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2.7 - Renewable Malls: Transforming Shopping Centres Into Flexible, Decarbonized Urban Energy Assets
Urban systems de-carbonization is achievable if supported by measures for energy efficiency and integration of renewable energy sources (RES). In this context, a key role can be played by shopping malls. They are usually ...
2.8 - Photovoltaic City: Effective Approaches to Integrated Urban Solar Power
Photovoltaic (PV) energy systems are on their way to becoming the cheapest form of electricity production in most countries during the coming years. It has already reached a cost level that makes it competitive in several ...
3.5 - Multiple Benefits of Smart Urban Energy Transition
This chapter offers an introduction to the multiple benefits concept, as a new paradigm to assess smart urban energy transition projects. By framing all the relevant positive outcomes and linking them to specific stakeholders, ...
2.5 - Thermal City: Comprehensive Guide to the Heating and Cooling of Urban Areas
Direct heat uses in the residential and the different productive sectors amounted to around 50,000 TWh of primary energy in 2014 (IEA, 2016), which corresponded to around 30% of the global energy consumption. A reliable ...
What works for consumer engagement in energy transition: experimenting a behavioral-sociological approach
(Patrick Sumpf, Christian Büscher, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 2018)
Le politiche energetiche e climatiche dell’Alto Adige nello scenario europeo
Issues in the area of climate change and in the energy sector are closely related and of great relevance. Policymakers, be they at a local or at an international level, are invited to develop intersectoral strategies that ...
Advanced shading control strategy for shopping malls: a case study in Spain
The management of solar radiation access inside buildings with large glazed façade requires considerable attention when energy saving and interior comfort has to be provided. This paper aims to present a control strategy ...
A Framework Process for Regional Variation and Implications for Urban Sustainability
The goal of this investigation is to understand the factors that influence the continuous evolution of cities. We explore the process leading urban settlements of diverse regions to exhibit different urban features that ...