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To capitalize on today's rapidly evolving, specialized
technologies, architects, 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 you take advantage of design innovations and construction
strategies that maximize the comfort, safety, and energy efficiency
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 today's 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 world's
environment. The Building Environment goes beyond the ABCs of HVAC
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.
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