Renewable Energy Integration with Building Energy Systems
Construction as an industry sector is responsible for around one-third of the total world-wide energy usage, and about 20% of greenhouse gas emissions. The rise in number of buildings and floor space area for both residential and commercial purposes has imposed enormous pressure on existing sources of energy. Implementations like efficient usage of building energy systems, design measures, utilization of local energy resources, energy storage and renewable energy sources for meeting electricity demand are currently under development and deployment to improve the energy performance index. However, integrating all such measures and evaluation of developed nearly zero-energy and zero-emission buildings is yet to be explored.
In this book, different control techniques together with intelligent building technology used to improve the energy performance of buildings have been illustrated. Every building energy control system has a two-fold objective for energy and comfort requirements to achieve a high comfort index (for thermal, visual, air quality, humidity and various plug loads) and to increase the energy performance index. The most significant aspect of the design of buildings’ energy control system is modelling. All the components, methodologies and processes involved in developing a renewable energy-driven building are covered in detail.
This book is intended for graduates and professionals working towards the development of sustainable built environment using renewable energy sources.
- 2022 selection and editorial matter, V.S.K.V. Harish, Amit Vilas Sant and Arun Kumar
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