ASHRAE Greenguide

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Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 1933742070
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The ASHRAE GreenGuide was developed primarily to provide guidance to designers of HVAC&R systems in how to participate effectively on design teams charged with producing green buildings"--Provided by publisher.

Sustainable Thermal Storage Systems Planning Design and Operations

Author: Lucas Hyman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071752986
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A practical guide to SUSTAINABLE THERMAL STORAGE SYSTEMS Sustainable Thermal Storage Systems: Planning, Design, and Operations offers proven techniques for reducing energy costs, on-peak demand, capital costs, and pollution using thermal storage systems. Written by an expert in the field, this book discusses sustainability requirements, advantages and disadvantages of various systems, and the relationship among loads, equipment choices, and system selection. Real-world case studies examine chilled water thermal storage and ice thermal storage. Tips for operating a thermal storage plant to maximize investment are also provided in this valuable resource. Comprehensive coverage includes: Applicability and types of thermal storage systems Sensible thermal storage systems Latent thermal storage systems Heating storage systems Thermal storage system sizing Conducting a feasibility study Estimating energy use and analyzing costs Thermal storage design applications Thermal storage tank specifications Operating and control strategies Testing and commissioning requirements Sustainable operations

Heating and Cooling of Buildings

Author: T. Agami Reddy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439899916
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Heating and Cooling of Buildings: Principles and Practice of Energy Efficient Design, Third Edition is structured to provide a rigorous and comprehensive technical foundation and coverage to all the various elements inherent in the design of energy efficient and green buildings. Along with numerous new and revised examples, design case studies, and homework problems, the third edition includes the HCB software along with its extensive website material, which contains a wealth of data to support design analysis and planning. Based around current codes and standards, the Third Edition explores the latest technologies that are central to design and operation of today’s buildings. It serves as an up-to-date technical resource for future designers, practitioners, and researchers wishing to acquire a firm scientific foundation for improving the design and performance of buildings and the comfort of their occupants. For engineering and architecture students in undergraduate/graduate classes, this comprehensive textbook:

Sustainable Construction Processes

Author: Steve Goodhew
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119247950
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This book explores the concepts and practicalities that lead to sustainable construction. It breaks new ground by providing the reader with the underlying principles of how to build sustainably and then assesses many of the tools required for the task. From energy to materials and from procurement to operation, all aspects play their part in turning a theoretically sustainable building project into a reality. There are many guidelines for the designer on how to maximise the sustainability of buildings but this resource text supplements these by focusing on the construction and operational aspects of sustainable buildings, as well as some of the more fundamental design-related considerations. ï¿1⁄2 Offers an excellent text for those learning to construct, design and operate sustainable buildings. ï¿1⁄2 Covers the drivers for sustainable construction, definitions, historical impacts, climate change and global, regional and individual responses. ï¿1⁄2 enables the construction professional to achieve optimum solutions, both in design, process and the aftercare of buildings. ï¿1⁄2 evaluates the effectiveness of different renewable technologies and provides guidance on the practicalities of their use. ï¿1⁄2 Alerts the reader to future trends in this field.

Sustainable Renovation

Author: Lisa Gelfand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470872616
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The complete resource on performing sustainable renovations forboth Historic and modern existing buildings This forward-looking and insightful guide explores how thesustainable renovation of existing buildings presents greatopportunities for initiating extensive changes in the performanceof the built environment. Great examples of existing buildingupgrades are examined, illustrating how to do sustainablerenovations, along with current design approaches for radicallyimproving the functionality of existing prewar, postwar, and latemodern buildings. Sustainable Renovation saves its key focusfor institutional and commercial buildings, but discusses thechallenges they pose within a global scope that encompasses allbuilding practices. Some of the discussions in this bookinclude: The significance of energy and resource demands by the buildingsector and the urgency of reducing loads in existing buildings Management, design, and construction approaches to achieve majormodernization in occupied buildings International case studies that focus on methods and benefits ofsuccessful sustainable transformations of existing buildingperformance Repurposing buildings to preserve style and add performanceremains a work in progress as designers and builders discover newmethods for improving sustainable practices and standards. Withincremental modernization and operations strategies available forimmediate implementation, this book demonstrates the different waysof thinking necessary when considering and attempting theintegration of sustainable concepts into existingbuildings—and enables readers to rethink the world that'sbuilt around them.

Cogeneration combined Heat and Power CHP

Author: J. H. Horlock
Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780894649288
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This text provides an introduction to all aspects of combined heat and power (CHP) thermodynamics, design, economics and utilization. Emphasis is placed on the performance of CHP plants compared to conventional plants, and the economic considerations in combined heat and power utilization. There are many CHP installations in commission and, where applicable, the text describes practical examples of CHP use.

Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings

Author: Paul Appleby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136539840
Format: PDF, ePub
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Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings aims to provide a guide to members of design and masterplanning teams on how to deliver sustainable development and buildings cost effectively, meeting current and emerging UK and international statutory and planning requirements. Using a series of case histories and examples from the author's ten years of providing sustainability advisory services the book sets out a clear and understandable strategy that deals with all aspects of sustainable design and construction and the implications for delivery, costs, saleability and long term operation. The extensive scope includes all aspects of environmental, social and economic sustainability, including strategies to reduce carbon emissions and the impact of climate change. Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings appeared in the Cambridge Top 40 Sustainability Books of 2010.

ASHRAE Greenguide

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Publisher: Ashrae
ISBN: 9781939200808
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Provides information on green-building design. Concerned with sustainable, high-performance projects"--

Shallow Geothermal Systems

Author: Deutsche Gesellschaft f?r Geotechnik e.V. / German Geotechnical Society
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3433031401
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The recommendations summarise the state of the art. Their aim is the proper exploitation of the ground for geothermal purposes without adversely affecting the ground or the groundwater on the one hand and the operation of the system and nearby buildings on the other. The recommendations should be used during consulting, design, installation and operation in order to achieve optimum and sustainable use of the ground at a specific location. Authorities responsible for supervising and approving projects can use the recommendations as a guide when taking decisions and making stipulations. The Geothermal Energy Study Group was set up in Bochum in 2004 and became the joint DGGV/DGGT study group in 2007. Some 20 specialists from universities, authorities and engineering consultants are active in the group and meet two or three times a year.