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Building Environment
Active and Passive Control Systems
Third Edition
by Vaughn Bradshaw

Building Environment helps you take advantage of design innovations and construction strategies that maximize the comfort, safety, and energy efficiency of buildings.

Features:

  • On-site power generation, including wind turbines, solar photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, and more
  • Plumbing systems, fire protection, signal systems, conveying systems, and architectural acoustics
  • Procedures and/or formulas for performing heat loss, heat gain, and energy use calculations, determining the rate of heat flow, calculating solar energy utilization, doing load calculations, and more
  • Details on the latest building codes and standards references
  • New information on the sustainable design of building systems and energy efficiency, including new technologies
  • The latest thinking and data on a building's impact on the environment, indoor air quality, and "sick building syndrome"
  • Design economics, including the payback period, life-cycle cost, comparative value analysis, and building commissioning
  • A practical on-the-job tool for architects, designers, builders, engineers, contractors, and other specialists, this Third Edition is also a great reference for architecture students who will lead tomorrow's design teams

Contents

Thermal Control Concepts

  • Human Comfort and Health Conditions
  • Thermodynamic Principles
  • Thermal Dynamics of Buildings
  • Load Calculations

Thermal Control Systems

  • A Building's Thermal Impact On The Environment
  • Active HVAC Systems
  • Passive Methods

Electrical Systems

  • Lighting
  • Normal Electrical Services
  • On-Site Power Generation
  • Special Systems

Other Piped Systems

  • Plumbing.
  • Fire Protection
  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Building Commissioning
  • Design Economics

Index

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Building Environment
Active and Passive Control Systems
Third Edition
by Vaughn Bradshaw

2006 592 pages $104.00 + shipping
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