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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

List price: $130.00
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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 incorporate effective, efficient systems in today2s buildings. It covers the underlying thermal theories and thermodynamic principles and focuses on design that enhances the building environment and minimizes the impact on the world2s environment. The Building Environment, Third Edition goes beyond the ABCs of HVAC and covers: 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 building2s 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 tomorrow2s design teams. Visit the companion Web site:
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Book details

List price: $130.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/19/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 8.80" wide x 11.10" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 3.828
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