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Author Foxell, Simon.

Title A carbon primer for the built environment / Simon Foxell.

Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014.

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Physical description 1 online resource (344 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Background 1 -- Principles of climate change 2 -- Recordings and commitments 3 -- Overall sustainability 6 -- Future scenarios 7 -- Metrics and quantities 9 -- 2 Climate and carbon 10 -- Historical understanding 10 -- Greenhouse effect 10 -- Hie greenhouse gases 12 -- Tlie role of the atmosphere 16 -- Models and projections 17 -- Impact of temperature rise 20 -- Climate sensitivity 23 -- 3 Carbon sources and sinks 26 -- Geological storage 26 -- Other carbon resetvoirs 26 -- Global carbon budget 27 -- Sources of emissions 28 -- Mitigation: decarbonising supply 34 -- 4 Carbon emissions 37 -- Demand 37 -- Supply and consumption 38 -- UK energy consumption 39 -- Demand from construction and property sectors 42 -- Embodied/operational carbon 46 -- Embodied emissions 46 -- Operational emissions 49 -- Carbon footprinting 49 -- Carbon benchmarks 50 -- Mitigation: reducing demand 52 -- 5 Policy response 53 -- International 54 -- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 54 -- Rio de Janeiro 55 -- Kyoto 58 -- Europe 61 -- Monitoring and reporting 62 -- Emissions trading 63 -- Low-carbon technologies 63 -- Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 64 -- Roadmap 2050 66 -- UK policy: climate change 66 -- UK energy policy 70 -- Local authorities 71 -- Low-carbon buildings and construction policy 76 -- Definition of zero carbon 79 -- 6 Regulations and compliance 81 -- Law 81 -- Capping carbon 83 -- Incentives 105 -- Pricing carbon 108 -- Voluntary and non-statutory means of assessing energy performance 109 -- Detailing guidance 115 -- 7 Strategies and solutions 1: Reducing demand 117 -- Demand 117 -- Life-cycle assessments 124 -- Post-occupancy evaluation 125 -- 8 Strategies and solutions 2: Improving efficiency 128 -- Measurement, benchmarking and self-reporting 128 -- Outputs: more for less 134 -- 9 Strategies and solutions 3: Decarbonising supply 144 -- Renewables 145 -- Low-carbon non-renewable technologies 150 -- Summary 155 -- 10 Looking forward 157 -- Global 157 -- Europe 160 -- UK 163 -- Alternative futures 172 -- 11 Making it happen 176 -- Sectors 176 -- Design strategies 186 -- Handover, commissioning and monitoring 192 -- Renewable and low-carbon energy generation 192 -- 12 Adaptation 202 -- UK climate predictions 202 -- Extreme weather 203 -- Urban climate 206 -- Demography 208 -- Risk assessment 208 -- Design measures for a changing climate: project level 209 -- 13 Practice 215 -- Taking the measure 215 -- Environmental policy 216 -- Environmental management system 216 -- Target setting 218 -- Actions 218 -- Carbon reduction plan 219 -- 14 Facts and figures 221 -- Energy units 221 -- Carbon dioxide emissions 221 -- Energy-saving measures: costs and payback periods 221 -- Energy conversion factors 222 -- Benchmarks 224 -- Proposed domestic fabric energy efficiency standard and carbon compliance limits 224.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Sustainable construction.
Greenhouse gas mitigation.
Energy policy.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780415705578 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780415705585 (paperback: alk. paper)
9781315857510 (e-book)