Energy Buildings and Urban Environment

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Abstract

Energy and climate are inextricably linked at scales ranging from individual building to global. At the building scale, energy consumption consists of a base load and a space conditioning load that depend on weather conditions. Energy consumed in buildings is ultimately converted to waste heat. Anthropogenic heat released from buildings affects the urban climate system and produces a feedback on building energy consumption for space conditioning - positive feedback in summer, negative feedback in winter. These interconnections further interact with climate and the growing stresses on our available supplies of energy. This chapter studies these interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClimate Vulnerability
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages167-182
Number of pages16
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9780123847041
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anthropogenic heat
  • Building codes
  • Building energy use
  • Energy and climate
  • Energy codes
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy policy
  • Energy resources
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban environment
  • Urban heat island
  • Urban planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Sailor, D. J. (2013). Energy Buildings and Urban Environment. In Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources (Vol. 3, pp. 167-182). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-384703-4.00321-X