Theory and Applications in the Built Environment

  • Masanori Shukuya

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Masanori Shukuya
    Pages 1-15
  3. Masanori Shukuya
    Pages 49-144
  4. Masanori Shukuya
    Pages 145-229
  5. Masanori Shukuya
    Pages 231-364
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 365-365

About this book


Many people, professionals and non-professionals alike, recognize that it is of critical importance to solve global energy and environmental issues. For this purpose, it is essential to have a scientific understanding of what is meant by the “energy” issue and the “environmental” issue. The concept of “exergy” is a scientific concept that exactly fits.

The concept of ‘energy’ is a scientifically-well established concept, namely ‘to be conserved’. Then the question is: what is really consumed? Exergy: Theory and Applications in the Built Environment  is dedicated to answer this fundamental question by discussing the theory of “exergy” and by demonstrating its use extensively to describe a variety of systems in particular for built-environmental conditioning. Our immediate environmental space works within the flow of energy and matter in an “exergy-entropy” process, and the built environment can be designed with these energy and environmental issues in mind.

Exergy: Theory and Applications in the Built Environment introduces readers who are not familiar with thermodynamics to the concept of exergy with a variety of discussions on the built-environmental space such as heating, cooling, lighting, and others. Readers, including students, researchers, planners, architects and engineers, will obtain a better picture of a sustainable built environment.


Building Science Built Environment Exergy Applications Heat Transfer Low Energy Building Design

Authors and affiliations

  • Masanori Shukuya
    • 1
  1. 1.YokohamaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4572-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4573-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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