Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design (GreenSource Books)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 7, 2009 - Architecture - 512 pages
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Design High-Performance Alternative Energy Systems for Buildings

A comprehensive reference for architects and engineers, this GreenSource book provides practical design and installation guidelines for some of the most commercially viable alternative energy technologies. Construction materials, system deployment, typical installations, and environmental impact are covered.

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design includes information on LEED design, energy conservation, and solar power financing and return on investment. Power purchase agreements (PPAs) and national and international carbon cap and trade are also discussed. Valuable appendices contain detailed design data tables and certified equipment listings.

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design covers:

  • Solar power system physics and technologies
  • California solar initiative program
  • Energy conservation
  • Passive heating solar technologies
  • Fuel cell technology
  • Wind energy technologies
  • Ocean energy technologies
  • Hydroelectric and micro-hydro turbine power
  • Geothermal energy
  • Biofuel, biogas, and thermal depolymerization technologies
  • Fission- and fusion-type nuclear power
  • Air pollution abatement
 

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Contents

Climatic and Atmospheric Changes
1
Chapter 2 Energy Systems
19
Chapter 3 Solar Power System Physics and Technologies
23
Chapter 4 California Solar Initiative Program
157
Chapter 5 Energy Conservation
173
Chapter 6 Passive Solar Heating Technologies
223
Chapter 7 Fuel Cell Technology
245
Chapter 8 Wind Energy Technologies
267
Chapter 12 Biofuel Biogas and Thermal Depolymerization Technologies
345
Chapter 13 Fission and FusionType Nuclear Power
375
Chapter 14 Air Pollution Abatement
405
Chapter 15 Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Carbon Trading Economics
421
Unit Conversion and Design Reference Tables
433
Photo Gallery
475
Historical Time Line of Solar Energy
485
Glossary of Renewable Energy Power Systems
493

Chapter 9 Ocean Energy Technologies
287
Chapter 10 Hydroelectric and MicroHydro Turbine Power
307
Chapter 11 Geothermal Energy
333
Bibliography
503
Index
505
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Peter Gevorkian, Ph.D., P.E. is president of Vector Delta Design Group, Inc., an electrical engineering and solar power design consulting firm. He is the author of Sustainable Energy Systems in Architectural Design, Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering, and Solar Power in Building Design.

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