Start-up Creation: The Smart Eco-efficient Built Environment by Fernando Pacheco-torgalStart-up Creation: The Smart Eco-efficient Built Environment by Fernando Pacheco-torgal

Start-up Creation: The Smart Eco-efficient Built Environment

byFernando Pacheco-torgalEditorErik Stavnsager Rasmussen, Claes G. Granqvist

Hardcover | June 1, 2016

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Start-Up Creation: The Smart Eco-efficient Built Environmentprovides a state-of-the-art review on high-technology applications and explains how these can be applied to improve the eco-efficiency of the built environment. Divided into four main parts, the book explains the key factors behind successful startup companies that grow from university research, including the development of a business plan, the importance of intellectual property, necessary entrepreneurial skills, and innovative thinking.

Part Two presents the latest research findings on nano and bio-based technologies and their application and use to the energy efficiency of the built environment. Part Three focuses on the use of genetic algorithms, Big Data, and the Internet of Things applications. Finally, the book ends with an entire section dedicated to App development using selected case studies that illustrate their application and use for monitoring building energy-efficiency.



  • Presents a definitive guide for startups that arise from college and university research, and how the application of advanced technologies can be applied to the built environment
  • Includes case studies on new advanced technologies and apps development
  • Links startup creation to the eco-efficient built environment through software applications
Fernando Pacheco-Torgal is a Senior Researcher in the C-TAC Research Centre at the University of Minho, Portugal. He has authored almost 300 publications, including 96 in ISI Web of Science-WoS and 92 on Scopus. Having received 798 citations in WoS (h-index=15) and 1125 citations on Scopus (h-index=18). He has a SCI Platinum h=30 the h...
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Title:Start-up Creation: The Smart Eco-efficient Built EnvironmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:508 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 1, 2016Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0081005466

ISBN - 13:9780081005460

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to start-up creation for the smart eco-efficient built environment

Part One: Business plans, Start-up Financing, Marketing, Creativity and Intellectual Property Marketing

2. Business plan basics for engineers

3. Lean start-up: Making start-up more successful

4. Start-up financing

5. Marketing for start-ups

6. A Minimalist Model for Measuring Entrepreneurial Creativity in Eco-systems

7. Intellectual property

Part Two: Nano and Biotechnologies for Eco-efficient Buildings

8. Nano-based thermal insulators for building energy efficiency

9. Nano-based thermal storage technologies for building energy efficiency

10. Nano-based chromogenic technologies for building energy efficiency

11. Façade integrated photobioreactors for energy efficiency

12. Biotechnologies for improving indoor air quality

13. Bioplastics for building façades

Part 3: Algorithms, Big Data and IoT for Eco-efficient and Smart Buildings

14. Development of algorithms for building retrofit

15. The use of algorithms for light control

16. Big data and cloud computing for building energy efficiency

17. Intelligent decision support systems and the internet of things for the smart built environment

18. App programming and its use in smart buildings

19. Apps for smart buildings: a case study on building security