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Oversight of the GSA and energy efficiency in public buildings

Oversight of the GSA and energy efficiency in public buildings : hearing before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, April 22, 2009. For More Info and Amazon Sale Price Click Here

19. September 2017 by Ben S
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Heating and Cooling of Buildings: Design for Efficiency, Revised Second Edition (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series)

The art and the science of building systems design evolve continuously as designers, practitioners, and researchers all endeavor to improve the performance of buildings and the comfort and productivity of their occupants. Retaining coverage from the original second edition while … Continue reading

15. September 2017 by Ben S
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Energy Efficient Buildings with Solar and Geothermal Resources

A modern and unique perspective on solar and geothermal technologies for heating and cooling buildings This book will have a broad appeal reaching practising engineers in the industry as well as students. With introductory sections for each technology described, material … Continue reading

31. August 2017 by Ben S
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Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy)

Almost half of the total energy produced in the developed world is inefficiently used to heat, cool, ventilate and control humidity in buildings, to meet the increasingly high thermal comfort levels demanded by occupants. The utilisation of advanced materials and … Continue reading

15. July 2017 by Ben S
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An Introduction to Energy Efficiency Lighting Upgrades for Buildings

This publication provides introductory technical guidance for electrical engineers and other professional engineers, construction managers and building managers interested in design and construction of building upgrades to improve the energy efficiency of lighting systems while maintaining or improving illumination quality. … Continue reading

29. April 2017 by Ben S
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Cost Optimal and Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB): Definitions, Calculation Principles and Case Studies (Green Energy and Technology)

This book introduces technical definitions, system boundaries, energy calculation methods and input data for setting primary energy based minimum/cost optimal and nZEB requirements in national energy frames. Offers five case studies of nZEB office buildings. For More Info and Amazon … Continue reading

28. March 2017 by Ben S
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Energy-Efficient Electrical Systems for Buildings (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series)

Energy-Efficient Electrical Systems for Buildings offers a systematic and practical analysis and design approaches for electrical distribution and utilization systems in buildings. In addition to meeting the minimal safety requirements set by the National Electrical Code (NEC), the design approach … Continue reading

09. March 2017 by Ben S
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Smart Buildings: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology to Improve Energy-Efficiency and Environmental Performance (Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering)

Smart Buildings: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology to Improve Energy Efficiency and Environmental Performance presents a thorough analysis of the latest advancements in construction materials and building design that are applied to maximize building efficiency in both new and existing buildings. … Continue reading

28. December 2016 by Ben S
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An Introduction to Heating and Cooling Upgrades for Buildings for Energy Efficiency

This publication provides introductory technical guidance for mechanical engineers and other professional engineers, construction managers and building managers interested in energy efficiency improvements for building air conditioning systems. Here is what is discussed: 1. OVERVIEW, 2. CENTRAL COOLING SYSTEMS, 3. … Continue reading

17. December 2016 by Ben S
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An Introduction to Air Distribution System Upgrades for Buildings for Energy Efficiency

This publication provides introductory technical guidance for mechanical engineers and other professional engineers and construction managers interested in energy efficiency upgrades for air conditioning systems in buildings. Here is what is discussed: 1. OVERVIEW OF AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS , 2. … Continue reading

15. November 2016 by Ben S
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A Handbook on Low-Energy Buildings and District-Energy Systems: Fundamentals, Techniques and Examples

Winner of Choice Magazine – Outstanding Academic Titles for 2007 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 … Continue reading

12. November 2016 by Ben S
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An Introduction to Heating and Cooling Upgrades for Buildings for Energy Efficiency

This publication provides introductory technical guidance for mechanical engineers and other professional engineers, construction managers and plant managers interested in the design and construction of improvements for building heating and cooling equipment such as boilers and chillers. Here is what … Continue reading

22. September 2016 by Ben S
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An Introduction to Air Distribution System Upgrades for Buildings for Energy Efficiency

This publication provides introductory technical guidance for mechanical engineers and other professional engineers and construction managers interested in design and construction of energy efficiency improvements for air distribution systems in buildings. Here is what is discussed: 1. OVERVIEW OF AIR … Continue reading

20. September 2016 by Ben S
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Energy Performance of Residential Buildings: A Practical Guide for Energy Rating and Efficiency

Energy Rating is a crucial consideration in modern building design, affirmed by the new EC Directive on the energy performance of buildings. Energy represents a high percentage of the running costs of a building, and has a significant impact on … Continue reading

31. August 2016 by Ben S
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Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

Almost half of the total energy produced in the developed world is inefficiently used to heat, cool, ventilate and control humidity in buildings, to meet the increasingly high thermal comfort levels demanded by occupants. The utilisation of advanced materials and … Continue reading

23. August 2016 by Ben S
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Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy)

A review of advanced materials and sustainable technologies for applicable for improving the building environment, this book examines fundamental building physics and occupant comfort, from heat and mass transport, hygrothermal behavior, and ventilation, on the thermal comfort and health and … Continue reading

24. July 2016 by Ben S
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Assessment of Residential Buildings’ Performances: in terms of life cycle energy and cost efficiency

Energy, economic and environmental performance of residential buildings which are highly responsible for the energy consumed globally and for CO2 release associated with energy consumption should be assessed and solution suggestions to reduce their energy consumption should be developed. It … Continue reading

09. June 2016 by Ben S
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Chasing Sacred Air: A Common Sense Guide to Energy Efficiency in Sacred Buildings

As an energy efficiency specialist Monroe is continually challenged by the process of bringing practical building science to individuals and organizations who do not normally deal with technical subjects. With this book, he has undertaken to provide a straightforward “translation” … Continue reading

22. April 2016 by Ben S
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Spatial Planning as a Driver for Change in Residential Energy Consumption: A Local-Scale Approach Towards Energy Efficiency for Buildings and Mobility … in Applied Sciences and Technology)

Presenting in-depth information on the role of spatial planning as a driver for change in residential energy consumption at the local/neighbourhood level, this book provides readers with novel insights into the potential offered by local-level efforts and the value of … Continue reading

20. April 2016 by Ben S
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Net Zero Energy Buildings: Case Studies and Lessons Learned

This book presents 18 in-depth case studies of net zero energy buildings―low-energy building that generate as much energy as they consume over the course of a year―for a range of project types, sizes, and U.S. climate zones. Each case study … Continue reading

11. April 2016 by Ben S
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Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings

Reach your goals of measurable energy savings in any commercial building “Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings” offers complete coverage of energy assessments, as well as the resulting improvements that can reduce energy use and carbon emissions. Written by … Continue reading

07. April 2016 by Ben S
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Energy Efficiency Solutions for Historic Buildings

This book holistically summarizes the principles of corrective maintenance and energy retrofitting of historic and listed buildings, from diagnosis to intervention: asset preservation, user comfort, and energy efficiency. Constructions, calculations, and test series created by an interdisciplinary team of researchers … Continue reading

01. April 2016 by Ben S
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Energy Efficiency Guide for Existing Commercial Buildings: Technical Implementation (Advanced Energy Design Guide)

The Energy Efficiency Guide for Existing Commercial Buildings: Technical Implementation provides specific and practical energy efficiency measures that will help achieve the goal of building sustainability while reducing energy costs. Intended for building engineers and managers with a working knowledge … Continue reading

17. March 2016 by Ben S
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Energy Efficiency Guide for Existing Commercial Buildings: The Business Case for Building Owners and Managers

The first installment of a three-part series, this Guide presents the business case for energy efficiency to building owners and managers. It provides the rationale for making economic decisions to improve and sustain energy efficiency in existing buildings. It helps … Continue reading

31. January 2016 by Ben S
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Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings: The Louroujina Case

The theoretical and practical effects of global climate change have now attained a cusp, such that the ravages can no longer be ignored or overemphasized. Today, our human edifices – both private and public – are known to be consuming … Continue reading

16. January 2016 by Ben S
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