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Editors: Emmanuel F. Santos Cavalcanti and Marcos Ribeiro Barbosa
Book Description:
In this book, the authors present current research from across the globe in the study of the different methods, limitations and challenges in energy efficiency. Topics discussed in this compilation include issues of information and communication technology in energy efficient urban communities; energy efficient appliances, road vehicles, and behaviors; hybrid models for energy efficiency in building services; methods for determination of energy efficiency in electric arc furnaces; energy assessments using pollution prevention tools; long term energy and affordability implications of residential local decisions; and challenges and opportunities for developing a framework for achieving high energy efficiency in new housing. (Imprint: Nova)

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Chapter 1 - Issues of Information and Communication Technology in Energy Efficient Urban Communities (pp. 1-32)
Authors / Editors: (Dragan S. Markovic, Dejan Zivkovic, Dragan Cvetkovic, Ranko Popovic, Faculty of Management and Informatics and Computing, Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 2 - Energy Efficient Appliances and Energy Efficient Behaviours: From Consumer’s Assessment to Behaviour Intervention (pp. 33-62)
Authors / Editors: (Dalila Antunes, Rui Gaspar, Joana Lino, Factor Social - Consultoria em Psicossociologia e Ambiente, Lda., Lisboa, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 3 - Energy Efficiency of Road Vehicles: Trends and Challenges (pp. 63-90)
Authors / Editors: (L. Tartakovsky, M. Gutman, A. Mosyak, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)
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Chapter 4 - Hybrid Model for the Energy Efficiency of Building Services (pp. 91-117)
Authors / Editors: (João Galvão, Sérgio Leitão, Salvador Malheiro, Tiago Gaio, IPL, Leiria Polythecnic Institute, UTAD, Trás os Montes e Alto Douro University, Vila Real, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 5 - Urban Locational Efficiency: Long Term Energy and Affordability Implications of Residential Location Decisions (pp. 119-133)
Authors / Editors: (John Morrissey, Ralph Horne, Jon Kellett, Geography Department, University of Otago New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 6 - Development of the Passive House Market: Challenges and Opportunities in the Transition from Innovators to Early Adopters (pp. 135-152)
Authors / Editors: (Erwin Mlecnik, OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment, DelftUniversity of Technology, GA Delft, the Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 7 - Methods for Determination of Energy Efficiency in Electric Arc Furnaces (pp. 153-167)
Authors / Editors: (Yuri N. Toulouevski, Process Technology International Inc.(USA), and others)

Chapter 8 - Energy Assessments using the Pollution Prevention Tools (pp. 169-182)
Authors / Editors: (Ashok Kumar, Srikar Velagapudi, Akhil Kadiyala, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA)

Chapter 9 - Energy Efficiency of Industrial Processes (pp. 183-225)
Authors / Editors: (Xavier Chavanne, Equipe Dynamique des Fluides Geologiques, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Univ. Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cite, France)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 7x10 (NBC - R) 251pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-62081-817-6
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