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Title Energy efficiency : methods, limitations and challenges / Emmanuel F. Santos Cavalcanti and Marcos Ribeiro Barbosa, editors.
Imprint New York : Nova Science Publishers, [2012]

Series Energy science, engineering and technology
Energy policies, politics and prices
Energy science, engineering and technology series.
Energy policies, politics and prices series.
Subject Energy conservation.
Energy consumption.
Alt Name Cavalcanti, Emmanuel F. Santos.
Barbosa, Marcos Ribeiro.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Contents ENERGY EFFICIENCY METHODS, LIMITATIONS AND CHALLENGES; ENERGY EFFICIENCY METHODS, LIMITATIONS AND CHALLENGES; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Issues of Information and Communication Technology in Energy Efficient Urban Communities; Abstract; Introduction; Demographic Trends; Economy, Energy, Ecology; Potential Solution; Terminology; Smart Urban Community -- System View; System of Systems; System Infrastructure; Identification, Location, Data Collection and Communication; ICT Issue in the Smart Urban Community; Smart Metering; Smart Grid.
Smart ManufacturingIntelligent Transportation Systems; Smart Home; Smart Buildings; Sensors; Cloud Computing; Technological and Social Issues; ICT as a Vital E-Infrastructure; IT's Carbon and Energy Footprint; Nanotechnology in IT Industry; Conclusion; References; Chapter 2: Energy Efficient Appliances and Energy Efficient Behaviors: From Consumer's Assessment to Behavior Intervention; Abstract; Introduction; Single Choice Behavior; Diagnostic: Methods for Consumer's Assessment; Qualitative Assessment; Quantitative Assessment; Intervention: Challenges and Limitations; Automatic Behavior.
Diagnostic: Methods for Behavior's AssessmentIPSS Selection; Methodology; Results; Computing; Lights; Entertainment; /; Washing Machine and Dishwasher; Refrigerator; Kitchen Appliances; Other Appliances; Total Savings that Can Be Obtained through Behavioral Change; Intervention: Challenges and Limitations; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 3: Energy Efficiency of Road Vehicles -Trends and Challenges; Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Factors affecting Vehicle GHG Intensity; 3. Powertrain Technologies -- Development Trends; 3.1 Internal Combustion Engines.
3.2 Electric Drive Technology4. Owner Dependent effects; 5. Comparison of different Powertrain Technologies; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Hybrid Model for the Energy Efficiency of Building Services; Abstract; Introduction; Initiatives for Energy Efficiency; and the Importance of Audit; Energy Audit of Consumer Installation; Audit and Energy Analysis of a Case Study; Energy Efficiency and Indicator; Determination IEE and Energy Class; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5: Urban Locational Efficiency: Long Term Energy and Affordability Implications of Residential Location Decisions.
AbstractIntroduction -- Spatial Trends and the Key of Mobility; The Case for Compact Urban Forms; Housing Affordability -- What about Transport?; Urban Form and Energy Transition Vulnerability; Policy and Planning Responses; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6: Development of the Passive House Market: Challenges and Opportunities in the Transition from Innovators to Early Adopters; Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Research Strategy; 3. Enterprises Involved in the Adoption of Innovation; 3.1. Relevance of Innovation Phases; 3.2. Relevance of Size of Enterprises.
ISBN 9781620818312 ebook
9781620818176 hardcover
1620818175 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1162027366
Additional Format Print version: Energy efficiency New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2012. 9781620818176 (hardcover) (DLC) 2012015280

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