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Sustainable High Rise Buildings in Urban Zones

Advantages, Challenges, and Global Case Studies

  • Ali Sayigh
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About this book

Introduction

This unique reference gathers numerous new studies examining specific, prominent high-rise buildings around the world.  Each nuanced study included undertakes the following pivotal considerations: environmental impacts; safety & social acceptability; energy consumption and comfort; planning contexts within the urban zone; physical footprint and size; services and risks; and a careful assessment of advantages and challenges. Architects and engineers exploring and optimizing sustainable building practices, energy managers, municipal and private project planners, as well as students will find edification and inspiration in the analysis provided by esteemed practitioners and professors within this fascinating volume.

Keywords

Deisgn for Comfort Energy Consumption in Buildings Energy Efficiency in Buildings Green Building Materials Green Buildings High Rise Bulidings Sustainable Architecture Sustainable Building Sustainable Development Urban Design

Editors and affiliations

  • Ali Sayigh
    • 1
  1. 1.BrightonUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Dr. Ali Sayigh is Chairman and Founder of the World Renewable Energy Congress and Council; Director General of World Renewable Energy Network (WREN); Chairman and Founder of the Arab Solar Energy Society; and Past Chairman of the UK Solar Energy Society. Dr. Sayigh was recently elected to chair the Iraqi Energy Institute, and he actively consults on renewable and sustainable energy issues for a number of international organizations, including UNESCO, ISESCO, UNDP, ESCWA, & UNIDO. Dr. Sayigh was Director of Solar Seminars at ICTP Trieste, Italy from 1977-1995; Professor of Solar Energy at King Saud, Kuwait, and Reading Universities from 1969 to 1994, and Professor of Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire from 1994 to 2004. He was the founding expert in Renewable Energy at AOPEC. He is Fellow of the Institute of Energy; Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers; and Chartered Engineer. He has published more than 400 papers and has contributed to and edited more than 30 books. He has been Editor and Editor in Chief of several international journals including Renewable Energy and the International Journal of Environmental Sciences and Technology and Editor-in-Chief of the Major Reference Work, Comprehensive Renewable Energy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sustainable High Rise Buildings in Urban Zones
  • Book Subtitle Advantages, Challenges, and Global Case Studies
  • Editors Ali Sayigh
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17756-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-17755-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79239-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-17756-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 248
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 156 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Energy Efficiency
    Civil Engineering
    Sustainable Development
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