How does one tell the story of energy production, use, or conservation in a manner sufficiently convincing to influence policy, behavior, and design? Energy Accounts explores potential answers to this question through compelling images, data visualizations, narratives, and other examples of accounting for energy. Organized into a collection containing both examples of best practices and critiques, this impressive array of projects and contributors combines text and graphic material to explore different representations of energy data. Including work from Kieran Timberlake, SHoP, AMO, Lateral Office, WOHA, and many more, the book boasts a unique graphic design which supports and enhances its role as a valuable resource for professionals and students in architecture, engineering, and urban design.
Notes on Contributors. Foreword. Preface: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars Michael Mann Introduction: Energy Accounts Part 1: Accounting for Energy 1. Roadmap 2050 OMA/European Climate Commission 2. Implementing a New Energy Regime in Housing David E. Nye 3. Thermodynamic Materialism Iñaki Abalos and Renata Sentkiewicz 4. Designing Better Energy Metrics for Consumers Richard P. Larrick, Jack B. Soll, and Ralph L. Keeney 5. Visualizing Change Reinhold Martin 6. Cooking the Books (On a Solar-Powered Stove) David Owen 7. Visualizing Energy Consumption Activities as a Tool for Making Everyday Life More Sustainable Kajsa Ellegård and Jenny Palm 8. The Materialities of Big Data Jenny Rhee Part 2: Representing Energy 9. A Sense for Energy Erik E. Olsen 10. Evaluating Urban Resource Efficiency Christoph Reinhart and Emmanouil Saratsis 11. Go With the Flow Mitch Tobin 12. Bounding. More or Less Billie Faircloth and Ryan Welch 13. Ladybug + Honeybee Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari 14. Net Zero Capable Tim MacDonald 15. Ducks, Dollars, or kWh Vivian Loftness, Azizan Aziz, Bertrand Lasternas, and Sebastian Peters 16. Visualization to Support Facility Operation and Maintenance Semiha Ergan and Xue (Sheryl) Yang 17. Energy Accounts ISA (Interface Studio Architects) 18. Abstracting Energy Forrest Meggers 19. Visualizing a Change of Energy Regimes William W. Braham 20. The New Chautauqua Game William W. Braham, Jill Kurtz, Luke Butcher, and Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari 21. Spatialized Energy Diagrams Kiel Moe Part 3: Representing Climates and Regions 22. Cities, Sustainability, and Resilience Vishaan Chakrabarti 23. Delivering Density Dan Willis 24. Scaling Regionalism Stephen Kieran 25. Efficient Urban Forms in the Pearl River Delta, China Stefan Al 26. Park Royale Woha 27. The Climate Control Project Daniel A. Barber 28. Energy in Place Lateral Office 29. Japan, Korea, and Cultural Dimension of Thermal Comfort Katsuhiko Muramoto and Jin Baek 30. Philadelphia Projects Todd Woodward 31. Farming Fuel Rania Ghosn 32. Regionalism Revisited Keith Eggener 33. Glen Eagles Community Centre Vancouver, BC Patkau Architects Figure Credits. Index
"In a culture of images, visual narratives are as important as arguments. Architects think with their eyes, and the authors of Energy Accounts are phenomenally qualified to present academic research and professional experiences on energy and climate with graphic eloquence. The contemporary dilemmas faced by buildings, cities and regions are comprehensively covered, and the book offers a pixellated portrait of the field which should influence both design and policy." - Luis Fernández-Galiano, Int FRIBA, is a Professor of Architecture, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
“The book offers an abundance of forward-thinking scholarship on many important issues. From big data to architecture to economics, there is a lot going on here of contemporary relevance to disciplines across the sciences and humanities. The overarching topics, energy and climate, are timely, as are the multitude of interdisciplinary perspectives offered by the dozens of authors who contributed to the 32 essays. Key to the project are the visual aids: diagrams, graphs, charts, maps, photographs, figures, and data visualizations are interspersed throughout the essays. The images are not peripheral to the discussion: the authors use visual representations to tell their respective stories about energy and climate ... Both implicitly and explicitly, the volume makes a strong and convincing case for the value of visualizations in scholarly works. Highly recommended.” - P. Gamsby, Memorial University, Choice Magazine, July 2017