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  • Energy, Cities and Sustainability

    An historical approach

    By Harry Margalit

    According to some estimates, humanity has now passed the point at which city dwellers outnumber country dwellers. This simple fact encapsulates a multitude of historical trends and contentions, not the least being "is this sustainable"? Energy, Cities and Sustainability aims to illuminate this…

    Hardback – 2016-03-09 
    Routledge Studies in Energy Policy

  • 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 – 2016-02-19 

  • 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 – 2016-01-20 

  • Resource Accounting for Sustainability Assessment

    The Nexus between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use

    Edited by Mario Giampietro, Richard J. Aspinall, Jesus Ramos-Martin, Sandra G. F. Bukkens

    The demands placed on land, water, energy and other natural resources are exacerbated as the world population continues to increase together with the expectations of economic growth. This, combined with concerns over environmental change, presents a set of scientific, policy and management issues…

    Paperback – 2016-01-07 
    Routledge Explorations in Sustainability and Governance

  • 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 – 2015-12-31 
    IHS BRE Press

  • 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 – 2015-12-27 
    IHS BRE Press

  • Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings

    By Paul Appleby

    Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings aims to provide a guide to members of design and masterplanning teams on how to deliver sustainable development and buildings cost effectively, meeting current and emerging UK and international statutory and planning requirements. Using a series of case…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 

  • Energy 2050

    Making the Transition to a Secure Low-Carbon Energy System

    By Jim Skea, Paul Ekins, Mark Winskel

    The United Kingdom is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least eighty per cent by 2050, a target that will only be achieved by transforming the way that energy is supplied and used. At the same time there are anxieties about the security of energy provision in terms…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 

  • The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Non-Domestic Buildings

    By Baker Nick

    The refurbishment of existing buildings is a crucial yet often neglected subject within sustainable architecture; attention is usually focused on new buildings. Many old buildings waste large amounts of energy and provide poor internal conditions for occupants through poor lighting, poor…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 

  • Building Futures

    Managing energy in the built environment

    By Jane Powell, Jennifer Monahan, Chris Foulds

    A reduction in the energy demand of buildings can make a major contribution to achieving national and international carbon reduction goals, in addition to addressing the interlinked issues of sustainable development, fuel poverty and fuel security. Despite improvements in thermal efficiency, the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-24

  • Changing patterns in domestic energy use

    By Helen Garrett, Justine Piddington, Selina Burris, Jack Hulme

    This BRE Trust report examines changes in English domestic energy use over time and, where possible, considers what trajectory we can expect for future energy consumption for the topics covered. In doing so it is hoped that changes in energy consumption can be better understood and taken into…

    Paperback – 2015-11-04
    IHS BRE Press

  • Sustainability-oriented Innovation Systems in China and India

    Edited by Tilman Altenburg

    Global economic growth, recently fuelled by Asia’s emerging economies, has greatly accelerated the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and boosted demand for scarce natural resources, including energy, food and mineral raw materials. These developments are pushing the planet close to…

    Hardback – 2015-09-22

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