This extensively updated text and reference illuminates the modern realities of planning and constructing buildings with efficient, sustainable mechanical and electrical systems. Throughout, the authors place mechanical and electrical systems design in the overall context of the built environment. They extensively address engineers' teamwork with architects, owners, and facility managers to provide high-quality, productive environments which reflect both environmental and cost concerns. Focusing on the “what,” “why,” and “how” of ME systems, they incorporate new developments in all major disciplines, including electrical, lighting, telecom, plumbing and HVAC. New coverage in this edition includes: HVAC design using VRF and chilled beam technologies; energy reclaim systems; dedicated outside air systems; assessment of solar thermal system efficiency; new fuel cell technology; updates on the economics of cogeneration, and much more.
The book provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand introductory coverage of mechanical and electrical systems in buildings. Elementary engineering concepts and step-by-step design principles are introduced in a straightforward manner and supported by over 320 illustrations and 500 photographs. It includes new chapters on emerging sustainability (green) technologies and building science. It presents material that can provide the future architect, architectural engineer, and architectural engineering technician with a basic working-level knowledge of principles and practices. This book is written specifically for those interested in building heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and piping (water supply and sanitary drainage), storm drainage, illumination, electrical power distribution, building telecommunications, acoustics and acoustical control, vertical/horizontal transportation and conveying, fire protection and suppression, and building renewable energy and energy conservation systems.
Sustainable environmental control through building design Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the industry standard text on environmental control systems with the emphasis on sustainable design. By detailing the many factors that contribute to the comfort in a building, this book helps architects minimize mechanical systems and energy usage over the life of the building by siting, building design, and landscaping to maximize natural heating, cooling, and lighting. This new fourth edition includes new information on integrated design strategies and designing for the Tropics. Resources include helpful case studies, checklists, diagrams, and a companion website featuring additional cases, an image bank, and instructor materials. Designing buildings that require less energy to heat, cool, and light means allowing the natural energy of the sun and wind to reduce the burden on the mechanical and electrical systems. Basic design decisions regarding size, orientation, and form have a great impact on the sustainability, cost, and comfort of a building. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting provides detailed guidance for each phase of a design project. Readers will: Understand the concept of sustainability as applied to energy sources Review the basic principles of thermal comfort, and the critical role of climate Learn the fundamentals of solar responsive design, including active and passive solar systems as well as photovoltaics Discover how siting, architectural design, and landscaping can reduce the requirements for mechanical and electrical systems In sustainable design, mechanical, and electrical systems should be used to only accomplish what the architect could not by the design of the building itself. With this in mind, designers require a comprehensive understanding of both the properties of energy and the human factors involved in thermal comfort. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the complete, industry-leading resource for designers interested in sustainable environmental control.
The definitive guide to environmental control systems, updatedwith emerging technology and trends The Interactive Resource Center is an online learningenvironment where instructors and students can access the toolsthey need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcingand assessing their understanding of key concepts for successfulunderstanding of the course. An access card with redemption codefor the online Interactive Resource Center isincluded with all new, print copies or can bepurchased separately. (***If you rent or purchase aused book with an access code, the access code may have beenredeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access codeISBN: 978111899616-4). The online Interactive Resource Center containsresources tied to the book, such as: Interactive Animations Interactive Self-tests Interactive Flashcards Case Studies Respondus Testbank (instructors only) Instructor’s Manual (over 200 pages) including additionalresources (Instructors only) Roadmap to the 12th Edition (Instructors only) Student Guide to the Textbook Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, TwelfthEdition is the industry standard reference that comprehensivelycovers all aspects of building systems. With over 2,200 drawingsand photographs, the book discusses basic theory, preliminarybuilding design guidelines, and detailed design procedure forbuildings of all sizes. The updated twelfth edition includes over300 new illustrations, plus information on the latest designtrends, codes, and technologies, while the companion website offersnew interactive features including animations, additional casestudies, quizzes, and more. Environmental control systems are the components of a buildingthat keep occupants comfortable and help make the building work.Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings coversboth active controls, like air conditioners and heaters, as well aspassive controls like daylighting and natural ventilation. Becausethese systems comprise the entire energy use and costs of abuilding's life, the book stresses the importance of sustainabilityconsiderations during the design process, by both architects andbuilders. Authored by two leading green design educators,MEEB provides the most current information on low-energyarchitecture, 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 criticalfactors in the success of a building design, and with environmentalconcerns mounting, it's becoming more and more important toapproach projects from a sustainable perspective from the verybeginning. As the definitive guide to environmental control systemsfor over 75 years, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment forBuildings is a complete resource for students and professionalsalike.
proceedings of the first NBS/NCSBCS joint conference, held in Providence, Rhode Island, on September 21-22, 1976, in conjunction with the ninth annual meeting of the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards (NCSBCS), inc