Energy Buildings and Urban Environment

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Energy and climate are inextricably linked at scales ranging from individual building to global. At the building scale, energy consumption consists of a base load and a space conditioning load that depend on weather conditions. Energy consumed in buildings is ultimately converted to waste heat. Anthropogenic heat released from buildings affects the urban climate system and produces a feedback on building energy consumption for space conditioning - positive feedback in summer, negative feedback in winter. These interconnections further interact with climate and the growing stresses on our available supplies of energy. This chapter studies these interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVulnerability of Energy to Climate
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780123847041
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Anthropogenic heat
  • Building codes
  • Building energy use
  • Energy and climate
  • Energy codes
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy policy
  • Energy resources
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban environment
  • Urban heat island
  • Urban planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science


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