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Generating Power at High Efficiency: Combined Cycle Technology for Sustainable Energy Production (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy)

Combined cycle technology is used to generate power at one of the highest levels of efficiency of conventional power plants. It does this through primary generation from a gas turbine coupled with secondary generation from a steam turbine powered by … Continue reading

26. September 2017 by Ben S
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Energy Use in Global Food Production: Considerations for Sustainable Food Security in the 21st Century (SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition)

​This Brief examines the sustainability of energy use in global food production and processing. The nexus between food, water, and energy are explored against a background of climate change. Current efforts to reduce the energy intensity of food and increase … Continue reading

11. September 2017 by Ben S
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Policies and Programs for Sustainable Energy Innovations: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management)

This volume features research and case studies across a variety of industries to showcase technological innovations and policy initiatives designed to promote renewable energy and sustainable economic development. The first section focuses on policies for the adoption of renewable energy … Continue reading

15. May 2017 by Ben S
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Energy-Efficient HVAC Design: An Essential Guide for Sustainable Building

This book provides readers with essential knowledge enabling the successful design of today’s new energy efficient HVAC systems. The author introduces important concepts such as Knowledge Categorization, Performance Based Design Standards, and Quantification of Uncertainty in Energy Modeling for Buildings. … Continue reading

26. March 2017 by Ben S
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Energy Efficiency in Strategy of Sustainable Production (Applied Mechanics and Materials)

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17. February 2017 by Ben S
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Policies and Programs for Sustainable Energy Innovations: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management)

This volume features research and case studies across a variety of industries to showcase technological innovations and policy initiatives designed to promote renewable energy and sustainable economic development. The first section focuses on policies for the adoption of renewable energy … Continue reading

27. November 2016 by Ben S
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Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction (Builder’s Guide)

Green construction is the building trend of the decade. In direct response to the growing demand for sustainable, healthy, and energy-efficient homes, David Johnston and Scott Gibson present the most forward-thinking theories and the best proven methods of new and … Continue reading

23. November 2016 by Ben S
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Energy and Resource Efficiency in Aluminium Die Casting (Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Managemen)

This monograph provides a field-proven approach to analyze industrial production with a cross-company scope as well as regarding all hierarchical system levels of manufacturing enterprises. The book exemplifies this approach in the context of aluminum die casting, and presents a … Continue reading

08. November 2016 by Ben S
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An Ecosystem Approach to Sustainable Agriculture: Energy Use Efficiency in the American South (Environmental Challenges and Solutions)

Modern industrial agriculture is not sustainable because of its heavy reliance on petroleum, a non-renewable source of the energy used in farming, and because of pollution caused by petroleum products such as fertilizers and pesticides. A systems analysis of farming … Continue reading

31. October 2016 by Ben S
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Efficiency of Manufacturing Processes: Energy and Ecological Perspectives (Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management)

This monograph presents a reliable methodology for characterising the energy and eco-efficiency of unit manufacturing processes. The Specific Energy Consumption, SEC, will be identified as the key indicator for the energy efficiency of unit processes. An empirical approach will be validated … Continue reading

22. October 2016 by Ben S
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The Efficiency Trap: Finding a Better Way to Achieve a Sustainable Energy Future

One of the key tenets of the environmental movement is the need for greater efficiency in our use of dwindling natural resources, especially coal, natural gas, and oil. If our products are designed to be more energy efficient, so the … Continue reading

07. June 2016 by Ben S
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Energy and Resource Efficiency in Aluminium Die Casting (Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management)

This monograph provides a field-proven approach to analyze industrial production with a cross-company scope as well as regarding all hierarchical system levels of manufacturing enterprises. The book exemplifies this approach in the context of aluminum die casting, and presents a … Continue reading

04. June 2016 by Ben S
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Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air

Addressing the sustainable energy crisis in an objective manner, this enlightening book analyzes the relevant numbers and organizes a plan for change on both a personal level and an international scale—for Europe, the United States, and the world. In case study … Continue reading

10. May 2016 by Ben S
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Navigating Green Construction and Energy Initiatives: Government Officials on Responding to LEED Standards, Promoting Sustainable Building Practices, and Improving Energy Efficiency (Inside the Minds)

Navigating Green Construction and Energy Initiatives is an authoritative, insider’s perspective on the strategic thinking behind implementing more sustainable building and energy practices throughout the United States. Featuring state and municipal environmental and energy directors from across the country, this … Continue reading

14. April 2016 by Ben S
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Materials and Technologies in Construction With Reference to Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development (Key Engineering Materials)

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04. March 2016 by Ben S
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Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

Sustainable environmental control through building design Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the industry standard text on environmental control systems with the emphasis on sustainable design. By detailing the many factors that contribute to the comfort in a building, this book … Continue reading

11. February 2016 by Ben S
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Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption: The Rebound Effect (Energy, Climate and the Environment)

This book challenges conventional wisdom by showing how, in some circumstances, improved energy efficiency may increase energy consumption. Relying upon energy efficiency to reduce carbon emissions could therefore be misguided. This book explores the broader implications for climate change and … Continue reading

08. January 2016 by Ben S
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