Название: Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 12th Edition Автор: Walter T. Grondzik, Alison G. Kwok Издательство: Wiley Год: 2014 ISBN: 9781118867181 Формат: pdf Страниц: 1856 Размер: 215 mb Язык: English
Environmental control systems are the components of a building that keep occupants comfortable and help make the building work. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings covers both active controls, like air conditioners and heaters, as well as passive controls like daylighting and natural ventilation. Because these systems comprise the entire energy use and costs of a building's life, the book stresses the importance of sustainability considerations during the design process, by both architects and builders. Authored by two leading green design educators, MEEB provides the most current information on low-energy architecture, including topics like:
– Context, comfort, and environmental resources – Indoor air quality and thermal control – Illumination, acoustics, and electricity – Fire protection, signal systems, and transportation
Occupant comfort and building usability are the most critical factors in the success of a building design, and with environmental concerns mounting, it's becoming more and more important to approach projects from a sustainable perspective from the very beginning. As the definitive guide to environmental control systems for over 75 years, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is a complete resource for students and professionals alike.