrik Schulz
Book Description:
The rise of living standards and the deterioration of thermal conditions in the urban environment are mainly responsible for the increase in the energy consumption in buildings. Low energy design of urban environment and buildings in densely populated areas requires consideration of a wide range of factors, including urban setting, transport planning, energy system design and architectural and engineering details. Furthermore, sustainability has acquired great importance due to the negative impact of various developments on the environment. This book focuses on ways to reduce building energy consumption by designing buildings which are more economical in their use of energy for heating, lighting, cooling, ventilation and hot water supply. Furthermore, people living in developed countries are exposed to many physical and mental stresses caused by the urban environment, including air, water and ground pollution. Various trails concerning the domiciliary environment are discussed to support and promote human health in indoor conditions, such as those involving the use of fewer chemicals in buildings. This book also details the establishment of negatively-charged indoor air conditions and investigate their biological effects. Other chapters in this book include a study of methods on how to reduce the energy consumption in different kinds of of school buildings, findings on a new generation of decision-making tools for estimating the environmental effects on residential property value and methods on how to reduce airborne contamination in hospital buildings.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Numerical Approaches for Fire Modelling with Turbulent, Combustion, Soot and Radiation Considerations; pp. 1-89
(Sherman C.P. Cheung, G.H. Yeoh and J.Y. Tu, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University, Victoria, Australia and others)

Chapter 2. Energy Efficiency, Climate Change, Buildings and the Need for Development in Renewable Energy Use; pp. 91-132
(Abdeen Mustafa Omer, Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Chapter 3. Managing Processes Related To Pedestrian Mobility through the Distrimobs Decision Suppsort System; pp. 133-160
(Marco Brambilla, Luca Cattelani, Physics of the City Laboratory, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)

Chapter 4. Adsorption and Advanced Oxidation Process for Environmental Cleaning of Polluted Water; pp. 161-180
(Yuelian Peng and Shaobin Wang, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, P.R. China, and others.)

Chapter 5. Computational Prediction of Air-Flow and Thermal Comfort in Naturally Ventilated Real-scale Buildings; pp. 181-200
(D.P. Karadimou, G.M. Stavrakakis, N.C. Markatos, Computational Fluid Dynamics Unit, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

Chapter 6. Establishment of Negatively-charged Indoor Air Conditions and their Biological Effects; pp. 201-214
(Takemi Otsuki, Kazuaki Takahashi, Akinori Mase, Takashi Kawado, Muneo Kotani, Yasumitsu Nishimura, Megumi Maeda, Shuko Murakami, Naoko Kumagai, Hiroaki Hayashi, Ying Chen, Yoshie Miura, Takashi Shirahama, Michiharu Yoshimatsu, Kanehisa Morimoto, Department of Hygiene, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki, Japan, and others)

Chapter 7. Energy Saving in HVAC of Spanish School Buildings; pp. 215-233
(José Antonio Orosa, Energy Department, University of A. Coruña, A. Coruna, Spain)

Chapter 8. Traditional Underground Wine Cellars of Spain: Building and Morphological Properties and Hygrothermal Behaviour - Taking Advantage of Soil Properties; pp. 235-251
(Fernando Ruiz, Dpto. E.T.S. Ingenieros Agrónomos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 9. Estimating the Environmental Effects on Residential Property Value with GIS; pp. 253-265
(Lubos Matejicek, Institute for Environmental Studies, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Natural Science, Prague, Czech Republic)

Chapter 10. Fungal Contamination in Hospital Buildings; pp. 267-278
(Isabelle Fournel, Marc Sautour, Frédéric Dalle, Coralie L’Ollivier, Denis Caillot, Ingrid Lafon, Nathalie Sixt, Céline Calinon, Gérard Couillaud, LS Aho Glélé, Alain Bonnin
Parasitology and Mycology Laboratory, CHU, Hôpital du Bocage, Cedex, France, and others)

Chapter 11. Building Form and Air Pollution in Compact City: A Review for the Macao Peninsula; pp. 279-288
(U Wa Tang, Ni Sheng, Zhishi Wang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Macau, Macao, China, and others)

Chapter 12. Use of Semantic Web Technologies in Design of Informational Retrieval Systems; pp. 289-299
(Anatoly Gladun, Julia Rogushina, Institute of Software Systems of NASU, Kiev, Ukraine and others)

Chapter 13. Mereological Aspects of Ontological Analysis for Thesauri Constructing; pp. 301-308
(Anatoly Gladun and Julia Rogushina, International Research and Training Centre of Information Technologies and Systems, NASU, Kiev, Ukraine)

Index

   Series:
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 7 x 10, [330 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-128-9
   Status: AV
  
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