Sustainability in Energy and Buildings [electronic resource] : Proceedings of the International Conference in Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB’09) / edited by Robert J. Howlett, Lakhmi C. Jain, Shaun H. Lee.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009Description: XX, 424 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642034541Subject(s): Engineering | Civil engineering | Renewable energy sources | Sustainable development | Engineering | Renewable and Green Energy | Sustainable Development | Civil Engineering | Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer | Environmental Monitoring/AnalysisAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.042 LOC classification: TJ807-830Online resources: Click here to access online
Session A : Smart Sustainable Systems -- Smart Monitoring of Wind Turbines Using Neural Networks -- SMART Buildings: Intelligent Software Agents -- Solar Energy Harvesting for ZigBee Electronics -- Multi-Agent Systems Technology for Composite Decision Making in Complex Systems -- Network-Enabled Intelligent Photovoltaic Arrays -- Design Ontology for Comfort Systems and Energy Infrastructures: Flexergy -- Session B : Solar and Wind Energy -- An Innovative Building-Integrated Solar-Air Collector: Presentation and First Results -- Development and Strategies of Building Integrated Wind Turbines in China -- Missing Data Interpolation of Power Generation for Photovoltaic System -- Development of Short-Term Prediction System for Wind Power Generation Based on Multiple Observation Points -- Electricity Supply to a Remote Village Using Grid-Connected Wind Generators -- The Role of Photovoltaics in Reducing Carbon Emissions in Domestic Properties -- Armature and Field Controlled DC Motor Based Wind Turbine Emulation for Wind Energy Conversion Systems Operating over a Wide Range of Wind Velocity -- Session C : Technologies for Sustainable Buildings -- Utilization of Fly-Ash Products from Biomass Co-combustion and Zeolite 13X for Building Energy Conservations -- The Effect of Metal Ions on Calcium Carbonate Precipitation and Scale Formation -- Lateral Stability of Prefabricated Straw Bale Housing -- Monitoring of the Moisture Content of Straw Bale Walls -- An Evaluation of Environmental and Economic Performance of Sustainable Building Technologies for Apartment Houses in Korea -- Managing Change in Domestic Renewable Energy Schemes -- Session D : Clean and Renewable Energy Technology -- Optimum Energy Management of a Photovoltaic Water Pumping System -- Diagnosis by Fault Signature Analysis Applied to Wind Energy -- A Novel Self-organizing Neural Technique for Wind Speed Mapping -- Integral Fuzzy Control for Photovoltaic Power Systems -- MACSyME: Modelling, Analysis and Control for Systems with Multiple Energy Sources -- Structural Analysis for Fault Detection and Isolation in Fuel Cell Stack System -- Session E : Engineering Intelligence and Energy Technologies -- Efficiency Analysis of Cross-Flow Plate Heat Exchanger for Indirect Evaporative Cooling -- Thermal Work Condition Analysis of Teaching Building Heating Network in Winter Vacation with User Regulation -- Integrated Building Management Systems for Sustainable Technologies: Design Aspiration and Operational Shortcoming -- Smart Use of Knowledge: A Case Study of Constructing Decisional DNA on Renewable Energy -- A Study of Photo physical Properties of End Polymeric Material -- Renewable Energy Source Emulator -- Session F : Building Energy Efficiency and Performance -- Geothermal Active Building Concept -- Heating Supply in Kazakhstan: Concept - Simulation - Comparison -- Towards a More Holistic and Complementary Approach to Modelling Energy Consumption in Buildings -- Energy Consumption in the Greek Hotel Sector: The Influence of Various Factors on Hotels’ Carbon Footprints under the Implementation of the EU and Greek Legislative Framework -- Investigating the Applicability of Different Thermal Comfort Models in Kuwait Classrooms Operated in Hybrid Air-Conditioning Mode -- Water and Energy Efficient Showers -- Session G : Novel Techniques for Energy Efficiency -- Research of Solar-Kang Heating Systems Design for Rural House in Cold Areas of China -- Research on Energy-Efficient Exterior Walls of Rural Housing in Northern China -- Family Thermal Performance Analysis Based on Household Metering -- The Investigation and Analysis of Indoor Temperature Desire of Building Users in Harbin -- Simulated Performance of Earthtube for Cooling of Office Buildings in the Southeast of UK -- Study on a Novel Hybrid Desiccant Dehumidification and Air Conditioning System.
This volume represents the proceedings of the First International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB’09, held in the City of Brighton and Hove in the United Kingdom, organised by KES International with the assistance of the World Renewable Energy Congress / Network, and hosted by the University of Brighton. KES International is a knowledge transfer organisation, which for over a decade has provided high-quality conference events and publishing opportunities for researchers in the area of Knowledge Based and Intelligent information and Engineering Systems. KES International is a community consisting of several thousand research scientists and engineers who participate in KES activities. Now KES is starting to make a contribution in the area of Sustainability and Renewable Energy with this first conference in a series dedicated to renewable energy and its application to domestic and other buildings. In addition to featuring papers from a range of Renewable Energy and Sustainability related topics, SEB’09 was intended to explore two innovative themes:- - The application of intelligent sensing, control, optimisation and modelling techniques to sustainability; - The technology of sustainable buildings. This volume contains 43 papers selected from a much larger number of submissions after reviews by experts in the field. The papers are grouped in the themes under which they were presented, namely Smart Sustainability, Solar and Wind Energy, Technologies for Sustainable Buildings, Clean and Renewable Energy, Engineering Intelligence and Energy Technologies, Building Energy Efficiency and Performance and Novel Techniques for Energy Efficiency. We believe these proceedings will form a record of recent research results, useful for engineers, students, professionals, managers and many others working in this leading-edge field.