A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering: An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance

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Earthscan, 2009 - Architecture - 435 pages
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The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection, focusing mostly on energy and ventilation, provides the current and next generation of building engineering professionals with what they need to work closely with many disciplines to meet these challenges.A Handbook of Sustainable Building Engineering covers: how to design, engineer and monitor a building in a manner that minimises the emissions of greenhouse gases; how to adapt the environment, fabric and services of existing and new buildings to climate change; how to improve the environment in and around buildings to provide better health, comfort, security and productivity; and provides crucial expertise on monitoring the performance of buildings once they are occupied. The authors explain the principles behind built environment engineering, and offer practical guidance through international case studies.

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Dejan Mumovic is a Lecturer in Environmental Design and Engineering at the Bartlett, University College London (UCL), a member of the Complex Built Environment Systems (CBES) research group, and cofounder of IBPSA-England and CIBSE School Design Group. Mat Santamouris is an Associate Professor of Energy Physics at University of Athens and Visiting Professor to the School of Architecture, Low Energy Unit at University of North London, UK. Contributing authors include some of the world s leading authorities across the field of built environment from the UK, USA, Belgium, Greece, Slovenia, Germany, Serbia, Italy, Denmark and Finland.

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