Editors: Dionysia-D. Kolokotsa, Mattheos Santamouris, Hashem Akbari

Advances in the Development of Cool Materials for the Built Environment

eBook: US $79 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $210
Printed Copy: US $171
Library License: US $316
ISBN: 978-1-60805-597-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-471-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2013
DOI: 10.2174/97816080547181130101

Introduction

This e-book is a suitable reference on the technical and scientific competence related to effective application and integration of cool materials in the built environment. The e-book is an overview on the following:

  • - The role of cool materials in the built environment.
  • - Major cool materials techniques and their benefits and drawbacks.
  • - Research trends in cool materials for the built environment.
  • - Technical guidelines for instrumentation, testing and rating of cool materials.
  • - Policy and economic aspects of cool materials necessary for the management of built environments.
  • - Case studies where the cool materials are implemented.

These features make this reference e-book a useful guide for civil engineering and environmental management graduates as well as working professionals in the industry including architects, urban planners and environmental inspectors.

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