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Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies for Building and Environmental Applications

Options for a Greener Future

  • Mardiana Idayu Ahmad
  • Mazran Ismail
  • Saffa Riffat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Noor Hana Hanif Abu Bakar, Wei Leng Tan
    Pages 25-49
  3. Mazran Ismail, Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman
    Pages 69-85
  4. Karam M. Al-Obaidi, Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman
    Pages 117-136
  5. Widad Fadhullah, Muhammad Izzuddin Syakir
    Pages 137-150
  6. Nooriati Taib, Aldrin Abdullah
    Pages 151-165
  7. Yih Chia Tan, Mazran Ismail, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad
    Pages 167-174
  8. Rokiah Hashim, Wan Noor Aidawati Wan Nadhari, Othman Sulaiman
    Pages 175-186
  9. Muna Hanim Abdul Samad, Hafedh Abed Yahya
    Pages 187-204
  10. Jeremiah David Bala, Japareng Lalung, Adel A. S. Al-Gheethi, Ismail Norli
    Pages 205-225
  11. Husnul Azan Tajarudin, Mohd Redzwan Tamat, Mohd Firdaus Othman, Noor Aziah Serri, Nastain Qamarul Zaman
    Pages 227-249
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 251-252

About this book


This diverse resource on renewable energy and sustainable technologies highlights the status, state of the art, challenges, advancements and options in areas such as energy recovery systems, turbine ventilators, green composites, biofuels and bio-resources for energy production, wind energy, integrated energy-efficient systems, thermal energy storage, natural ventilation & day-lighting systems, and low carbon technologies for building and environmental applications. It is designed to serve as a reference book for students, researchers, manufacturers and professionals working in these fields.  The editors have gathered articles from world-leading experts that clearly illustrate key areas in renewable energy and sustainability. The distinct role of these technologies in future endeavors is stressed by taking into account the opportunities to contribute with new approaches, methods and directions for building and environmental applications. The in-depth discussion presented in this book will give readers a clear understanding of every important aspect of each technology’s applications, optimum configuration, modifications, limitations and their possible improvements.


Biomass for energy Building integrated photovoltaics Carbon dioxide emissions abatement Energy life cycle analysis Energy-efficient Buildings Green Building Materials Renewable Energy Sustainable Development Sustainable Technologies Wind Turbines

Editors and affiliations

  • Mardiana Idayu Ahmad
    • 1
  • Mazran Ismail
    • 2
  • Saffa Riffat
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Industrial TechnologyUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPulau PinangMalaysia
  2. 2.Universiti Sains MalaysiaPulau PinangMalaysia
  3. 3.Institute of Building TechnologyUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Dr. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad is Senior Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Technology within the School of Industrial Technology at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Penang, Malaysia. Dr. Ahmad earned her Ph.D in Sustainable Energy Technologies from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. She is a member of Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) UK and a member of World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET).She has significant experience in the field of environmental management, risk assessment as well as renewable and sustainable energy technologies, particularly in energy recovery technology, solar photovoltaic, desiccant dehumidification and integrated building design/system. She has published over 50 articles in internationally respected resources, including research and popular books, conference proceedings and scientific journals. Her primary research interests include: renewable & sustainable energy technologies, integrated building technologies, HVAC & desiccant dehumidification, IAQ and building ventilation, environmental management, and hazardous chemicals & risk assessment.

Dr. Mazran Ismail is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the School of Housing, Building and Planning,Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia.He received his PhD in Architecture from USM, with a focus in Energy Efficient Design. His main research interests are climate responsive architecture, low energy ventilation technologies and thermal comfort studies in tropical building.

Dr. Saffa Riffat, BSc DSc MSc DPhil CEng FIMechE FCIBSE FInstE, holds the post of Chair in Sustainable Energy Technology; Head of the Institute of Sustainable Energy Technology and Head of the Institute of Building Technology at the University of Nottingham. He has a wide range of experience of renewable energy, sustainable buildings, refrigeration, heat transfer, heat pumps, ventilation and air quality. He has obtained grants in excess of £17 million from the EPSRC, EU and industry and published over 350 refereed papers on HVAC systems. Professor Riffat has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) from the University of Oxford for his research contribution in the field of heat pumps and ventilation technology. He is named as the inventor on 20 International Patents. Professor Riffat is a member of the EPSRC College of Peers as well as the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering, the Journal of Green Energy, Renewable Energy and Ambient Energy and the International Journal in Architectural Engineering and Design Management.Professor Riffat has been awarded honorary Professorships by Chongqing University and Dalian University, China for his research achievements. He is a  Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, Fellow of the Energy Institute and Fellow of World Innovation Foundation. He has also been awarded the Community Award for Exceptional Individual, the Euro Solar Award and the CIBSE Baker Silver Medal. Professor Riffat is also a member of the Advisory Boards of several companies including Baxi Group Limited, David Wilson Homes Limited and Premas International Limited. Professor Riffat has acted as the chairman of several conferences including the Sustainable Energy Technologies 1&2 and the Energy Conversion & Application Conference 2000. He has given numerous keynote papers and chaired sessions at International Conferences including Heat Powered Cycles Conference, CIBSE Conferences, Sustainable Construction Forums, COGEN Conference and World Renewable Energy Congresses.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies for Building and Environmental Applications
  • Book Subtitle Options for a Greener Future
  • Editors Mardiana Idayu Ahmad
    Mazran Ismail
    Saffa Riffat
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-31838-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81133-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-31840-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 252
  • Number of Illustrations 36 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Renewable and Green Energy
    Sustainable Development
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