This book highlights the various technologies that are currently available or are now being developed for the green and smart buildings of the future. It examines why green building performance is important, and how it can be measured and rated using appropriate benchmarking systems. Lastly, the book provides an overview of the state-of-the-art in green building technologies and the trend towards zero energy or net positive energy buildings in the future.
About the Author
Mr. Nilesh Y. Jadhav is currently the Program Director of the Sustainable Building Technology research program at the Energy Research Institute @NTU, Singapore. He acquired his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (B.Chem.Engg.) from University of Mumbai, Institute of Chemical Technology (UICT) and Master of Technological Design degree from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (2001). He worked with a petrochemical major in The Netherlands as well as in Singapore in various functions such as technology, manufacturing and supply/logistics. He acquired his second Masters degree in business administration (MBA) from Bradford University offered at the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) in 2008. His research interest span over the following topics: Modeling and simulation for building design, Innovative Cooling Technologies, Integration of Renewables such as solar thermal/PV, Smart Grids and Electromobility. He has a keen interest and involvement in technology commercialization activities and mentoring new technology start-ups.