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Title: Energy generation
Authors: Osburn, L
Keywords: Photovoltaic
Wind turbines
Photovoltaic panels
Energy generation
Green building handbook South Africa
Ecological design
Issue Date: Feb-2009
Publisher: Green Building
Citation: Osburn, L. 2009. Energy generation. Green building handbook South Africa. Vol.1 (A guide to ecological design). pp 95-103
Abstract: Current perceptions conjure images of photovoltaic panels and wind turbines when green building or sustainable development is discussed. How energy is used and how it is generated are core components of both green building and sustainable development. However, with current technologies and current South Africa building practice, on site building energy generation is highly ineffective and is a financially wasteful means of reducing CO2 emissions. Unfortunately, photovoltaic panels and wind turbines are images that the public at large associates with green building and oftentimes these measures are financed as they are clearly observable interventions and then the construction project will be perceived within public domain as a green building
Description: Copyright: 2009 Green Building
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3312
ISBN: 9780620427241
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Environmental management
Sustainable energy futures
Architectural sciences
General science, engineering & technology

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