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Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings free pdf Despite recent improvements in energy efficiency being made in new build it is important that the existing commercial building sector also take action to meet emission reduction targets. The objectives and challenges of such action will reduce the risk of the sector becoming obsolescent due to high energy use and poor environmental performance. This book presents a theory-based, practice-support methodology to deal with environmental retrofitting opportunities for existing commercial buildings in warm climates using bioclimatic design as the basis. The book has four main sections focusing on the context of climate change effects, the technological and behavioural contexts of the existing building sector in which policies, modeling, monitoring and trend analysis in respect to energy and environmental performance are covered. Next, the retrofitting brief as a 'design guide' for existing buildings highlighting the significance of architectural design and engineering systems for energy performance is presented. The final part gives ten case studies showing the effectiveness of strategies suggested for effective environmental performance The book provides compelling information for all involved in the design and engineering of retrofitting projects.

About Richard Hyde

Professor Hyde is a registered architect who has been working in the field of sustainable architectural design and research for buildings. He is currently Head of the Architectural and Design Science discipline and Coordinator of the Sustainable Design program at The University of Sydney. He has a national and international reputation in the area of environmental design through his work with the Martin Centre, the University of Cambridge, UK and the Institute of Wood Science, USA. He has been awarded four Small Australian Research Grants (ARC), two Enabling Grants from the University of Queensland, one Collaborative ARC Grant, three APA (I) scholarships, one FWPRDC scholarship for support of students on industry related projects and over twenty industry related grants and consultancy projects. In addition he was awarded an ARC SPIRIT grant, valued at $700k (cash and in kind) in 1999 for the development of an innovative lightweight sustainable prototype building on the Gold Coast (Health House Project). This has been constructed and is in the evaluation stage. It has attracted thirty-four industry partners and demonstrates cutting-edge environmental technology. This project has received much publicity and is seen as a model for sustainable urban development. He has coordinated two projects for the CRC for Sustainable Tourism leading to a new international Green Globe Design Phase Certification system. He is currently coordinating one new Australian Research Council Discovery Grant into new Green Building Materials using indigenous technologies, and two ARC linkage projects in social and economic issues of sustainable building design. He has also developed a number of computer-based design tools. One is the Duality database for sustainable timber buildings the other an energy-conservation tool for architects called LTV. This uses a warm climate over heating model developed from pre-computed data using the DOE2 simulation program. He has supervised ten successful Ph.D. students and six Masters students and is currently supervising five Ph.D. and two Masters students. He has 150 publications in the environmental design field. This experience has enabled him to gain a number of coordinating roles in various research groups. He is the Australian coordinator for the IEA Task 28 on Sustainable Solar Housing and has been selected as the subtask leader for the Demonstration building area. This has led to a number of internationally published books and publications.

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Author : Richard Hyde
Publisher : Earthscan Ltd
Data Published : 20 September 2012
ISBN : 1849712913
EAN : 9781849712910
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 512 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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