Sustainable energy development concept requires and maintains multiple linkages among energy production, energy consumption, human well-being, and environmental quality. Greenhouse Engineering: Integrated Energy Management puts forward the concept of integrated energy management and modeling pertinent to greenhouses that will eventually help reduce the load on power grids, demand for fossil fuels and water, and supply CO2 for the greenhouse production. This book helps enhance the competitive position of the global greenhouse industry by introducing economically, environmentally and socially sustainable technologies and management strategies.
- Exclusive title on integrated energy management approach for greenhouse designing
- Addresses energy for heating concept
- Includes case studies from real work greenhouse systems
- Incorporates a design/energy management approach
- Contains updated material on greenhouse heating with examples and case studies
Aimed at researchers, professionals, and students in the fields of energy systems, mechanical, agriculture, and biosystems engineering.
Dr. Ilhami Yildiz is a controlled environment systems engineer, and has expertise in energy, environment and sustainability issues, such as bioreactors, environmental biotechnology, microalgae-based biofuels and bioproducts production using liquid and gaseous waste streams, complex systems modeling, air- and ground-source heat pumps, combined heat and power generation, flue gas recovery and greenhouse gas mitigation, hydronic heating and hot water storage systems, and energy and water conservation. He has designed and built a number of environment friendly commercial energy systems transferring extensive research findings to commercial operations in Canada, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, and the United States. One of his milestones includes the Gazprom Headquarters Complex in Moscow (at the time, comprising the tallest building in Russia) executed by GAMA Holding. He is the author of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, books, book chapters, and audio-visual publications.Overview: Professor - Engineering, Dalhousie University; Associate Professor - BioResource & Agricultural Engineering, Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, California; Assistant Professor - Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Windsor; Ph.D. in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Ohio State); M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Ohio State); M.Sc. in Agricultural Meteorology (Ohio State); B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering (University of Ankara). He has been honoured with the Grand Challenge Award by the U.S. Government (2008); Outstanding Faculty Award at Cal Poly (2008); Presidential Letter of Appreciation at Cal Poly (2008); and Gold Medal Performance Award by the University of Windsor (2004).
Preface. Acknowledgments. Author Biography. Introduction. Fundamentals. Greenhouse Structures. Greenhouse Environment. Greenhouse Heating. Greenhouse Ventilation and Cooling. Greenhouse Lighting. Greenhouse Environmental Control Systems. Energy Estimating in Greenhouses. Common Fuels, Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources. Energy Conservation and Environtmental Considerations. Index.