Modern Hydronic Heating: For Residential and Light Commercial Buildings

Author: John Siegenthaler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428335153

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 640

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From simple applications to multi-load / multi-temperature systems, learn how to use the newest and most appropriate hydronic heating methods and hardware to create system the deliver the ultimate in heating comfort, reliability, and energy efficiency. Heavily illustrated with product and installation photos, and hundreds of detailed full-color schematics, MODERN HYDRONIC HEATING, 3rd EDITION is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive reference on hydronic heating for the present and future. It transforms engineering-level design information into practical tools that can be used by technical students and heating professional alike. This revised edition features the latest design and installation techniques for residential and light commercial hydronic systems including use of renewable energy heat sources, hydraulic separation, smart circulators, distribution efficiency, thermal accumulators, mixing methods, heat metering, and web-enabled control methods. Everyone involved in the heating trade will benefit from this preeminent resource of the North American heating industry. It is well-suited for use in a formal education course, self-study, or as an on the job reference. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Heating with Renewable Energy

Author: John Siegenthaler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285075609

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 864

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Whether you are preparing for a career in the building trades or are already a professional contractor, this practical book will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to merge renewable heat sources (such as solar thermal collectors, hydronic heat pumps, and wood-fired boilers) with the latest hydronics hardware and low temperature distribution systems to assemble efficient and reliable heating systems. Easy to understand and packed with full color illustrations that provide detailed piping and control schematics and how to information you'll use on every renewable energy system, this one-of-a-kind book will help you diversify your expertise over a wide range of heat sources. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Architectural Graphic Standards

Author: American Institute of Architects,Keith E. Hedges

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119312736

Category: Architecture

Page: 688

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The gold-standard design and documentation reference for students Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition condenses key information from the definitive industry reference to provide students with a powerful learning resource. Covering design and documentation for a variety of projects, this book offers extensive visuals backed by expert discussion to prepare students for work in a modern professional practice. This new 12th edition has been significantly updated to provide the latest information on important architectural developments and movements, with detailed coverage of sustainability, economy, technology, and more alongside current building standards and best practices. The companion website features sample curricula, student exercises, and classroom projects to aid the understanding of developing designers, and links to additional resources include professional associations, manufacturers' websites, and architectural articles to help students stay up-to-date as the field continues to evolve. Architectural Graphic Standards is the gold-standard reference for practicing architects, engineers, and builders; this Student Edition introduces key elements in a way that's relevant to the budding designer, along with ancillary materials that facilitate internalization. Delve into the design and documentation process for building materials and elements, as used in today's real-world practice Discover the latest advances in sustainability, digital fabrication, building information modeling, and more Learn the building standards and best practices for a wide variety of architectural details Examine thousands of illustrations, richly detailed graphics, PowerPoint slides, and links to additional resources Simply "knowing" graphic and documentation standards is not enough; future architects and engineers must develop an instinctual understanding and reflexive use of much of this material. Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition provides the depth and breadth of coverage they need, and the expert guidance that will help them succeed.
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The Solar House

Passive Heating and Cooling

Author: Daniel D. Chiras

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580158

Category: House & Home

Page: 286

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Passive solar heating and passive cooling—approaches known as natural conditioning—provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight and ventilation from breezes is free for the taking, few modern architects or builders really understand the principles involved. Now Dan Chiras, author of the popular book The Natural House, brings those principles up to date for a new generation of solar enthusiasts. The techniques required to heat and cool a building passively have been used for thousands of years. Early societies such as the Native American Anasazis and the ancient Greeks perfected designs that effectively exploited these natural processes. The Greeks considered anyone who didn't use passive solar to heat a home to be a barbarian! In the United States, passive solar architecture experienced a major resurgence of interest in the 1970s in response to crippling oil embargoes. With grand enthusiasm but with scant knowledge (and sometimes little common sense), architects and builders created a wide variety of solar homes. Some worked pretty well, but looked more like laboratories than houses. Others performed poorly, overheating in the summer because of excessive or misplaced windows and skylights, and growing chilly in the colder months because of insufficient thermal mass and insulation and poor siting. In The Solar House, Dan Chiras sets the record straight on the vast potential for passive heating and cooling. Acknowledging the good intentions of misguided solar designers in the past, he highlights certain egregious—and entirely avoidable—errors. More importantly, Chiras explains in methodical detail how today's home builders can succeed with solar designs. Now that energy efficiency measures including higher levels of insulation and multi-layered glazing have become standard, it is easier than ever before to create a comfortable and affordable passive solar house that will provide year-round comfort in any climate. Moreover, since modern building materials and airtight construction methods sometimes result in air-quality and even toxicity problems, Chiras explains state-of-the-art ventilation and filtering techniques that complement the ancient solar strategies of thermal mass and daylighting. Chiras also explains the new diagnostic aids available in printed worksheet or software formats, allowing readers to generate their own design schemes.
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Planning and Urban Design Standards

Author: American Planning Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471475815

Category: Architecture

Page: 752

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From the publishers of Architectural Graphic Standards, this book, created under the auspices of The American Planning Association, is the most comprehensive reference book on urban planning, design, and development available today. Contributions from more than two hundred renowned professionals provide rules of thumb and best practices for mitigating such environmental impacts as noise, traffic, aesthetics, preservation of green space and wildlife, water quality, and more. You get in-depth information on the tools and techniques used to achieve planning and design outcomes, including economic analysis, mapping, visualization, legal foundations, and real estate developments. Thousands of illustrations, examples of custom work by today?s leading planners, and insider information make this work the new standard in the field. Order your copy today.
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Solar Energy: Engineering of Solar Energy Systems

Author: Stanislav Kolisnychenko

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 3038269425

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 4628

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The main advantages of solar energy are inexhaustibility and wide accessibility, as well as the relative environmental friendliness of its transformation into other forms of energy. The widespread use of solar energy requires the creation of functionally complete systems which convert solar energy into an element of a given technological process. The collection “Engineering of Solar Energy Systems” consists of papers published by Trans Tech Publications Inc. from 2010 to 2014 inclusive and covers a wide range of advanced achievements in the field of creating and designing systems for technological use of solar energy. The compiled scientific papers are presented in eight chapters: Chapter 1: Solar Systems for Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Chapter 2: Solar Energy in Environmental Treatment and Water Desalination Chapter 3: Solar Hydrogen Production Chapter 4: Systems for Electricity Supply Based on Solar Energy Chapter 5: Design of Components and Equipment for Solar Systems Chapter 6: Mechatronics, Control and Automation in Solar Energetics Chapter 7: Integration of Solar Technologies in the Architecture of Buildings Chapter 8: Engineering Management in Solar Energetics, which cover many aspects of scientific and engineering activities.
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Green Architecture (GreenSource Books)

Advanced Technolgies and Materials

Author: Osman Attmann

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071625012

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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The Definitive Guide to Green Architecture Written by an architect specializing in green materials and methods, this GreensSource book presents all of the information you need to design efficient, environmentally friendly, economical, and sustainable buildings. Green Architecture surveys new developments, innovative techniques, and emerging technologies that support environmentally responsive architecture. Residential, commercial, and institutional high-performance buildings are discussed. This architectural resource includes details on green building rating systems, energy generation and retention, water and waste management, and green building materials. In-depth case studies highlight advanced green buildings; active and passive solar buildings; self-sufficient, off-the-grid modular and mobile systems; and solar-decathlon competition projects. Green Architecture covers: Definitions, operationalizations, and history of green architecture Green building rating systems, including LEED and BREEM Solar, geothermal, wind, hydro, fuel cell, and other green energy generation technologies Green insulation, HVAC, water, and waste management technologies Passive solar design methods Green materials, including biomaterials, biopolymers, bioplastics, and composites Thermo-, light-, and stimulus-responsive smart materials Nanomaterials More than 100 case studies
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