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Green Buildings and Sustainable Engineering

Proceedings of GBSE 2018

  • Harald Drück
  • Radhakrishna G. Pillai
  • Manoj G Tharian
  • Aysha Zeneeb Majeed
  • Covers advances in emerging areas of green buildings and sustainable engineering

  • Includes contributions from leading experts, including green building advocates, policy-makers, architects, and academicians from around the globe

  • Discusses new theories and applications in the field

Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Smart and Sustainable Energy Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M Geo James, Subin Suresh, Nikil Thomas Abraham
      Pages 39-47
    3. Ruby Maria Syriac, A. B. Bhasi
      Pages 49-59
    4. Anjan Karmakar, Agnimitra Biswas, Jibin T. Philip, Basil Kuriachen
      Pages 73-79
    5. Monika Agrawal, Bharat Kumar Saxena, K. V. S. Rao
      Pages 81-92
    6. Albin Joy, Amaljith, P. V. Afzal, T. Krishnadath, N. Nirmal, Sam Biju et al.
      Pages 105-111
    7. Joel George, P. Arun, C. Muraleedharan
      Pages 113-123
    8. Bony John, Rony N Thomas, James Varghese
      Pages 125-134
  3. Green Buildings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Ashwin Alias, R. Abhijith, Vineetha Thankachan
      Pages 145-149
    3. Yogita Sharma, Bharat Kumar Saxena, K. V. S. Rao
      Pages 167-178
    4. Maria Michael, Vishnu Sankar, Akshaya Paul, Anu Joy, V. J. Fainusa, C. Irine Raju
      Pages 179-187
    5. Nassif Nazeer Thaickavil, Job Thomas
      Pages 189-201

About these proceedings


This book comprises the proceedings of the International Conference on Green Buildings and Sustainable Engineering (GBSE 2018), which focused on the theme “Transforming our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration towards a Smart and Sustainable Future”. The papers included address all aspects of green buildings and sustainability practices in civil engineering, and offer a valuable reference resource for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.



GBSE 2018 Green Building Sustainable Engineering Smart Energy Systems Green Manufacturing & Materials Nanotechnology for Environmental Remediation and Protection Sustainable Energy Technologies Energy Storage Technology and Materials Recycling and Waste Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Harald Drück
    • 1
  • Radhakrishna G. Pillai
    • 2
  • Manoj G Tharian
    • 3
  • Aysha Zeneeb Majeed
    • 4
  1. 1.Research and Testing Centre for Thermal Solar Systems (TZS), Institute of Thermodynamics and Thermal EngineeringUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringRajagiri School of Engineering and TechnologyKochiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Civil EngineeringRajagiri School of Engineering and TechnologyKochiIndia

About the editors

Dr.-Ing. Harald Drück is a Mechanical Engineer who has been working at the Institute for Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering (ITW), University of Stuttgart for more than 20 years. Since 1999 he has been the Head of the Research and Testing Centre for Solar Thermal Systems (TZS). His main research interests lie in the field of solar thermal technology, focusing on advanced heating and cooling systems, thermal energy storage and the development of performance testing methods as well as energy efficient solar buildings. Harald Drück has authored or co-authored around 300 publications in the field of solar thermal energy and heat storage. He is convenor of several German and European working groups related to the standardisation and testing of solar thermal systems and components, such as the Solar Keymark Network, the Global Solar Certification Network and the Solar Certification Fund. He acts as an advisor to several high-level international organisations, is chairman or member of the scientific board of several conferences and workshops and teaches a highly successful postgraduate course on solar thermal energy at the University of Stuttgart. Furthermore he was one of the initiators of the German and European Solar Thermal Technology Platforms and is currently a member of the steering committees of both platforms. In addition to his activities at the University, he is the Director of SWT – Solar- und Wärmetechnik Stuttgart. SWT is a spin-off company of ITW and is a service provider in the field of solar thermal energy.

Dr Radhakrishna G. Pillai is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. After completing his MS and PhD in Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Oregon State University’s School of Civil and Construction Engineering, before joining IIT Madras. His research interests include the repair and rehabilitation of concrete structures, monitoring and prevention of corrosion and development of methods to test for corrosion. He has published numerous research papers in international journals and conferences, co-authored research reports and served as an editor for a number of conference proceedings.

Dr. Manoj G Tharian is working as Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology (RSET). He completed his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering at the Government Engineering College, Trichur in 1995. He worked as Project Associate in the Ocean Engineering Department, IIT Madras for a short period, before completing his postgraduate diploma in Marine Engineering at the Marine Engineering Research Institute, Mumbai in 1997. He has six years of experience as a marine engineer and worked with Chevron Shipping Company, San Francisco and Anglo Eastern Ship Management, Hong Kong in the capacities of Junior Engineer, 3rd Assistant Engineer and 2nd Assistant Engineer on merchant ships from 1997 to 2003. In addition he has fourteen years of teaching experience. He completed his Masters Degree in Computer Aided Structural Analysis and Design and Ph.D. at the Department of Ship Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology. He has also taught classes for postgraduate students at the university.

Dr. Aysha Zeneeb Majeed is currently Associate Professor at RSET where she has been working since 2005. She has been in the field of teaching since 2003 and worked as a structural design consultant for two years prior to teaching. Ms. Zeneeb obtained her B.Tech. (Civil Engineering) from REC Calicut in 1999, with a proficiency award in academics and obtained her M.Tech. degree (Construction Engineering & Management) from CUSAT in 2009. She completed her Ph.D. (Structural Engineering) at IIT Madras.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Green Buildings and Sustainable Engineering
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of GBSE 2018
  • Editors Harald Drück
    Radhakrishna G. Pillai
    Manoj G Tharian
    Aysha Zeneeb Majeed
  • Series Title Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-1201-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4582-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-1202-1
  • Series ISSN 2363-7633
  • Series E-ISSN 2363-7641
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 475
  • Number of Illustrations 81 b/w illustrations, 174 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sustainable Architecture/Green Buildings
    Building Construction and Design
    Sustainable Development
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