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Energy Sustainability in Built and Urban Environments

  • Emilia Motoasca
  • Avinash Kumar Agarwal
  • Hilde Breesch
  • Places building automation and smart grids in the context of smart and sustainable use of energy

  • Integrates social, economic and environmental challenges with engineering solutions

  • Leading researchers' work on fundamental and applied sustainable energy research


Part of the Energy, Environment, and Sustainability book series (ENENSU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Energy Sustainability Implementation

  3. Energy Sustainability Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. A. T. D. Perera, Silvia Coccolo, Pietro Florio, Vahid M. Nik, Dasaraden Mauree, Jean-Louis Scartezzini
      Pages 93-110
    3. Delphine Ramon, Karen Allacker, Nicole P. M. van Lipzig, Frank De Troyer, Hendrik Wouters
      Pages 111-138
    4. Barbara Wauman, Wout Parys, Hilde Breesch, Dirk Saelens
      Pages 139-164
    5. Diego Arcos-Aviles, Francesc Guinjoan, Julio Pascual, Luis Marroyo, Pablo Sanchis, Rodolfo Gordillo et al.
      Pages 165-199
  4. Energy Sustainability Technologies

About this book


This book covers different aspects of energy sustainability in residential buildings and neighborhoods, starting from the construction and design aspects, and moving on to HVAC systems and lighting, and the applications, harvesting, use and storage of renewable energy. The volume focuses on smart and sustainable use of energy, discussing both the technological advancements and the economic, social and environmental impacts. Novel approaches to recycling of waste and materials in the context of residential buildings are also presented. This volume will be of interest to researchers and policy makers working in the fields of renewable energy, sustainable design and city planning. 


Energy in buildings Smart grids Urban planning Smart cities Affordable housing Sustainable development HVAC systems and lighting Building automation Renewable energy in building design ISEES sustainable energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Emilia Motoasca
    • 1
  • Avinash Kumar Agarwal
    • 2
  • Hilde Breesch
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringKU Leuven (Catholic University Leuven)GhentBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringKU Leuven (Catholic University Leuven)GhentBelgium

About the editors

Teodora-Emilia Motoasca (PhD) is an Assistant Professor at Electrical Engineering (ESAT) TC, KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven), Belgium. She has previously worked as an Assistant Professor and Post Doc in KU Leuven and Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, respectively. Her research interests are in the design of electric/hydraulic drive trains, electric motors and other types of actuators; assistive devices and energy efficient design. She has authored more than  34 research papers and holds 1 patent. 

Avinash K Agarwal (PhD) is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. His areas of interest are IC engines, combustion, alternative fuels, conventional fuels, optical diagnostics, laser ignition, HCCI, emission and particulate control, and large bore engines. He has published 24 books and 230+ international journal and conference papers. Prof. Agarwal is a Fellow of SAE (2012), ASME (2013), ISEES (2015) and INAE (2015). He received several awards such as Prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award-2016 in Engineering Sciences, Rajib Goyal prize-2015, NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award-2012; INAE Silver Jubilee Young Engineer Award-2012; SAE International’s Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award-2008; INSA Young Scientist Award-2007; UICT Young Scientist Award-2007; INAE Young Engineer Award-2005.

Hilde Breesch (PhD) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, KU Leuven and Head of Construction Technology Cluster at Technology campuses Ghent/ Aalst. Her research expertise is in Energy performance and indoor climate; interaction building and HVAC systems; commissioning and monitoring for sustainable building construction, and has previously with KAHO Sint-Lieven, Ghent University and Technum NV in Belgium.

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