Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings
Presents basic theory and design guidelines while covering systems and equipment. Emphasizes conservation of resources and the use of renewable energy sources as well as rapid decision making and integration with other aspects of design. Much more comprehensive than previous editions: includes site design, water, waste, electricity, elevators, etc. It is the recommended reference for the national architectural licensing examinations (NCARB).
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