The Passivhaus Designer s Manual

Author: Christina J. Hopfe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317536916
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Passivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world, with almost 50,000 buildings realised to date. Applicable to both domestic and non-domestic building types, the strength of Passivhaus lies in the simplicity of the concept. As European and global energy directives move ever closer towards Zero (fossil) Energy standards, Passivhaus provides a robust ‘fabric first’ approach from which to make the next step. The Passivhaus Designers Manual is the most comprehensive technical guide available to those wishing to design and build Passivhaus and Zero Energy Buildings. As a technical reference for architects, engineers and construction professionals The Passivhaus Designers Manual provides: State of the art guidance for anyone designing or working on a Passivhaus project; In depth information on building services, including high performance ventilation systems and ultra-low energy heating and cooling systems; Holistic design guidance encompassing: daylight design, ecological materials, thermal comfort, indoor air quality and economics; Practical advice on procurement methods, project management and quality assurance; Renewable energy systems suitable for Passivhaus and Zero Energy Buildings; Practical case studies from the UK, USA, and Germany amongst others; Detailed worked examples to show you how it’s done and what to look out for; Expert advice from 20 world renowned Passivhaus designers, architects, building physicists and engineers. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 200 full colour illustrations, and presented by two highly experienced specialists, this is your one-stop shop for comprehensive practical information on Passivhaus and Zero Energy buildings.

Buildings and Landmarks of Medieval Europe The Middle Ages Revealed

Author: James B. Tschen-Emmons
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841829
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Through the use of images, diagrams, and detailed descriptions, this book enables readers to appreciate how the construction, design, and function of famous structures inform our understanding of societies of the past. • Supplies fascinating and interactive ways to learn about these buildings and the motivations of the people who created them • Spotlights buildings and structures that are visually compelling as well as historically significant in order to heighten readers' interest in the content • Ideally suited to support the emerging set of Common Core Standards for Social Studies that specifically calls for students to learn how to integrate information from diverse formats and media • Includes photographs of medieval buildings with descriptions and historical analysis, sidebars with additional info and primary sources, illustrations, a bibliography, and a glossary

Islam and Christianity

Author: Dr. Muhammad Ali Alkhuli
Publisher: دار الفلاح للنشر والتوزيع‎
ISBN: 9957401548
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book compares Islam and Christianity concerning authenticity, God, Jesus, creeds, worship, ethics, and legislation.

How to Design and Build a Green Office Building

Author: Jackie Bondanza
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601382413
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this book, you will learn how to protect the building occupants' health, improve employee productivity, use resources more efficiently, reduce your impact on the environment, select a site for a new building, protect and maintain the current landscape, use recycled content and natural lighting, install high-efficiency lighting systems, select heating and cooling systems and materials, and use dimensional planning and material efficiency strategies. You will also learn everything you need to know about water savings, energy efficiency, environmentally friendly building materials, indoor environmental quality, building shape and orientation, alternative energy sources, dual plumbing, green building guidelines, gray water systems, water-conserving fixtures, the costs and financial benefits of building green, foundations, floors, and roofing.

Cultural Perceptions of Violence in the Hellenistic World

Author: Michael Champion
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 135180331X
Format: PDF
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Violence had long been central to the experience of Hellenistic Greek cities and to their civic discourses. This volume asks how these discourses were shaped and how they functioned within the particular cultural constructs of the Hellenistic world. It was a period in which warfare became more professionalised, and wars increasingly ubiquitous. The period also saw major changes in political structures that led to political and cultural experimentation and transformation in which the political and cultural heritage of the classical city-state encountered the new political principles and cosmopolitan cultures of Hellenism. Finally, and in a similar way, it saw expanded opportunities for cultural transfer in cities through (re)constructions of urban space. Violence thus entered the city through external military and political shocks, as well as within emerging social hierarchies and civic institutions. Such factors also inflected economic activity, religious practices and rituals, and the artistic, literary and philosophical life of the polis.


Author: Victor P. Hamilton
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441240098
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Victor Hamilton, a highly regarded Old Testament scholar with over thirty years' experience in the classroom, offers a comprehensive exegesis of the book of Exodus. Written in a clear and accessible style, this major, up-to-date, evangelical, exegetical commentary opens up the riches of the book of Exodus. Hamilton relates Exodus to the rest of Scripture and includes his own translation of the text. This commentary will be valued by professors and students of the Old Testament as well as pastors.

The Complaint of Peace

Author: Desiderius Erasmus
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596050195
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Desiderus Erasmus was one of the greatest scholars of all time. He lived at the time of the Renaissance, in the late 15th to early 16th centuries, a period of profound change, and a time when every European nation managed to go to war with another European nation. "The Complaint of Peace" grew from his reaction to his warlike times. His desire for peace permeates his work. Now, 500 years later, Peace's words still retain their relevance.

Constituting the Community

Author: Samuel Dean McBride
Publisher: Eisenbrauns
ISBN: 1575060787
Format: PDF, Docs
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This fresh collection of essays honors the life and work of Professor Dean McBride. Revolving around the theme of polity in ancient Israel, this festschrift addresses many aspects of ancient Israelite society, organization, and political affairs. The 15 contributors discuss themes such as "justice," "self-definition," "ethnicity," "constitutionalism," "reform," and "community," as understood over the course of time in the books of Moses, the Prophets, and the Writings.

Popular Medicine in Graeco Roman Antiquity Explorations

Author: William V. Harris
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004326049
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Popular Medicine in Graeco-Roman Antiquity: Explorations an international group of scholars aims to give a fresh start to the study of the wide range of practices that people in Antiquity actually engaged in when they were faced with ill health.