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Building Environment Active and Passive Control Systems

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ISBN-10: 0471689653

ISBN-13: 9780471689652

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Vaughn Bradshaw

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The updated guide to active and passive control systems for buildings To capitalize on today2s rapidly evolving, specialized technologies, archi?tects, designers, builders, and contractors work together to plan the mechanical and electrical equipment that controls the indoor environment of a building. The Building Environment: Active and Passive Control Systems, Third Edition helps architects and builders take advantage of design innovations and construction strategies that maximize the comfort, safety, and energy efficiency of buildings. From active HVAC systems to passive methods, lighting to on-site power generation, this updated edition explains how to strategically plan for and…    
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Book details

List price: $135.25
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/19/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.762
Language: English

VAUGHN BRADSHAW, PE, is a former instructor in the School of Architecture at Washington University.

Thermal Control Concepts
Human Comfort and Health Requirements
Human Physiology
Heat Balance
Environmental Factors
Thermal Comfort Standards
Temperature and Humidity Extremes
Air Quality and Quantity
Thermodynamic Principles
Heat Transfer
Thermal Dynamics of Buildings
Heat Gain and Loss
Thermal Mass Dynamics
Moisture Problems
Load Calculations
Heating and Cooling Loads
Selecting Design Temperature and Humidity Conditions
Solar Gain Through Fenestration
Heat Transmission Through the Building Envelope
Internal Loads
Outside Air
Annual Energy Use Calculations
Thermal Control Systems
A Building's Impact on the Environment
Ozone Depletion
Global Warming
Energy Conservation
Green Design/Sustainable Design
Case Study
Active HVAC Systems
Central Heat Sources
Central Cooling Sources
Distribution Media
Delivery Devices
Localized Exhaust Systems
Heat Recovery
Thermal Storage
Automatic Controls
Noise and Vibration
District Heating and Cooling
Passive Methods
Load Reductions
Passive Solar Heating
Passive Cooling
Case Study
Electrical Systems
Principles of Illumination
Electrical Lighting
Emergency Lighting
Outdoor Lighting
Normal Electrical Service
Service Entrance
Interior Distribution
Battery Power Supply
Utility Demand Management
On-Site Power Generation
Thermal-Source Generation
Wind Turbines
Solar Photovoltaic Cells
Special Systems
Signal Systems
Conveying Systems
Other Piped Systems
Plumbing Systems
Water Supply
Plumbing Fixtures
Sanitary Piping
Stormwater Drainage
Fire Protection
Detection and Alarm Systems
Exits: Means of Egress
Smoke Control
Fire Suppression
Related Support Services
Architectural Acoustics
Sound Theory
Room Acoustics
Sound Isolation
Building Commissioning
The Commissioning Plan
Applicable Systems and Equipment
Design Economics
Payback Period
Life-Cycle Cost
Rate of Return
Comparative Value Analysis
Other Considerations