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1st Edition

Sustainability through Energy-Efficient Buildings

ISBN 9781138066755
Published March 28, 2018 by CRC Press
310 Pages 128 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The book covers chapters ranging from introduction to recent technological challenges, case studies of energy-efficient buildings with policy and awareness issues, fundamentals and present status along with research updates and future aspects on topics focusing on energy-efficient construction, materials

Provides comprehensive information on energy efficient buildings including policy and energy audit aspects with case studies

Examines application of PCMs in passive heating and cooling in buildings; role of active TES and energy saving potential

Table of Contents

1.Introduction to Energy Efficient Building Development and Sustainability. 2.An introduction of Zero Energy Lab as a test bed: concept, features, and application. 3. Building Envelops: A passive way to achieve energy sustainability through energy efficient buildings. 4.Passive and Low Energy buildings. 5.Energy efficient building construction and Embodied energy. 6.BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic) as power generator for energy efficient buildings. 7.Energy conservation potential through thermal energy storage medium in buildings. 8.Silica aerogel blankets as super insulating material for developing energy efficient buildings. 9.Heating Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) systems for energy efficient buildings. 10.Improving energy efficiency in buildings: challenges and opportunities in the European context. 11.Advances in Simulation Studies for developing energy efficient buildings. 12.Advances in Energy efficient buildings for New and Old buildings. 13.Role and impact of policy on growth of Green Buildings in India: Impact on sustainability through energy efficient buildings. 14.Energy efficient buildings: Technology to policy and awareness.


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Dr. A. Shukla did his masters in Physics from University of Lucknow and completed his Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur in January 2005. He did his postdoctoral research work at some of the international premier institutes across the globe, namely at Institute of Physics Bhubaneswar (Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India), University of North Carolina Chapel Hill USA, University of Rome/Gran Sasso National Laboratory, Italy and Physical Research Laboratory Ahmedabad (Department of Space, Govt. of India). He is currently working as an Associate Professor in Physics at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT) (set up through an Act of Parliament by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, as an "Institute of National Importance" on the lines of IITs).

His research interests include Nuclear physics and Physics of renewable energy resources. He has published more than hundred research papers in various International Journals and in various International and National conference proceedings. He has delivered invited talks at various national and international institutes. Currently he is having several national as well as international projects and active research collaborations from India and abroad on the topics of his research interests.

Dr. Atul Sharma did M. Phil. In Energy & Environment (August-1998) and Ph.D. from School of Energy and Environmental Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore (M.P.), India. Afterwards he worked as a Scientific Officer at Regional Testing Centre Cum Technical Backup Unit for Solar Thermal Devices, at the School of Energy & Environmental Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore funded by Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, New Delhi, Govt. of India and later aa Research Assistant at Solar Thermal Research Center, New & Renewable Energy Research Department at Korea Institute of Energy Research, Daejon, South Korea (1st April 2004 – 31st May 2005). Dr. Sharma also worked as a Visiting Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kun Shan University, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C (1st August 2005 -- 30th June 2009).

Dr. Sharma is currently working as an Associate Professor at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT) which has been set up by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India. He has published forty four research papers in various International Journals. Sixty-seven research papers published in various International and National conferences. He also published several patents related to the PCMs technology in Taiwan region only. He is working on the developments and applications of Phase Change Materials, Green Building, Solar Water Heating System, Solar Air Heating System, Solar Drying Systems etc. Dr. Sharma is conducting research at the Non-Conventional Energy Laboratory (NCEL), RGIPT and currently engaged with three Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi sponsored projects at his lab. Further, he served as an editorial board member and reviewer for many national and international journals, project reports and book chapters.