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Mechanical and electrical equipment for buildings

Author: Walter T Grondzik; Alison G Kwok
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 12EView all editions and formats
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The definitive guide to environmental control systems, updated with emerging technology and trends The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grondzik, Walter T.
Mechanical and electrical equipment for buildings.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014
(DLC) 2013042724
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter T Grondzik; Alison G Kwok
ISBN: 9781118867181 1118867181 9781118862285 1118862287
OCLC Number: 867852772
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART I THE BUILDING DESIGN CONTEXT; Chapter 1 Design Process; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Design Intent; 1.3 Design Criteria; 1.4 Methods and Tools; 1.5 Validation and Evaluation; (a) Conventional Validation/Evaluation Approaches; (b) Commissioning; (c) Case Studies; 1.6 Influences on the Design Process; (a) Codes and Standards; (b) Costs; (c) Passive and Active Approaches; (d) Energy Efficiency; (e) Passive House Performance; (f) Net-Zero Energy; (g) Green Building Design Strategies; (h) Carbon-Neutral Design. (I) Design Strategies for Sustainability(j) Regenerative Design Strategies; 1.7 A Philosophy of Design; (a) Let Nature Do the Work; (b) Consider Nature As Both Model and Context; (c) Aggregate Rather Than Isolate; (d) Match Technology to the Need; (e) Seek Common Solutions to Disparate Problems; (f) Shape the Form to Guide the Flow; (g) Shape the Form to Manifest the Process; (h) Use Information to Replace Power; (i) Provide Multiple Pathways; (j) Manage Storage; 1.8 Lessons from the Field; 1.9 Case Study-Design Process; References and Resources; Chapter 2 Environmental Resources. 2.1 Introduction2.2 Energy; 2.3 Water; 2.4 Materials; (a) Embodied Energy; (b) Recycled or Virgin Material; 2.5 Design Challenges; (a) Design for Building Recycling; (b) Design for Energy Transition; (c) Design for the Information Age; (d) Design for Transportation; 2.6 How Are We Doing?; 2.7 Case Study-Design Process and Environmental Resources; References and Resources; Chapter 3 Sites and Resources; 3.1 Climates; 3.2 Climates within Climates; 3.3 Buildings and Sites; 3.4 Analyzing the Site; 3.5 Site Design Strategies; 3.6 Direct Sun and Daylight; (a) Access to Light and Sun. (B) Charting the Sun(c) The "Band of Sun"; (d) Skylines and Winter Sun; (e) Sun and Shadows: Model Techniques; (f) Controlling Solar Reflections; 3.7 Sound and Airflow; (a) Noise; (b) Air Pollution; (c) Wind Control; (d) Ventilation and Cooling; (e) Wind, Daylight, and Sun; 3.8 Rain and Groundwater; 3.9 Plants; 3.10 Case Study-Site and Resource Design; References and Resources; PART II DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS; Chapter 4 Thermal Comfort; 4.1 The Body and Heat; (a) Metabolism; (b) Heat Flow; (c) Clothing; 4.2 Psychrometry; 4.3 Thermal Comfort; (a) Comfort Standards. (B) Passive Building Comfort Standards(c) Localized Comfort; (d) Evaluating Comfort; (e) Passive House Comfort; References and Resources; Chapter 5 Indoor Air Quality; 5.1 Indoor Air Quality and Building Design; 5.2 Pollutant Sources and Impacts; (a) Odors; (b) Irritants; (c) Toxic Particulate Substances; (d) Biological Contaminants; (e) Radon and Soil Gases; 5.3 Predicting Indoor Air Quality; (a) Ventilation Rate; (b) Testing; 5.4 Zoning for IAQ; 5.5 Passive and Low-Energy Approaches for Control of IAQ; (a) Windows; (b) Stack Effect; (c) Under-Slab Ventilation; (d) Preheating Ventilation Air.
Responsibility: Walter T. Grondzik, Architectural Engineer, Ball State University ; Alison G. Kwok, Professor of Architecture, University of Oregon.

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