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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.
If youre a boiler professional, the Fourth Edition of this classic guide offers you the latest guidelines for installing, operating, and maintaining boilers in all types of facilities. The book now covers federal and state jurisdictional requirements...changes to the ASME Boiler Code, such as the new confined space entry requirements... the liberalization of the overseas requirement to obtain U.S. National Board Certification...and the use of new materials in boiler construction. It also contains questions & answers that help you review for oral and written license tests.
It's a contraption that makes the lists of "Greatest Inventions
Ever"; at the same time, it's accused of causing global disaster.
It has changed everything from architecture to people's food habits
to their voting patterns, to even the way big business washes its
windows. It has saved countless lives . . . while causing countless
deaths. Most of us are glad it's there. But we don't know how, or
when, it got there.
Drawing from the best of the widely dispersed literature in the field and the authorÕs vast professional knowledge and experience, here is todayÕs most exhaustive, one-stop coverage of the fundamentals, design, installation, and operation of industrial refrigeration systems. Detailing the industry changes caused by the conversion from CFCs to non-ozone-depleting refrigerants and by the development of microprocessors and new secondary coolants, Industrial Refrigeration Handbook also examines multistage systems; compressors, evaporators, and condensers; piping, vessels, valves and refrigerant controls; liquid recirculation; refrigeration load calculations; refrigeration and freezing of food; and safety procedures. Offering a rare compilation of thermodynamic data on the most-used industrial refrigerants, the Handbook is a mother lode of vital information and guidance for every practitioner in the field.
From simple applications to multi-load/multi-temperature systems, learn how to use the newest and most sophisticated hydronic heating materials and methods without sacrificing comfort or energy. Heavily illustrated with product shots from top manufacturers, plus more than 300 diagrams of system piping/control schematics, MODERN HYDRONIC HEATING, 3rd EDITION is a one-of-a-kind introduction to today's hydronic heating systems. It transforms engineering-level design information into practical tools that can be used by technical students and professional contractors alike. This revised edition features the latest information on state-of-the-art techniques for use in residential and light commercial buildings, such as radiant panel heating, injection mixing, primary and secondary piping, the use of buffer tanks to improve system stability, and advanced control methods. From students new to the industry to basic installers to design engineers, everyone involved in the heating trades will benefit from this preeminent resource of the North American hydronic heating industry, which is as well-suited for use in a formal education course or for self-study as it is on the job.
Indoor climate is determined by rational lighting, heating, cooling and ventilating systems. For occupants' well-being it should be consistent with how regional outdoor climate works in the flow of radiation via four paths of heat transfer: radiation; convection; conduction; and evaporation. This book starts with the relationship between the human body and its immediate environmental space followed by a brief introduction of passive and active systems for indoor climate conditioning. The nature of light and heat is discussed with a focus on building envelope systems such as walls and windows, and then examined from the viewpoint of thermodynamics and human-biology. Some examples are given to enable a better understanding of luminous and thermal characteristics of our most immediate environment particularly for those professionally involved in environmental planning, designing, and engineering to know about bio-climatic design principle.
This book being with an introduction into natural ventilation applications in buildings. It defines the concept of natural ventilation in buildings, and compares natural and mechanical ventilation strategies. It continues by discussing commercial win towers, which is a passive ventilation technology based on traditional vernacular wind towers of the Middle East, particularly in climates of hot, arid conditions. Furthermore, this book evaluates indoor air quality in school buildings; thermal comfort conditions in spaces equipped with radiant floor systems; and differential ventilation strategies in building spaces.
Increased environmental awareness and legislation have begun
shifting the emphasis from high-energy cooling strategies, in which
full air conditioning was considered essential, to low-energy
"greener methods" of achieving equally comfortable conditions in
building interiors. Cooling is a major use of energy in commercial
buildings, making a significant contribution to the emission of
greenhouse gases and to global warming.
Low Energy Cooling Technologies for Buildings also covers design and control requirements and the tools and techniques needed for the successful integration of these technologies into the building structure.
One of the best books on electrostatics for the hobbyists, inventor, or experimenter is updated and expanded to include newly uncovered information on electrostatic generators and complete instructions for building various types, including Wimshurst and Van de Graaff generators. Throughout the book, the author provides hard-to-find information on electrical anomalies, which represent the frontier of electrostatic research.
Building Systems in Interior Design takes an entirely new approach to teaching this essential topic for Architects, Designers and Building Engineers. Written to prepare students for the real world and packed with practical examples, the book will foster an understanding of specific issues that are critical to those features of technical systems that most directly affect design. The book stresses the ever-present nature of these systems: they are everywhere, all the time. Taking a design oriented view, it outlines what can and cannot be done, and provides the student with the know-how and confidence to defend and promote their design intent when working with other industry professionals. Covering lighting, HVAC, plumbing and much more, the book is packed with key features to aid learning including: Numerous illustrations, plans and photographs Key terms defined in an extensive glossary Chapter introductions that identify key concepts and chapter summaries to re-visit those key concepts Professional design tips And a detailed bibliography and web links This book is not only a core text for interior design, building systems engineering and architecture students but will become an essential working reference through their careers.
During the middle of the 20th century, neon signs turned North America's roadside into a luminous wonderland. The most compelling signs were figural: imaginative, cartoon drawings in light. These unforgettable depictions of exploding bowling pins, crashing cars, baton twirling majorettes, and lassoing cowboys were the fodder for legend and lore. Neon designer Len Davidson has captured the magic with over 350 photos of superb vintage signs. He has drawn on renowned photographers, museums, and private collections, as well as his own Neon Museum of Philadelphia pieces to compile the definitive photo archive. Davidson has also expressed the legend in words. The pages echo with the voices of sign makers and shopkeepers, photographers and preservationists. Architects and sign artisans will find this collection invaluable. It is also an essential volume for anyone who has been captured by the spell of the highway and neon's siren song.
Analysis and Design of Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems, Second Edition, provides a thorough and modern overview of HVAC for commercial and industrial buildings, emphasizing energy efficiency. This text combines coverage of heating and air conditioning systems design with detailed information on the latest controls technologies. It also addresses the art of HVAC design along with carefully explained scientific and technical content, reflecting the extensive experience of the authors. Modern HVAC topics are addressed, including sustainability, IAQ, water treatment and risk management, vibration and noise mitigation, and maintainability from a practical point of view.
Alternatives in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning highlights the issues related to ozone layer depletion and global warming due to use of conventional cooling technologies and refrigerants in the field of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC). It describes, simulates and analyzes the alternate technologies and alternate refrigerants from energy and exergy point of view. The unconventional and alternative refrigeration technologies viz. Vapor Absorption Refrigeration, Vapor Adsorption Refrigeration, Evaporative Cooling, Desiccant Cooling, Thermoelectric Refrigeration, Thermo Acoustic Refrigeration, Ejector Cooling, Vortex Tube Refrigeration Systems and Metal Hydride Refrigeration etc. are explored in the subject matter of this book. The combined or integrated approach of some technologies to enhance the performance, waste heat utilization or to increase the arena of its use is also discussed. This book will cater to the needs of the RAC community from the point of view of feasible futuristic options in this area. This book will also serve as a text book for postgraduate students especially of thermal and energy engineering stream and useful to the teachers, researchers, and practicing engineers.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Ace the Major HVAC Licensing Exams! Featuring more than 800 accurate practice questions and answers, HVAC Licensing Study Guide, Third Edition, provides everything you need to prepare for and pass the major HVAC licensing exams. This highly-effective, career-building study resource is filled with essential calculations, troubleshooting tips for the job site, hundreds of detailed illustrations, and information on the latest codes and standards. You will get brand-new coverage of troubleshooting for small motors and electrical equipment for HVAC. This thoroughly revised study guide helps you: *Master the material most likely to appear on the ARI, NATE, ICE, RSES, and HVAC licensing exams *Improve your test-taking ability with 800+ true-false and multiple-choice questions and answers *Learn about current refrigerant usage and regulations *Keep up with the most recent codes and standards *Acquire the confidence, skills, and knowledge needed to pass your exam Covers key HVAC topics, including: *Heat sources *Heating systems *Boilers, burners, and burner systems *Piping systems *Ductwork sizing *Refrigerants *Cooling and distribution systems *Refrigeration equipment and processes *Filters and air flow *Maintenance, servicing, and safety *Humidification, dehumidification, and psychrometrics *EPA-refrigerant reclaimers *Heating circuits *Safety on the job *Trade associations and codes*Troubleshooting for small motors*Electrical equipment for HVAC
"Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning" by J. W. Mitchell and J. E. Braun provides foundational knowledge for the behavior and analysis of HVAC systems and related devices. The emphasis of this text is on the application of engineering principles that features tight integration of physical descriptions with a software program that allows performance to be directly calculated, with results that provide insight into actual behavior. Furthermore, the text offers more examples, end-of-chapter problems, and design projects that represent situations an engineer might face in practice and are selected to illustrate the complex and integrated nature of an HVAC system or piece of equipment.
The Intuitive Guide to Energy Efficiency and Building Improvements Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings provides a comprehensive guide to delivering deep and measurable energy savings and carbon emission reductions in buildings. Author Ian M. Shapiro has prepared, supervised, and reviewed over 1,000 energy audits in all types of commercial facilities, and led energy improvement projects for many more. In this book, he merges real-world experience with the latest standards and practices to help energy managers and energy auditors transform energy use in the buildings they serve, and indeed to transform their buildings. * Set and reach energy reduction goals, carbon reduction goals, and sustainability goals * Dramatically improve efficiency of heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, water and other building systems * Include the building envelope as a major factor in energy use and improvements * Use the latest tools for more thorough analysis and reporting, while avoiding common mistakes * Get up to date on current improvements and best practices, including management of energy improvements, from single buildings to large building portfolios, as well as government and utility programs Photographs and drawings throughout illustrate essential procedures and improvement opportunities. For any professional interested in efficient commercial buildings large and small, Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings provides an accessible, complete, improvement-focused reference.
Reader-friendly and packed with useful tips, COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION FOR AIR CONDITIONING TECHNICIANS, 3rd Edition, helps you apply existing skills to new concepts in order to service medium- and low-temperature refrigeration equipment such as walk-ins, reach-ins, refrigerated cases, and ice machines. Readings focus on the food service industry, and include "how-to" advice from seasoned pros on installing, servicing, and troubleshooting commercial equipment. Freshly updated to include the latest industry changes, this new edition adds six full sections of content, as well as 150 helpful illustrations, pictures, and diagrams-including a step-by-step flowchart for quickly diagnosing and addressing the nine most common refrigeration problems you will see on the job. A resource to keep in your truck or the shop, COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION FOR AIR CONDITIONING TECHNICIANS, 3rd Edition, is ideal for any technician working with commercial refrigeration today.
During the nineteenth century, Britain became the first gaslit
society, with electric lighting arriving in 1878. At the same time,
the British government significantly expanded its power to observe
and monitor its subjects. How did such enormous changes in the way
people saw and were seen affect Victorian culture? To answer that
question, Chris Otter mounts an ambitious history of illumination
and vision in Britain, drawing on extensive research into
everything from the science of perception and lighting technologies
to urban design and government administration. He explores how
light facilitated such practices as safe transportation and private
reading, as well as institutional efforts to collect knowledge. And
he contends that, contrary to presumptions that illumination helped
create a society controlled by intrusive surveillance, the new
radiance often led to greater personal freedom and was integral to
the development of modern liberal society.
"Let There Be Light." Borrowing from the bible, the Eveready Co. used this phrase on the cover of its 1899 catalog, along with a hand from the heavens pointing a flashlight at the earth. Those were the beginning years of the flashlight, originally promoted to help sell batteries and growing to become an essential safety product in every American household and automobile. Never before has there been an extensive treatment of the flashlight from an historical and collectible point of view. In this beautifully illustrated full color volume, Stuart Schneider brings a fascinating world to "light." With flashlights ranging from the purely practical to the elegantly stylish, to the playthings of children, the reader will begin to appreciate the beauty of their design and their inventiveness. 458 color photographs illustrate the book, each accompanied by an informative caption and the value of the model in today's market. Histories of many companies and important information for collectors is also included.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The definitive guide to HVAC design-thoroughly revised for the latest technologies This fully updated, hands-on guide covers the process of designing a HVAC systems and concisely explains the code requirements and standards for each component, helping you to design safe and efficient HVAC systems. The book illustrates each step in the design process through photographs, drawings, and discussions of pertinent considerations for different types of components and systems. Written by a recognized expert in the field, HVAC Design Sourcebook, Second Edition brings together all of the information needed to understand each type of HVAC component and how they interact as a whole. You will explore complex heating, cooling, and ventilation systems and the codes and standards that govern their use and installation. This new edition has been completely refreshed to align with current industry standards and practices. A brand-new chapter takes a step-by-step look at the design of a real-world HVAC project. * Clearly explains HVAC requirements from the 2018 IMC, 2017 NEC, NFPA 70, and ASHRAE * Highly illustrated with photos and drawings that show proper configurations * Written by an HVAC expert and experienced author
This book covers theoretical foundations of the Natural Gas (NG) installations and networks as a part of building logistic system, illustrated with digital examples. It describes the NG oxidation phenomena and appropriate energy converting devices used in the building's energy centres and basic sizing principals of the related pipe networks. Further, it covers usage of NG devices including system for thermal comfort control, building ventilation, indoor air quality, visual comfort, food preparation and conservation, and hygiene maintenance system. A special attention is given to applications of the NG technological equipment, using gas-driven heat pumps, micro heat and power systems. Aimed at professionals and graduate students in the areas of HVAC, Plumbing, Architecture, Electricians, this book: Presents complex, innovative and systematical approach to NG installations in buildings. Reviews efficient and environmentally sustainable dementalization approach to building energy supply, using NGmHps v/s central energy supply systems. Explains pre-designating calculations of the gas piping networks. Illustrates structures, principals of operation and building project implementations of the modern GN energy converters and transformers as fuel cells (SOFC, MOFC, PEFC) and NG driven heat pumps. Discusses calculation methods derived from professional case studies.
In the climate-controlled buildings of today, moisture problems affect not only the useable life expectancy of the structure, but the comfort and health of the occupants. This reference is the first to apply up-to-date moisture control and treatment techniques in a problem/solution format. Opening with an introductory explanation of the nature and causes of mold, mildew, and condensation, the book gives specific advice on heated, cooled, and combination environments, plus a short course in the dynamics of moisture movement within buildings. Other invaluable coverage includes:
Air that flows uncontrolled through the gaps and cracks of office walls can dramatically increase heat loss to the outside, reducing the energy efficiency of the building, as well as creating uncomfortable draughts and cold spots inside.
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