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The Building Environment - Active and Passive Control Systems 3e

Author/EditorBradshaw, V ~~ (Author)
ISBN: 9780471689652
Pub Date16/06/2006
BindingHardback
Pages592
Edition3rd Ed
Dimensions (mm)286(h) * 224(w) * 32(d)
Architects, designers, builders, and contractors must all work together to plan the mechanical and electrical equipment that controls the indoor environment of a building. Building Control Systems is the one guide that helps everyone better use the design and construction strategies that make safe, energy-efficient buildings.
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Get the updated guide to active and passive control systems for buildings. 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 of buildings. 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 and covers: * 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. Visit the companion Web site at www.wiley.com/go/bradshaw.

Get the updated guide to active and passive control systems for buildings. 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 of buildings. 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 and covers: * 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. Visit the companion Web site at www.wiley.com/go/bradshaw.

VAUGHN BRADSHAW, PE, is a former instructor in the School of Architecture at Washington University.

Preface. Introduction. PART 1: THERMAL CONTROL CONCEPTS. Chapter 1: Human Comfort and Health Requirements. Human Physiology. Heat Balance. Metabolism. Clothing. Environmental Factors. Thermal Comfort Standards. Temperature and Humidity Extremes. Air Quality and Quantity. Chapter 2: Thermodynamic Principles. Heat Transfer. Psychrometrics. Chapter 3: Thermal Dynamics of Buildings. Heat Gain and Loss. Thermal Mass Dynamics. Moisture Problems. Chapter 4: Load Calculations. Heating and Cooling Loads. Selecting Design Temperature and Humidity Conditions. Solar Gain Through Fenestration. Heat Transmission Through the Building Envelope. Internal Loads. Outside Air. Annual Energy Use Calculations. PART 2: THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEMS. Chapter 5: A Building's Impact on the Environment. Ozone Depletion. Global Warming. Energy Conservation. Green Design/Sustainable Design. Case Study. Chapter 6: Active HVAC Systems. Central Heat Sources. Central Cooling Sources. Distribution Media. Delivery Devices. Localized Exhaust Systems. Heat Recovery. Thermal Storage. Automatic Controls. Noise and Vibration. District Heating and Cooling. Chapter 7: Passive Methods. Load Reductions. Passive Solar Heating. Passive Cooling. Case Study. PART 3: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS. Chapter 8: Lighting. Principles of Illumination. Electrical Lighting. Daylighting. Emergency Lighting. Outdoor Lighting. Chapter 9: Normal Electrical Service. Loads. Service Entrance. Interior Distribution. Battery Power Supply. Utility Demand Management. Chapter 10: On-Site Power Generation. Thermal-Source Generation. Wind Turbines. Solar Photovoltaic Cells. Hydropower. Chapter 11: Special Systems. Signal Systems. Conveying Systems. PART 4: OTHER PIPED SYSTEMS. Chapter 12: Plumbing Systems. Water Supply. Plumbing Fixtures. Sanitary Piping. Stormwater Drainage. Chapter 13: Fire Protection. Detection and Alarm Systems. Exits: Means of Egress. Compartmentation. Smoke Control. Fire Suppression. PART 5: RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES. Chapter 14: Architectural Acoustics. Sound Theory. Room Acoustics. Sound Isolation. Chapter 15: Building Commissioning. The Commissioning Plan. Applicable Systems and Equipment. Chapter 16: Design Economics. Payback Period. Life-Cycle Cost. Rate of Return. Comparative Value Analysis. Other Considerations. Appendix. Index.

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