Advances in Building Energy Research by Mat Santamouris

By Mat Santamouris

Advances in construction power examine deals state of the art details at the environmental technological know-how and function of constructions, linking new applied sciences and methodologies with the most recent examine on structures, simulations and criteria. As stringently reviewed as a magazine yet with the breadth of a publication, this annual quantity brings jointly invited contributions from the key foreign specialists on strength potency and environmental caliber of constructions. Spanning a wide variety of technical topics, it is a ''must have'' reference on worldwide advancements within the box, compatible for architects and construction engineers, environmental engineers, execs, scholars, lecturers and researchers in development technology, technical libraries and laboratories.

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80. 2 (2005) uses SRI, rather than solar reflectance, thermal emittance or Energy-Star compliance, to qualify a non-vegetated cool roof (GBC, 2005). 2 requires a cool roof to either: ● cover at least 75 per cent of its surface with products that have a minimum SRI of 78 (low-sloped roofs) or 29 (steep-sloped roofs); ● have at least 50 per cent of its surface covered by vegetation; or ● use a combination of vegetation and high-SRI materials that satisfy a particular formula (GBC, 2005). 9, we recommend that its required SRI be increased to 79 from 78).

Parker et al (1998a) have developed a model to account for the influence of attic temperature upon the delivery efficacy of the distribution system. REFERENCES Akbari, H. (1998) ‘Cool roofs save energy’, ASHRAE Transactions, vol 104, no 1B, pp783–788 Akbari, H. and A. , S. Bretz, H. Taha, D. Kurn and J. , S. Konopacki, D. Parker, B. Wilcox, C. Eley and M. , S. Konopacki and M. , S. Konopacki and D. , M. Pomerantz and H. , R. Levinson and P. , R. Levinson and P. , C. Wray, T. T. Xu and R. , H. Akbari, R.

Steps included reviewing the physics of cool roofs; reviewing measurements of cool-roof energy savings reported in the literature; investigating the market availability of cool roofs; surveying cost premiums (if any) for cool roofs; reviewing roofing material durability; investigating the environmental consequences of cool roofs; and performing hourly simulations of building energy use to estimate the energy and peak-power demand savings potentials of cool roofs (Levinson et al, 2005a). A review of low-sloped roofing technologies indicated that cool options (solarreflective products or coatings) were available for nearly all types of low-sloped roofs, ADVANCES IN BUILDING ENERGY RESEARCH ■ 2008 ■ VOLUME 2 ■ PAGES 1–32 ABER_CH_01 7/11/08 16 10:19 AM Page 16 HASHEM AKBARI AND RONNEN LEVINSON including the three dominant products: built-up roofing, modified bitumen and single-ply membrane.

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