Green Building Technologies is a chapter in a new book titled Cases on Green Energy and Sustainable Development edited by Peter Yang. Cases on Green Energy and Sustainable Development informs and educates students and young professionals about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and sustainable development. A brief introduction to the chapter is outlined below.
Buildings are responsible for 40 per cent of global energy use and produce over a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. These impacts are increasingly being acknowledged and addressed in designs and technologies that reduce the environmental impacts of buildings.
This chapter describes these technologies and shows why they are vital in addressing climate change. A structured approach is also provided that can be used to support decision-making in relation to technology, energy and climate change in built environments.
By combining global implications with technical detail the chapter provides a valuable and balanced guide to green building technologies and their role in a global transformation to a more sustainable future.
Please contact me if you would like further detail on the chapter.