Green Buildings to Approach Sustainable Buildings by Integrating Wind and Solar Systems with Smart Technologies

  • Abdul Salam DarwishEmail author
Part of the Innovative Renewable Energy book series (INREE)


In order to support reducing the climate change associated impacts on the environment and provide comfortable healthy life, present and future aims are to focus on sustainable buildings. For this purpose, efforts are to be put toward changing the existing and new buildings to green building and use this pathway to approach the sustainable building. The key success factors behind this are resources conservation, cost efficiency, and design for human adaptation. Strategies to achieve these objectives would have to be directed toward energy, materials, water, and land conservations. In addition, the zero-energy concept must be put as the best way to sustainable energy resources. In this study, it is aimed to clarify the heart of sustainability in green building design implementations. The process for achievement would well be followed when attentions are drawn to the sustainable energy performances of the green buildings and highlighting the main affecting parameters based on modern successful practices where the sustainable development reflects on the green buildings design requirements enhanced with best renewable technologies with modern smart systems. This study discusses and proposes solutions to the main barriers of this development and by developing a combined system for clean energy resources and water reserve. The study is highly recommending the implication of the latest renewable energy systems integrated or augmented to existing or newly built building by following the framework model developed by this study, with emphasis to the use of smart technology to control and support the whole process.


Sustainable building Green buildings Building-integrated solar and wind Smart technology in buildings 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Civil EngineeringUniversity of BoltonBoltonUK

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