Buildings : Climate Change

Guan, Lisa & Chen, Guangnan (2013) Buildings : Climate Change. In Encyclopedia of Environmental Management. Taylor & Francis Group.

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Abstract

The cycling interaction between climate change and buildings is of dynamic nature. On one hand, buildings have contributed significantly to the process of human‐induced climate change. On the other hand, climate change is also expected to impact on many aspects of buildings, including building design, construction, and operation. In this entry, these two aspects of knowledge are reviewed. The potential strategies of building design and operation to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from buildings and to prepare the buildings to withstand a range of possible climate change scenarios are also discussed.

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ID Code: 65654
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: climate change, buildings, building performance, building design, building operation
ISBN: 1439829276
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2014 00:54
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014 21:23

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