By Mat Santamouris
Advances in construction strength learn bargains cutting-edge details at the environmental technological know-how and function of structures, linking new applied sciences and methodologies with the newest examine on structures, simulations and criteria. As stringently reviewed as a magazine yet with the breadth of a booklet, this annual quantity brings jointly invited contributions from the main overseas specialists on strength potency and environmental caliber of constructions. Spanning a extensive diversity of technical matters, it is a ''must have'' reference on international advancements within the box, compatible for architects and development engineers, environmental engineers, pros, scholars, academics and researchers in construction technological know-how, technical libraries and laboratories.
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30. 80. 2 (Heat Island Effect, Roof). 90; or cover no less than 50 per cent of its surface with vegetation (GBC, 2001). 90; ● cover no less than 50 per cent of its surface covered by vegetation; or ● cover at least 75 per cent of its surface with a combination of these two materials (GBC, 2002). 50. 95. 90. 05) in measuring the thermal emittance of thermally massive materials. 80. 2 (2005) uses SRI, rather than solar reflectance, thermal emittance or Energy-Star compliance, to qualify a non-vegetated cool roof (GBC, 2005).
Due to their accurate shape and highly reflective material, these systems are enclosed between a double-glazing insulating unit. These systems reflect direct sunlight backwards and mainly transmit diffuse radiation. An important advantage is that these systems do not affect the colour of daylight and do not require maintenance. Numerous optical designs with various optical properties exist. 4. Through special surface treatment of three-dimensionally designed metal or plastic optical structures, compound parabolic concentrators (CPCs) can be constructed for the directional selection of radiation.
05BTU ft–2 h–1 ºF–1, this provision allows for the use of reduced insulation under a roof with high solar reflectance. The envelope prescription does not set a minimum requirement for the thermal emittance of the roof. Hence, it may credit the use of a solar-reflective but hot bare-metal roof, as addressed in the discussion of the Energy Star programme. 1-1989 for commercial buildings, which neither prescribes nor credits cool roofs. Guam Guam’s code for non-residential and high-rise residential buildings (adopted in 1995) and its code for low-rise residential buildings (adopted in 2000) establish identical prescriptive ADVANCES IN BUILDING ENERGY RESEARCH ■ 2008 ■ VOLUME 2 ■ PAGES 1–32 ABER_CH_01 7/11/08 26 10:19 AM Page 26 HASHEM AKBARI AND RONNEN LEVINSON requirements for roofs on air-conditioned buildings (Eley Associates, 2007).
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