Energy: Current Approach

Cheng Siew Goh

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The chapter outlines energy efficiency and saving approaches currently used in buildings and construction practices. Energy efficiencies in building applications can be improved via a combination of active strategies and passive strategies. Active strategies include the adoption of advanced technologies for enhanced energy supply and efficiency, while passive strategies examine mechanisms in building design and orientation as well as building envelope to lower the overall energy demand for heating and cooling. It is important to note that an energy efficient building design should not only increase energy efficiency from the supply side but also reduce energy requirements and consumption on the demand side to facilitate the transition to sustainable energy practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Construction Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationLife-Cycle Assessment
EditorsVivian W. Y. Tam, Khoa N. Le
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780128117507
ISBN (Print)9780128117491
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Energy efficiency
  • renewable energy
  • energy optimisation
  • energy conservation
  • energy recovery
  • energy management system
  • active design
  • passive design


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