Japanese Strategies for Global Warming Issues and Energy Conservation in Buildings

  • Yuzo Sakamoto
Part of the cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 1)


Global warming, which was called climate change in Chapter 10, is caused by anthropogenic actions. Gases causing global warming are called green house gases (GHG), and the most significant GHG is carbon dioxide (CO2). In fact, enormous amounts of CO2 have been emitted since the 19th century from the activities of human beings, for instance, industry, transportation and the utilization of buildings. Most scientists believe that the increase of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere causes global warming and that global warming and climate change will bring human beings many disasters and widespread damage, as was shown in Chapter 10. These problems are called “Global Warming Issues.”


Energy Conservation Heat Pump Total Heat Loss Solar Heat Gain Combustion Boiler 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuzo Sakamoto
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  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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