Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 7, 2012 - Architecture - 256 pages
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Practical solutions for sustainability

In this timely guide, one of the world's leaders in advanced building technology implementation shows architects and engineers proven and practical methods for implementing these technologies in sustainably-designed buildings. Because of the very limited time architects are given from being awarded a project to concept design, this book offers clear and workable solutions for implementing solar energy, radiant heating and cooling floors, displacement ventilation, net zero, and more. It provides helpful tips and suggestions for architects and engineers to work together on implementing these technologies, along with many innovative possibilities for developing a truly integrated design. This book also explores and explains the many benefits of advanced technologies, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, lower operating costs, noise reduction, improved indoor air quality, and more. In addition, Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability:

  • Offers detailed coverage of solar energy systems, thermal energy storage, geothermal systems, high-performance envelopes, chilled beams, under-floor air distribution, displacement induction units, and much more
  • Provides case studies of projects using advanced technologies and demonstrates their implementation in a variety of contexts and building types
  • Covers the implementation of advanced technologies in office towers, large residential buildings, hospitals, schools, dormitories, theaters, colleges, and more

Complete with a clear and insightful explanation of the requirements for and benefits of acquiring the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification, Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability is an important resource for architects, engineers, developers, and contractors involved in sustainable projects using advanced technologies.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
QUALITY OF LIFE BENEFITS
FINITE FOSSIL FUEL RESOURCES
GREENHOUSE GASES
PROFITS AND SAVINGS FROM ENERGY EFFICIENCY
NEW LEED VERSION 2009
BUILDING ENERGY ENDUSE SPLITS PEOPLE USE ENERGY
CARBON FOOTPRINT
APPLICATIONS
CHAPTER 7
ENGAGING AND NONENGAGING ENVELOPES
ANSI AND ASHRAE 901
GLAZING CHARACTERISTICS
HOW TO EXCEED THE MANDATORY CODE PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 8
RENEWABLE ENERGY STORAGE

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
CHAPTER 2
INTRODUCTION
WHY RADIANT COOLING?
APPLICATIONS
RADIANT COOLING AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION
CHAPTER 3
CONVENTIONAL OR MIXEDAIR SYSTEMS
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DISPLACEMENT AND UNDERFLOOR AIR DISTRIBUTION UFAD
LARGE PUBLIC SPACES CAFETERIAS DINING HALLS EXHIBIT SPACES
CHAPTER 4
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION AND TECHNOLOGY
TYPES OF CHILLED BEAMS
CHILLED BEAM APPLICATIONS
CHILLED BEAM USE WITH UNDERFLOOR AIR DISTRIBUTION UFAD APPLICATIONS
CHAPTER 5
VALIDATION OF UFAD DESIGNS WITH CFD ANALYSIS
IMPACT ON BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 6
BENEFITS OF DISPLACEMENT INDUCTION UNITS
HISTORY OF INDUCTION UNITS
CONVENTIONAL AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
NONRENEWABLE ENERGY STORAGE
CHAPTER 9
HARVESTING SOLAR ENERGY
SOLAR ENERGY IN NETZERO BUILDINGS
IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF THE BUILDING AND ITS MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
REDUCE CONSUMPTION
CHAPTER 10
GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS
TYPES OF HEAT PUMPS
CHAPTER 11
OTHER APPLICATIONS OF COGENERATION
COGENERATION TECHNOLOGIES
MICROCOGENERATION OR COMBINED HEAT AND POWER MICROCHP
CHAPTER 12
TOP TEN TRENDS IN DATA CENTERS
TECHNOLOGIES THAT CAN BENEFIT DATA CENTER EFFICIENCY
OFFICE BUILDING APPLICATIONS
AIR MANAGEMENT IN THE DATA CENTER
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ASIF SYED, PE, LEED-AP, is currently a partner at AKF Engineers and was a senior vice president at Flack + Kurtz until 2003. Syed is responsible for the design and analysis of mechanical systems including advanced building technologies, energy analysis, life-cycle costs, cost-effective energy-saving strategies, and sustainable design. He has worked on several LEED projects for commercial property developers, where he introduced pragmatic and cost-effective energy-saving strategies.

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