Sustainability in Energy and Buildings

Proceedings of the International Conference in Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB’09)

  • Robert J. Howlett
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
  • Shaun H. Lee
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Session A : Smart Sustainable Systems

    1. Jianping Xiang, Simon Watson, Yongqian Liu
      Pages 1-8
    2. Wim Zeiler, Rinus van Houten, Gert Boxem
      Pages 9-17
    3. Xin Lu, Shuang-Hua Yang
      Pages 19-27
    4. Marina V. Sokolova, Antonio Fernández-Caballero
      Pages 29-38
    5. Wim Zeiler, Rinus van Houten, Gert Boxem, Perica Savanovic, Joep van der Velden, Willem Wortel et al.
      Pages 49-58
  3. Session B : Solar and Wind Energy

  4. Session C : Technologies for Sustainable Buildings

    1. Christopher Gross, Jonathan Fovargue, Peter Homer, Tim Mander, Peter Walker, Craig White
      Pages 147-154
    2. Mike Lawrence, Andrew Heath, Pete Walker
      Pages 155-164
    3. Craig Jackson, Fin O’Flaherty, James Pinder
      Pages 175-186
  5. Session D : Clean and Renewable Energy Technology

    1. Souhir Sallem, Maher Chaabene, M. B. A. Kamoun
      Pages 187-197
    2. Ouadie Bennouna, Houcine Chafouk
      Pages 199-207
    3. Giansalvo Cirrincione, Antonino Marvuglia
      Pages 209-217
    4. A. El Hajjaji, M. BenAmmar, J. Bosche, M. Chaabene, A. Rabhi
      Pages 219-228
    5. Quan Yang, Abdel Aitouche, Belkacem Ould Bouamama
      Pages 239-254
  6. Session E : Engineering Intelligence and Energy Technologies

  7. Session F : Building Energy Efficiency and Performance

    1. Wim Zeiler, Gert Boxem
      Pages 305-314
    2. G. Tleukenova, L. Kühl, M. Heuer, N. Fisch, R. Leithner
      Pages 315-324
    3. David Phipps, Rafid Alkhaddar, Roger Morgan, Robert McClelland, Robert Doherty
      Pages 357-368
  8. Session G : Novel Techniques for Energy Efficiency

  9. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This volume represents the proceedings of the First International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB’09, held in the City of Brighton and Hove in the United Kingdom, organised by KES International with the assistance of the World Renewable Energy Congress / Network, and hosted by the University of Brighton.

KES International is a knowledge transfer organisation, which for over a decade has provided high-quality conference events and publishing opportunities for researchers in the area of Knowledge Based and Intelligent information and Engineering Systems. KES International is a community consisting of several thousand research scientists and engineers who participate in KES activities. Now KES is starting to make a contribution in the area of Sustainability and Renewable Energy with this first conference in a series dedicated to renewable energy and its application to domestic and other buildings.

In addition to featuring papers from a range of Renewable Energy and Sustainability related topics, SEB’09 was intended to explore two innovative themes:-
- The application of intelligent sensing, control, optimisation and modelling techniques to sustainability;
- The technology of sustainable buildings.

This volume contains 43 papers selected from a much larger number of submissions after reviews by experts in the field. The papers are grouped in the themes under which they were presented, namely Smart Sustainability, Solar and Wind Energy, Technologies for Sustainable Buildings, Clean and Renewable Energy, Engineering Intelligence and Energy Technologies, Building Energy Efficiency and Performance and Novel Techniques for Energy Efficiency.

We believe these proceedings will form a record of recent research results, useful for engineers, students, professionals, managers and many others working in this leading-edge field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Howlett
    • 1
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
    • 2
  • Shaun H. Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.KES InternationalLondonUK
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Information EngineeringUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.KES InternationalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03453-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03454-1
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