Smart Buildings: Advanced Materials And Nanotechnology To Improve Energy-efficiency And Environmental Performance by Marco CasiniSmart Buildings: Advanced Materials And Nanotechnology To Improve Energy-efficiency And Environmental Performance by Marco Casini

Smart Buildings: Advanced Materials And Nanotechnology To Improve Energy-efficiency And…

byMarco Casini

Hardcover | July 1, 2016

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Smart Buildings: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology to Improve Energy Efficiency and Environmental Performancepresents a thorough analysis of the latest advancements in construction materials and building design that are applied to maximize building efficiency in both new and existing buildings.

After a brief introduction on the issues concerning the design process in the third millennium, Part One examines the differences between Zero Energy, Green, and Smart Buildings, with particular emphasis placed on the issue of smart buildings and smart housing, mainly the envelope and how to make it more adaptive with the new possibilities offered by nanotechnology and smart materials.

Part Two focuses on the last generation of solutions for smart thermal insulation. Based on the results of extensive research into more innovative insulation materials, chapters discuss achievements in nanotechnology, bio-ecological, and phase-change materials. The technical characteristics, performance level, and methods of use for each are described in detail, as are the achievements in the field of green walls and their use as a solution for upgrading the energy efficiency and environmental performance of existing buildings.

Finally, Part Three reviews current research on smart windows, with the assumption that transparent surfaces represent the most critical element in the energy balance of the building. Chapters provide an extensive review on the technical features of transparent closures that are currently on the market or under development, from so-called dynamic glazing to bio-adaptive and photovoltaic glazing. The aesthetic potential and performance limits are also be discussed.



  • Presents valuable definitions that are given to explain the characteristics, requirements, and differences between zero energy , green and smart buildings
  • Contains particular focus on the next generation of construction materials and the most advanced products currently entering the market
  • Lists both the advantages and disadvantages to help the reader choose the most suitable solution
  • Takes into consideration both design and materials aspects
  • Promotes the existence of new advanced materials providing technical information to encourage further use and reduce costs compared to more traditional materials

About The Author

Marco Casini has been a Professor of Architecture Technology and of Environmental Certification of Buildings at Sapienza University of Rome since 2002. He is Scientific Director of the Editorial Board of the Journal "Ponte" and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, David Publishing, NY. H...
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Title:Smart Buildings: Advanced Materials And Nanotechnology To Improve Energy-efficiency And…Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 1, 2016Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0081009720

ISBN - 13:9780081009727

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I SMART BUILDINGS 1. Designing the third Millennium's buildings 2. Advanced materials for architecture

Part II SMART INSULATION 3. Building Insulating materials 4. Advanced insulating materials 5. Phase Change Materials (PCMs) 6. Advanced building skin

Part III SMART WINDOWS 7. Advanced Insulation Glazing 8. Light and solar control glazing and systems 9. Dynamic glazing 10. Energy generating glazing