Low Energy Architecture and Low Carbon Cities
Exploring Links, Scales, and Environmental Impacts
Pomponi, Francesco (editor)
D’Amico, Bernardino (editor)
The built environment is at a turning point. With projected trends in population growth and urbanization, global demand for new floor area is expected to rise sharply. This will put unprecedented pressure on the availability of natural resources and incur greenhouse gas emissions and energy demand. Such environmental stressors risk driving the world away from the UN Sustainable Development Goals, but equally represent an opportunity for just sustainability transitions. The contents of this book aim to address some of these grand challenges from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Low-energy architecture, low-carbon cities and the often-forgotten sustainability of refugee settlements are some of the themes dealt with by the authors.
Keywordslow-carbon city; evaluation index; standardization; entropy weight method; level; carbon emissions; spatial network; synergetic abatement; Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei urban agglomeration; SNA; building stock; survival analysis; lifetime distribution; system dynamics; low-carbon pilot initiative; policy effect evaluation; synthetic control method; method of simplified calculation; energy consumption of buildings; multifamily residential building; temperate climate; Latin America; carbon dioxide offsets; ART footprint tool; urban ecosystems; nature-based solutions; green infrastructure; window design; natural ventilation; indoor air quality; carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration; thermal comfort; adaptive comfort model; office building; the Mediterranean climate; city; post-disaster shelter; post-conflict shelter; transitional shelter; sustainable sheltering; emergency sheltering; refugees; GHG emissions; life cycle assessment; large space building; high-speed railway station; low carbon cities; low energy buildings; sustainability transitions; shelter; building lifetime; carbon flux
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2020