Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction to Green Building Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Salvatore Carlucci, Mohamed Hamdy, Amin Moazami
      Pages 3-34
    3. Luca Finocchiaro, Gabriele Lobaccaro
      Pages 61-91
  3. Solar Energy Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Runsheng Tang, Guihua Li
      Pages 95-144
    3. X. Luo, Xiaoli Ma, Y. F. Xu, Z. K. Feng, W. P. Du, Ruzhu Wang et al.
      Pages 145-194
    4. Y. F. Xu, Ming Li, Y. F. Wang, Ruzhu Wang
      Pages 195-255
    5. Wei Wang, Ming Li
      Pages 257-299
    6. M. M. Xu, H. Li
      Pages 301-323
    7. Xun Ma, Taixiang Zhao
      Pages 325-346
  4. Efficient Heat Pump Energy Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Shuang Jiang
      Pages 349-391
    3. Yao Yu, Gaylord Olson
      Pages 393-472
    4. Shugang Wang
      Pages 521-548
  5. Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power (CCHP) Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 549-549
    2. Ying Li, Xiangqiang Kong
      Pages 551-572
    3. Dong Zhang, Xiangqiang Kong
      Pages 573-654
    4. Jianbo Li, Xiangqiang Kong
      Pages 655-712
    5. Xiangqiang Kong, Ying Li
      Pages 713-751
  6. Efficient Heating and Cooling Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 753-753
    2. Xiuping Zhang, Lei Jia, Junfeng Wu, Rujin Wang, Jiong Li, Yu Zhong
      Pages 755-798
    3. D. Liu, P. K. Li, Xiaoqiang Zhai, Ruzhu Wang, Ming Liu
      Pages 837-884
  7. Energy Storage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 951-951
    2. Yilin Fan, Lingai Luo
      Pages 953-993
    3. Aditya Chauhan, V. V. Tyagi, Sanjeev Anand, A. K. Pandey, Ahmet Sari, F. A. Al-Sulaiman
      Pages 995-1023
    4. Frédéric Kuznik
      Pages 1025-1051
    5. Tao Ma, Lu Shen, Meng Li
      Pages 1079-1107
    6. Y. N. Zhang, Ruzhu Wang, T. X. Li
      Pages 1109-1161
  8. Passive Building Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1163-1163
    2. Xing Jin
      Pages 1165-1201
    3. Alice Xinyan Yang, Jianjian Wei
      Pages 1203-1225
    4. Xiaohong Zheng, Zhenni Shi, Zheqi Xuan, Hua Qian
      Pages 1227-1270
    5. Zhongting Hu, Wei He
      Pages 1271-1309
    6. Xiaojian Xie, Jianjian Wei, Jingxin Huang
      Pages 1311-1346
    7. Xiang Li, Bin Chen
      Pages 1347-1368
  9. Integrated Energy Systems in Green Buildings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1369-1369
    2. Chunyuan Zheng, Gan Yang
      Pages 1449-1484
    3. Chenhao Yang
      Pages 1485-1512
  10. Cases of Energy Systems in Green Buildings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1513-1513
    2. Xiaohong Wang, Pengfei Xu, Ming Liu, Yanping Wang
      Pages 1555-1614

About this book


This handbook provides a comprehensive summary on the energy systems used in green buildings, with a particular focus on solar energy - the most common renewable energy source applied in this field. With the growing concern about environmental protections, the concepts of green building have been widely promoted and implemented in nowadays building designs and constructions. Among all, sustainable energy systems, including energy harvesting, conversion, and storage, is one of most important design factors in green buildings. Unlike traditional energy systems which highly rely on fossil fuel, green buildings utilize renewable energy source or high efficient energy systems, or both, to provide environmental friendly, low carbon waste energy. The most updated concepts, designs, technologies developed and implemented in heat pumps, cooling systems, power systems, and energy storage will be discussed here in details.
This handbook is subdivided into 7-9 main sections to provide an in-depth discussion from foundational principles to practical techniques. In addition, different cases about green energy systems implemented in global will be discussed. The book will be structured easy-to-read, to make it more accessible to graduate students and professionals in diverse scientific and engineering communities, including applied physics, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, material engineering, and chemical engineering.


Efficient heat pump energy systems Energy storage technologies Energy systems in buildings Green buildings reference Heat recovery technologies in buildings Integrated energy systems in green buildings Passive building design Renewable energy systems and backup systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Ruzhu Wang
    • 1
  • Xiaoqiang Zhai
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenies, School of Mechanical EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenies, School of Mechanical EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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