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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 ...
Open source tool for a better design of BIPV + battery system: an applied example
In this paper a case study is examined with an innovative open source tool for designing cost effective BIPV+ battery systems. The aim is to bring awareness of the economic profitability and visual impact of a BIPV system ...
Hybrid systems for renewable heating and cooling
(Woodhead Publishing, 2015)
In the following chapter an overview is given on hybrid heating and cooling systems. In this chapter the meaning of hybrid systems is explained and how the limitations of single renewable energy technologies can be overcome ...
CFD and ray tracing to evaluate the thermal performance of Complex Fenestration Systems
Complex Fenestration Systems (CFS) can have optical and thermal behaviours dependent from the solar rays’ properties and from the air cavity type. The current most detailed calculation methods rely upon the ISO 15099 ...