Energy Efficent Design and Construction for Commercial Buildings

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Gain a solid grasp of how to integrate energy-saving techniques into your designs for commercial, institutional, educational, health care, and high-rise residential buildings. You'll learn about isnulation systems without thermal bridges. . .glass and glazing systems. . .air retarder systems. . .lighting systems. > .heating and cooling equipment. . .lighting techniques. . .and uses of cogeneration and heat recovery. You'll also find out about new energy-analysis computer programs, such as ENERGY-10, a schematic design tool, or SCHOOLSPEC, a program that helps the design of energy-efficient, environmentally-sensitive modular schools.

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Because the demand for environmentally friendly architecture is increasing. . . Today's it's essential for architects to grasp all aspects of the building process related to energy savings. This guide provides that understanding, with non-technical discussions of available energy-saving techniques for commercial, institutional, educations, health care, and high-rise residential buildings. Descriptions of techniques from the architect/designer's perspective feature case studies with expected dollar savings, practical considerations, and locations where the techniques have been applied. You'll learn about the latest insulation systems without thermal bridges. . .glass and glazing systems. . .air retarder systems. . .lighting techniques. . .heating and cooling equipment. . .controls. . .and uses of cogeneration and heat recovery. Turn here for useful guidance on how to: Perform calculations for walls, roofs, glazing, and lighting; Increase the life of your walls through air retarders; Reduce solar gain without major loss of daylight transmittance; Avoid excessive oversizing of HVAC systems and plant; Ensure all energy-efficient systems are fully integrated into a design. You'll also find out about energy-analysis computer programs such as ENERGY-10, a graphic, easy-to-use program that is effective at the schematic design stage.

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