Use of building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV): a significant step toward green buildings authors

K. Kant, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma

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Not only do eco-friendly methods help save nature, they also help to save money. For example, using insulated glass helps regulate the temperature of a home by allowing in less sunlight on sunny days and more sunlight during the winter. Thus, less is spent on heating and cooling systems in order to keep the temperature maintained inside at the desired level. Due to the environmental crisis, the green building design revolves around a wide range of issues: habitat destruction, air pollution, stormwater run-off, resource use, and climate change. However, the ongoing consumption of energy to operate, condition, and light a building, as well as the energy embodied in ongoing protection, is the largest single source of environmental harm and resource expenditure due to buildings. Carbon emissions and energy security have signaled an even stronger focus on energy in green buildings, mainly as the energy utilization growth rate of countries such as China, India, Russia, and Brazil is boosted. Energy efficient appliances may help to reduce electricity costs significantly. Dropping the operational energy use and rising durability should be the prime concerns of architects who wish to design and build “green” buildings. The conclusion was made after spending a number of years looking at actual building energy consumption, reviewing countless computer simulations, and being involved in numerous green building charrettes. It had even been suggested that 80% of a green architect’s concern should be concentrated toward dropping energy expenditure during operation [3]. Figure 3.1 shows the global energy use by different sectors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Security and Sustainability
EditorsAmritanshu Shukla, Atul Sharma
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9781498754446
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


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