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Handbook of Integrated and Sustainable Buildings Equipment and Systems, Volume I: Energy Systems

Editor
Jorge E. Gonzalez
Jorge E. Gonzalez
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Moncef Krarti
Moncef Krarti
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ISBN:
9780791861271
No. of Pages:
520
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2017

Dense urban environments are exposed to the combined effects of rising global temperatures and urban heat islands, a thermal gradient between the urban centers and the less urbanized surroundings suburbs. This combination results in increasing energy demands in cities, associated mostly to air conditioning, to maintain indoor human comfort conditions. Cities are becoming denser as population from rural areas is migrating towards urban centers worldwide. Given the anticipated increased of energy demands from cities in the future, it is imperative to develop new methodologies to quantify energy demands from buildings in very dense urban environments.

10.1
Chapter Summary
10.2
Introduction
10.3
Case Study Sites
10.4
Description of the Summer 2010 Heat Wave Event
10.5
Methodology for Case Study
10.6
Results and Discussion
10.7
Conclusions and Future Work
Acknowledgments
Nomenclature
References
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