What types of renewable energy management systems can be used in solar green buildings?

This common type of renewable energy is typically produced by photovoltaic cells that capture sunlight and convert it into electricity. Solar energy is also used to heat buildings and to obtain hot water, as well as for cooking and lighting. Solar energy has become affordable enough to be used for domestic purposes, including garden lighting, although it is also used on a larger scale to supply energy to entire neighborhoods. The use of a building shape and housing to accept, store and distribute energy from renewable sources appropriate to buildings is commonly defined as passive solar design.

Green energy solutions are used in buildings that range from large office blocks to people's homes. By converting solar radiation into thermal energy with collectors, solar heating systems can heat water, air, etc. In addition, solar energy can be used to reduce the need for heating. For example, direct solar gain, which provides places where the sun can enter a space directly, can help to heat a living room.

Active solar systems are distinguished from passive systems, which use the structure of the building, in terms of collecting solar energy, storing accumulated heat and distributing heat to spaces. Green roofs offer additional benefits, such as air purification and the benefits of biophilia, if made available to building occupants. In addition to incorporating energy-saving appliances and accessories, the use of renewable energy and the possibility of producing it on site is a very effective green building strategy. Currently, wind farms are considered to be the most efficient source of green energy, since they require less refining and processing than the production of, for example, solar panels.

Shading, reflection of solar heat, insulation of the building element, floor cooling, wind cooling, water cooling, evaporative cooling, dehumidification, night radiant cooling, nighttime cooling of the thermal mass of buildings, exotic methods of passive cooling and seasonal cold storage. Other factors also favor green energy, such as the ability to produce relatively cheap localized energy solutions, such as solar farms. As an energy source, green energy often comes from renewable energy technologies such as solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, biomass, and hydropower. These natural processes are managed through a building design that helps to heat and cool the building.

Building energy management systems (BEMS) are common systems used to monitor and control the energy use of buildings. The installation of submeters and automated controls in buildings allows building operations managers to track costs and energy use by area, in addition to helping to control energy use throughout the building.

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