• Applying fabric first principles to comply with energy efficiency requirements in dwellings book cover

    Applying fabric first principles to comply with energy efficiency requirements in dwellings

    By Steven Stenlund

    Significant improvements to the regulatory requirements for energy efficiency in national building regulations are now in force. This guide explains the implications of these requirements and demonstrates how to meet them by using fabric first principles.…

    Paperback – 2016-04-20
    IHS BRE Press

  • The Water, Food, Energy and Climate Nexus: Challenges and an agenda for action book cover

    The Water, Food, Energy and Climate Nexus

    Challenges and an agenda for action

    Edited by Felix Dodds, Jamie Bartram

    Global trends of population growth, rising living standards and the rapidly increasing urbanized world are increasing the demand on water, food and energy. Added to this is the growing threat of climate change which will have huge impacts on water and food availability. It is increasingly…

    Paperback – 2016-04-13
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

  • Understanding Renewable Energy Systems book cover

    Understanding Renewable Energy Systems

    2nd Edition

    By Volker Quaschning

    By mid-century, renewable energy must cover all of our energy supply if we are to phase out nuclear and successfully stop climate change. Now updated and expanded, the 2nd edition of this textbook covers the full range of renewable energy systems and now also includes such current trends as solar…

    Paperback – 2016-04-11
    Routledge

  • Bioenergy Crops for Ecosystem Health and Sustainability book cover

    Bioenergy Crops for Ecosystem Health and Sustainability

    By Alex Baumber

    The growing of crops for bioenergy has been subject to much recent criticism, as taking away land which could be used for food production or biodiversity conservation. This book challenges some commonly-held ideas about biofuels, bioenergy and energy cropping, particularly that energy crops pose an…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Bioenergy

  • Biochar in European Soils and Agriculture: Science and Practice book cover

    Biochar in European Soils and Agriculture

    Science and Practice

    Edited by Simon Shackley, Greet Ruysschaert, Kor Zwart, Bruno Glaser

    This user-friendly book introduces biochar to potential users in the professional sphere. It de-mystifies the scientific, engineering and managerial issues surrounding biochar for the benefit of audiences including policy makers, landowners and farmers, land use, agricultural and environmental…

    Hardback – 2016-02-22
    Routledge

  • Performance of Exemplar Buildings in Use: Bridging the Performance Gap book cover

    Performance of Exemplar Buildings in Use

    Bridging the Performance Gap

    Edited by Yetunde Abdul

    This report reviews the operational performance of three public-sector office buildings designed to achieve energy and water efficiency over the longer term, based on a study carried out in 2010–2012. The study, funded by BRE Trust, the Cabinet Office and the Department for Environment, Food and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-16
    IHS BRE Press

  • PV Technical Sales: Preparation for the NABCEP Technical Sales Certification book cover

    PV Technical Sales

    Preparation for the NABCEP Technical Sales Certification

    By Sean White

    NABCEP sets the standard for solar certifications in the United States and Canada. The NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification shows customers, friends and employers that you are knowledgeable and qualified to sell solar systems. If someone is selling solar, they need to know what they are…

    Paperback – 2016-01-25
    Routledge

  • Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques book cover

    Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques

    Edited by Mat Santamouris, Denia Kolokotsa

    The urban climate is continuously deteriorating. Urban heat lowers the quality of urban life, increases energy needs, and affects the urban socio-economy. Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques presents steps that can be taken to mitigate this situation through a series of innovative technologies and…

    Hardback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge

  • Biofuels for Transport: Global Potential and Implications for Sustainable Energy and Agriculture book cover

    Biofuels for Transport

    Global Potential and Implications for Sustainable Energy and Agriculture

    By Worldwatch Institute

    The world is on the verge of an unprecedented increase in the production and use of biofuels for transport. The combination of rising oil prices, issues of security, climate instability and pollution, deepening poverty in rural and agricultural areas, and a host of improved technologies, is…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge

  • The Limits to Travel: How Far Will You Go? book cover

    The Limits to Travel

    How Far Will You Go?

    By David Metz

    As affluence grows, it gets easier to travel faster and further. But research shows that, despite this, the average travel time in all societies remains steady at roughly an hour a day. The implication is that people are choosing to increase the distance they regularly travel, rather than opting…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge

  • The British Electricity Experiment: Privatization: the record, the issues, the lessons book cover

    The British Electricity Experiment

    Privatization: the record, the issues, the lessons

    Edited by John Surrey

    In 1990, energy in the UK underwent a unique and fundamental transformation, with the privatization of the electricity supply industry. This is the first book to fully assess the experiment. It first explains how – and why – the British electricity supply industry was privatized. It then…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Energy and Infrastructure Set

  • Electric Capitalism: Recolonising Africa on the Power Grid book cover

    Electric Capitalism

    Recolonising Africa on the Power Grid

    Edited by David A. McDonald

    Although Africa is the most under-supplied region of the world for electricity, its economies are utterly dependent on it. There are enormous inequalities in electricity access, with industry receiving abundant supplies of cheap power while more than 80 per cent of the continent's population remain…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge

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