1st Edition

Reclaiming Eden Responsible Living, Engineering, and Architectures

Edited By David S.-K. Ting, Jacqueline A. Stagner Copyright 2024
    304 Pages 38 Color & 75 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    304 Pages 38 Color & 75 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Life on Earth is both challenging and beautiful. Reclaiming Eden is about responsible living, engineering and architectures, aiming to mitigate environmental deterioration by reclaiming land around the world to an ecologically sustainable stage. These endeavors will enable us to pass forward a beautiful tomorrow for our grandchildren in the long run, and our children and ourselves in the immediate future. Eco-friendliness is key, and this includes waste reduction, sustainable development, furthering renewables, nature and biomimicry, and coral reef restoration. This book stands as a latest update on these fronts in beautifying tomorrow.

    1. Eden: It makes splendid sense to Reclaim

    David S.-K. Ting and Jacqueline A. Stagner

    2. Living Responsibility: Adapting Waste Reduction to Reclaim Eden?

    Graham T. Reader

    3. Harbor-House Design with Recycled Insulation Materials for Sustainable Development

    Figen Balo, Hazal Boydak, Lutfu S. Sua

    4. Recent Progress in Photovoltaic-Thermoelectric Hybrid Power Systems

    Xi Wang, Paul Henshaw, and David S.-K. Ting

    5. Barriers to the Deployment of Renewable Energy Technologies

    Shahla Choobchian, Mahnaz Ghorbannejad, Mohammad Shokati Amghani, Hossein Azadi

    6. Solar Enhanced Soaring: Tapping into Ambient Solar Energy for Optimized Airfoil Performance

    Mohd Sahil Akhtar, David S.-K. Ting, Jagannathan T. Kalathi

    7. Thermal Regulation due to Vertical Greening Systems: A Review

    Saumili Jana, Rajaram Lakkaraju, Jacqueline A. Stagner, David S.-K. Ting

    8. Evolutionary Structurally-Sound-Design-Process of Dovetail massive Wooden Board Elements as a Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Solution

    Hüseyin Emre Ilgin, Markku Karjalainen, Sami Pajunen

    9. Performance Assessment of Electric-Powered Food Roasting Machine

    Joseph Abutu, Emeka Daniel Oruonye, Mohammed Abubakar, Abdullahi Auwal

    10. Coral Reef Ecosystem Enhancement in Singapore’s Highly Urbanised Port

    Chin Soon Lionel Ng, Shu Qin Sam, Yuichi Preslie Kikuzawa, Tai Chong Toh, Loke Ming Chou


    David S.-K. Ting studied combustion and turbulence, followed by convection heat transfer and fluid–structure interactions, prior to joining the University of Windsor, Canada. He is the founder of the Turbulence and Energy Laboratory and a professor in the Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering. Prof. Ting supervises students on a wide range of research topics, including energy conservation and renewable energy. He has co-supervised more than 90 research and graduate students, co-authored more than 170 journal papers, authored 5 textbooks, and co-edited 25 volumes.

    Jacqueline A. Stagner is the Undergraduate Programs Coordinator in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Windsor and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering. She co-advises students primarily in sustainable energy in the Turbulence and Energy Laboratory. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, an MBA, and a PhD in materials science and engineering. She also worked as a release engineer in the automotive industry for six years. Dr Stagner has co-edited 13 volumes.