Smart Energy Control Systems for Sustainable Buildings

  • John Littlewood
  • Catalina Spataru
  • Robert J. Howlett
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
Conference proceedings

Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 67)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Salvatore Carlucci, Francesco Causone, Lorenzo Pagliano, Marco Pietrobon
    Pages 1-35
  3. Antonio Gagliano, Maurizio Detommaso, Francesco Nocera
    Pages 37-59
  4. Magdalena Baborska-Narozny, Fionn Stevenson, Paul Chatterton
    Pages 61-87
  5. James Pittam, Paul D. O’Sullivan, Garrett O’Sullivan
    Pages 89-115
  6. Filipe Rodrigues, Carlos Cardeira, J. M. F. Calado
    Pages 173-197
  7. Jorn K. Gruber, Milan Prodanovic
    Pages 225-243
  8. Gráinne McGill, Tim Sharpe, Lukumon Oyedele, Greg Keeffe, Keith McAllister
    Pages 245-268

About these proceedings


There is widespread interest in the way that smart energy control systems, such as assessment and monitoring techniques for low carbon, nearly-zero energy and net positive buildings can contribute to a Sustainable future, for current and future generations. 

There is a turning point on the horizon for the supply of energy from finite resources such as natural gas and oil become less reliable in economic terms and extraction become more challenging, and more unacceptable socially, such as adverse public reaction to ‘fracking’. Thus, in 2016 these challenges are having a major influence on the design, optimisation, performance measurements, operation and preservation of: buildings, neighbourhoods, cities, regions, countries and continents. The source and nature of energy, the security of supply and the equity of distribution, the environmental impact of its supply and utilization, are all crucial matters to be addressed by suppliers, consumers, governments, industry, academia, and financial institutions.

This book entitled ‘Smart Energy Control Systems for Sustainable Buildings’ contains eleven chapters written by international experts based on enhanced conference papers presented at the Sustainability and Energy in Buildings International conference series.

This book will be of interest to University staff and students; and also industry practioners.


Building Habitants Building Performance Climate Change Mitigation Ecological Buildings Energy Efficiency Energy Systems Intelligent Systems Low Carbon Technology Monitoring and Mitigating SEB’14 Smart Sustainable Energy Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • John Littlewood
    • 1
  • Catalina Spataru
    • 2
  • Robert J. Howlett
    • 3
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
    • 4
  1. 1.Cardiff School of Art & Design, The Ecological Built Environment group (EBERE)Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityCardiffUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Bartlett School Env, Energy & ResouUniversity College London Bartlett School Env, Energy & ResouLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.KES InternationalShoreham-by-SeaUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.School of Electrical and Information EngineeringUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52074-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52076-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-3018
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-3026
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