The quality of life around the world has slowly but surely seen some severe consequences of local-global warming and climate change. Societies around the world have risen to the challenge of solving this seemingly insurmountable problem with their strength and resolve further supported by international scientific knowledge and technological know-how. This book, covering many topics such as newly invented techniques and technologies, usages, awareness, performance, and modeling, fills one of the many niches that architectural scientists and urban engineers require to keep abreast with current trends.
The alternative ideas and solutions presented in this book aim to enhance the quality of life, protect the environment, reduce pollution, and preserve the natural resources for future generations. Providing a base for researchers, students of all academic levels, and institutions, to keep up with the latest developments in theory and physical design applications with specific focus on renewable and alternative energy, it will most assuredly be read by scientists, academicians, and city planning officials. Decision makers, entrepreneurs, and other business professionals will also use this book as one of many to tap into a plethora of diversified ideas towards incorporating renewable and alternative resources throughout society.
Section 1: Production of Alternative Energy Sources.
1.1 Renewable Energy harvesting & Biophysical Matrix.
1.2 Solar energy, Wind Energy, Hydrogen, and Fuel Cell Applications.
1.3 Innovative Bioclimatic Architecture and Thermal Applications.
1.4 Modelling Energy flow and District Performance Simulation.
Section 2: City infrastructure and Renewable Energy distribution.
2.1 Net zero energy buildings.
2.2 Near the eco-friendly buildings, Green Buildings, Green Facades and Passive Design.
2.3 Renewable Energy Systems in Smart Cities.
2.4 District and Block distribution on demand.
2.5 Grid Interactive Systems: Analysis and monitoring.
Section 3: Energy Management, saving, and awareness
3.1 Energy Saving and Performance in Buildings.
3.2 Energy distribution from centralization to territorial distribution.
3.3 ICT at city scale energy use & optimization.
3.4 The role of institutions in renewable energy and the social outreach
3.5 Public Awareness and Education on Renewable and alternative sources of Energy.