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A handbook on low-energy buildings and district-energy systems : fundamentals, techniques and examples

Author: Leslie Daryl Danny Harvey
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2006.
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Winner of Choice Magazine - Outstanding Academic Titles for 2007. 'I predict that it will become the "bible" of the field ... In my career, it's been difficult to spot a future classic even before it was published, but this is such a classic'. Mark D. Levine, Director, Energy Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA. 'Explains in an easily understandable but not trivial way the factors that affect energy  Read more...
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Harvey, Leslie Daryl Danny, 1956-
Handbook on low-energy buildings and district-energy systems.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2006
(DLC) 2005034875
(OCoLC)62493311
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Daryl Danny Harvey
ISBN: 9781849770293 1849770298 128178155X 9781281781550
OCLC Number: 74808552
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 701 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Environmental and energy-security imperatives --
Energy basics, climate and meteorological data, organizational strategy --
Thermal envelope and building shape, form, and orientation --
Heating systems --
Heat pumps --
Cooling loads and cooling devices --
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems --
Domestic hot water --
Lighting --
Appliances, consumer electronics, and office equipment --
Active collection and transformation of solar and wind energy --
Comparison of embodied energy, operating energy, and associated greenhouse gas emissions --
Demonstrated energy savings in advanced new buildings and the role of the design process --
Energy savings through retrofits of existing buildings --
Community-integrated energy system --
Summary and conclusions.
Responsibility: L.D. Danny Harvey.
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Buildings account for over one third of global energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Reducing energy use by buildings is therefore an essential part of any strategy to reduce  Read more...

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