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Global Warming : Impact on Building Design and Performance

Guan, Lisa (2009) Global Warming : Impact on Building Design and Performance. In Capehart, B (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology. Taylor & Francis , London, pp. 1-6.

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    Abstract

    Global warming is entailing new climatic conditions for the built environment. Such a warming climate will affect both the performance of existing building stock and the design of new buildings. In this article, the knowledge of global warming and climate change is first introduced. The cycling interaction between global warming and buildings is then presented. The impact of global warming on building energy use and thermal performance is also assessed. Finally, the potential mitigation and adaptation strategies to the global warming are discussed.

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    ID Code: 49325
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: global warming, climate change, building performance, building design
    ISBN: 0-8493-3653
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300)
    Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis.
    Deposited On: 23 Mar 2012 12:04
    Last Modified: 03 Apr 2012 01:36

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