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Rational Use and Energy Planning: A Thermodynamic and Geographical Approach
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Authors: Giuseppe Grazzini, Carla Balocco and Giovan Battista Andreani ( Geosystems s.r.l., Firenze, Italy, Energy Engineering Department Firenze, Italy, Energy Engineering Department, Firenze, Italy) 
Book Description:
The rational use of energy resources is the only way to reduce the environmental impact of human activities. Cities are thermodynamic systems that must be organized by relating variable energy demand to minimize entropy production. Here a methodology to analyze energy needs of buildings by a GIS (Geographic Information System) is presented. Spatial analysis techniques were used to connect descriptive data of different plant typologies to the relevant buildings, even when this information was not provided by the original data base.

Table of Contents:
Preface

1. Introduction

2. Dimensional Analysis

3. The Statistical Method

4. The Geographical Information System

5. The Florence Experience

6. The Basemap

7. Cartographic Processing

8. Alphanumeric Archive Processing

9. Entropy Parameters

10. Application

11. Entropy and Information

12. Exergy and L.C.A.

13. Perspectives

Nomenclature

Index

   Series:
      Energy Policies, Politics and Prices
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 - 3rd Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-350-9
   Status: AN
  
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