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Water based heating systems are efficient, flexible, versatile and offer many advantages over other heating systems. These advantages (fast response, good controllability, efficient zonal heating and largely silent operation) all require that initial design, installation, commissioning and maintenance be carried out to a high standard by competent engineers.
"Heating Services in Buildings" provides the reader with a detailed and thorough understanding of the principles and elements of heating buildings using modern water based heating systems. A key theme of the book is that there is little difference, in the approach to the design and engineering, between domestic and commercial installations. The author's detailed but highly practical approach to the subject ensures there is sufficient information for students from both a craft background and those with more academic backgrounds to understand the material. This approach is complemented by straightforward, easy-to-use diagrams.
"Heating Services in Buildings" supports a range of educational courses, including degree level building services engineering; NVQ Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Building Services Engineering; City & Guilds supplementary heating course and the Heating Design and Installation Course accredited by the European Registration Scheme (ERS).
Trust the best-selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam. This book, combined with the CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide Volume 2, cover all of exam topics on the CCNA 200-301 exam. CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1 presents you with an organized test-preparation routine using proven series elements and techniques. "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. 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The CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1, combined with CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, walk you through all the exam topics found in the Cisco 200-301 exam. Topics covered in Volume 1 include: * Networking fundamentals * Implementing Ethernet LANs * Implementing VLANs and STP * IPv4 addressing * IPv4 routing * OSPF * IPv6 * Wireless LANs Companion Website The companion website contains more than 300 unique practice exam questions, CCNA Network Simulator Lite software, online practice exercises, and 90 minutes of video training. Includes Exclusive Offers For Up to 70% Off Video Training, Practice Tests, and more Also available from Cisco Press for CCNA study is the CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1 Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test. This digital-only certification preparation product combines an eBook with enhanced Pearson Test Prep Practice Test. 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This software, which simulates the experience of working on actual Cisco routers and switches, contains the following 22 free lab exercises, covering topics in Part II and Part III, the first hands-on configuration sections of the book: 1. Configuring Local Usernames 2. Configuring Hostnames 3. Interface Status I 4. Interface Status II 5. Interface Status III 6. Interface Status IV 7. Configuring Switch IP Settings 8. Switch IP Address 9. Switch IP Connectivity I 10. Switch CLI Configuration Process I 11. Switch CLI Configuration Process II 12. Switch CLI Exec Mode 13. Setting Switch Passwords 14. Interface Settings I 15. Interface Settings II 16. Interface Settings III 17. Switch Forwarding I 18. Switch Security I 19. Switch Interfaces and Forwarding Configuration Scenario 20. Configuring VLANs Configuration Scenario 21. VLAN Troubleshooting
Lighting is one of the largest users of energy in buildings, being responsible for around 20% of electricity use. Good lighting is essential to health, well-being and productivity, but the efficiency of light sources varies widely. To reduce carbon emissions, designers, owners and occupiers are looking at the energy efficiency of lighting. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are a proven technology that offers enormous possibilities for providing highly energy-efficient and good-quality interior lighting. This BRE Trust Report summarises the current LED market and various advantages of LEDs, and outlines the challenges and barriers to adoption of the technology.
This comprehensive and practical guide takes you step-by-step through the core concepts and applications of architectural lighting. Now completely revised and updated for the second edition, this book: Includes all new information on the latest regulations and recommendations Provides special attention to the rapid development of LED lighting Considers the new CIE colour metric system Concludes each chapter with questions for the reader, together with inverted appropriate answers Features full colour throughout, for the first time, to support the text and aid the reader Covering a wide range of building types and external environments, this book shows how the concepts used in lighting design arise from the needs of the designer and user. These concepts are given a practical context to enable you to develop and improve your design skills, building up from the basics of how much light is needed and the role of shadows, to energy management and the calculations for daylighting, The author provides accessible, user-friendly explanations of technical information and specialist techniques intended for people who need to get to the heart of the subject as quickly as possible. An indispensible learning tool for students, and for professionals developing their skills, this handbook provides examples and exercises to help you acquire the understanding, knowledge and skill required for examinations and professional training purposes.
This book gives an introduction to the working principles of high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps and points out challenges and problems associated with the development and operation of HID lamps. It is the most comprehensive book on gas discharge lamps, on the physical basics and realization. The state-of-the-art in electrode and plasma diagnostics as well as numerical methods used for the understanding of HID lamps are described.
Control Systems for Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, Sixth Edition is complete and covers both hardware control systems and modern control technology. The material is presented without bias and without prejudice toward particular hardware or software. Readers with an engineering degree will be reminded of the psychrometric processes associated with heating and air conditioning as they learn of the various controls schemes used in the variety of heating and air conditioning system types they will encountered in the field. Maintenance technicians will also find the book useful because it describes various control hardware and control strategies that were used in the past and are prevalent in most existing heating and air conditioning systems. Designers of new systems will find the fundamentals described in this book to be a useful starting point, and they will also benefit from descriptions of new digital technologies and energy management systems. This technology is found in modern building HVAC system designs.
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A complete prevention and planning guide for professionals concerned with building-related illness
The dramatic increase in claims of illness related to building conditions has created an urgent need for information and advice on all aspects of this complicated topic. Keeping Buildings Healthy tells professionals what they must know in order to identify, evaluate, and resolve the complex issues presented by building-related illness effectively. Suitable for both manufacturing and clerical environments, it offers legal, medical, behavioral, industrial hygiene, and engineering expertise found in no other single publication.
Supplemented with case studies, plus extensive reference materials on indoor environmental health standards, organizations, publications, and an indoor environmental quality evaluation checklist, this practical resource will be valued by anyone with a stake in the good health and safety of the indoor environment.
Your complete resource on heat pipe operation, behavior, performance characteristics, and limitations
This book is designed to help students, operations engineers, and mechanical and electrical engineers in the electronic packaging industry grasp the principles of operation for a wide range of heat pipes. Packed with examples and design information, it takes you through the background and historical development of heat pipes, discusses the interfacial phenomena that govern their operational characteristics, and presents the fundamental operating principles and limitations of both heat pipes and thermosyphons.
Along with detailed presentations of the governing physical phenomena involved, this comprehensive guide features extensive coverage of:
This book provides all the information and guidance you need to increase your understanding of these innovative devices and to begin to apply them to the thermal control of electronic devices and components.
Whether you are preparing for a career in the building trades or are already a professional contractor, this practical book will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to merge renewable heat sources (such as solar thermal collectors, hydronic heat pumps, and wood-fired boilers) with the latest hydronics hardware and low temperature distribution systems to assemble efficient and reliable heating systems. Easy to understand and packed with full color illustrations that provide detailed piping and control schematics and "how to" information you'll use on every renewable energy system, this one-of-a-kind book will help you diversify your expertise over a wide range of heat sources.
This book has been written by two experts in ventilation and indoor air quality with vast experience in the field of kitchen ventilation in both Asia and Europe. The authors share their extensive knowledge of the subject and present the results of their research programs as well those of other researchers. Discussing advanced theories of and design approaches for kitchen ventilation, it is a useful reference resource for a wide range of readers, including HVAC researchers, designers and architects.
Updated to include recent advances, this third edition presents strategies and analysis methods for conserving energy and reducing operating costs in residential and commercial buildings. The book explores the latest approaches to measuring and improving energy consumption levels, with calculation examples and case studies. It covers field testing, energy simulation, and retrofit analysis of existing buildings. It examines subsystems - such as lighting, heating, and cooling - and techniques needed for accurately evaluating them. Auditors, managers, and students of energy systems will find this to be an invaluable resource for their work.
This book discusses nocturnal cooling technologies for building applications. Exploiting the natural environment as a renewable and sustainable resource has become a significant strategy for passive energy saving in buildings, and has led to growing interest in the use of passive radiative cooling based on nighttime (nocturnal) and daytime (diurnal) operating periods. Of these, nocturnal cooling is more promising since diurnal cooling is hard to achieve due to the solar radiation effect. As such, this book provides a comprehensive overview of nocturnal cooling for building applications, including a definition, concepts and principles; materials and devices; and cooling systems and configurations.
This book, based on the research experience and outcomes of a group of international contributors, addresses a range of advanced energy efficiency technologies and their applications in solar heating, cooling and power generation, while also providing solutions for tackling recurring low efficiency problems in today's systems. It highlights the latest technologies and methods, which can significantly improve the performance of solar systems, enabling readers to design, construct and apply high-performance solar systems in or for their own projects. The contributors provide a systematic introduction to state-of-the-art energy efficiency technologies that demonstrates how to implement innovative solar systems. These technologies include: * heat pipes and loop heat pipes; * phase change materials (PCMs) and PCM slurries; * micro-channel panels; * desiccant/adsorption cycling; * ejector cooling and heat pumps; and * solar concentration and thermoelectric units. The book shows how innovative solar systems applicable to rural and urban buildings can be analysed and demonstrates the successful implementation of these advanced technologies. It delivers the design principles and associated energy performance assessment methods for a range of selected solar heating, cooling and power generation projects. This book offers a valuable source of information for final-year undergraduate students, as well as graduate students and academic lecturers, as it promotes the widespread deployment of advanced solar heating, cooling and power generation technologies applicable for buildings across the globe. The book is also a good point of reference for design engineers and energy consultants who wish to extend their knowledge of advanced technologies used to achieve energy efficiency.
The definitive M&E price book with additions to the measured works, updates to approximate estimating and new engineering features. Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book 2021 continues to be the most comprehensive and best annual services engineering price book currently available, providing detailed pricing information across the full range of mechanical and electrical services, together with higher-level costs for a diverse range of systems and different building applications. Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with an ebook of this 2021 edition on the VitalSource (R) Bookshelf platform, available for access and use until the end of December 2021. In this year's book: * An overhaul of the uninterruptible power supply section, and revised costs for air source heat pumps * new items including: - HDPE pipe for above ground drainage systems - fire protection mist systems - electric vehicle chargers * new engineering features: data centre cooling, later living developments, residential heat pumps, large scale heat pumps, and local energy networks * Articles on intelligent buildings to boost productivity efficiency and well being, ways data analytics is transforming BIM, digital delivery and the design process, and coronavirus and the future of work All the standard features you have come to expect from Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book are also included, considered essential for today's services cost professional: * detailed materials prices, labour constants, labour costs and measured work prices for mechanical and electrical works, from above ground drainage to automatic transfer switches, and circuit breakers to sprinkler systems * an extensive Approximate Estimating section for quick, rule-of-thumb pricing of mechanical or electrical installations, together with elemental services costs for different types and standard of buildings * full details of wage rates, daywork and cost indices on a national and Central London basis. * an overhauled index and guidance notes * updates, free of charge, twice a year - see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk
With increases in global temperatures, the risk of overheating is expected to rise around the world. This results in a much higher dependency upon energy-intensive cooling systems and air-conditioners to provide thermal comfort, but how sustainable is this in a world where problems with the production of electricity are predicted? Vernacular houses in hot and dry central Iran have been adapted to the climate through passive cooling techniques, and this book provides a valuable assessment of the thermal performance of such housing. Shedding new light on the ability of traditional housing forms to provide thermal comfort, Thermal Comfort in Hot Dry Climates identifies the main cooling systems and methods in traditional houses in central Iran, and examines how architectural elements such as central courtyards, distinct seasonal rooms, loggias, basements and wind-catchers can contribute to the provision of thermal comfort in vernacular houses.
This book discusses the development, types and application principles of portable air purifiers in China. It analyzes the theoretical characteristics of air purifiers under various operational conditions, and points out that the term "Clean Air Delivery Rate" cannot be used to precisely reflect the problems that occur under various operational conditions. By comparing theoretical and measured data, it highlights the mainfeatures of air purifiers and key points in the design process for different applications. Calculation methods for the indoor particle concentration and the self-purification time are also provided. The book describes the conditions for window opening in smog and for selecting air purifiers, and proposes a newmethod for improvingtheir measurement. In closing, it includes a new assessment index.
This long-awaited reference guide provides a complete overview of low energy cooling systems for buildings, covering a wide range of existing and emerging sustainable energy technologies in one comprehensive volume. An excellent data source on cooling performance, such as building loads or solar thermal chiller efficiencies, it is essential reading for building services and renewable energy engineers and researchers covering sustainable design.
The book is unique in including a large set of experimental results from years of monitoring actual building and energy plants, as well as detailed laboratory and simulation analyses. These demonstrate which systems really work in buildings, what the real costs are and how operation can be optimized - crucial information for planners, builders and architects to gain confidence in applying new technologies in the building sector.
Inside you will find valuable insights into: the energy demand of residential and office buildings;facades and summer performance of buildings;passive cooling strategies;geothermal cooling;active thermal cooling technologies, including absorption cooling, desiccant cooling and new developments in low power chillers;sustainable building operation using simulation.
Supporting case study material makes this a useful text for senior undergraduate students on renewable and sustainable energy courses. Practical and informative, it is the best up-to-date volume on the important and rapidly growing area of cooling.
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