DescriptionGet the updated guide to active and passive control systems for buildings.
To capitalize on today's rapidly evolving, specialized technologies, architects, designers, builders, and contractors work together to plan the mechanical and electrical equipment that controls the indoor environment of a building. The Building Environment: Active and Passive Control Systems, Third Edition helps you take advantage of design innovations and construction strategies that maximize the comfort, safety, and energy efficiency of buildings.
From active HVAC systems to passive methods, lighting to on-site power generation, this updated edition explains how to strategically plan for and incorporate effective, efficient systems in today's buildings. It covers the underlying thermal theories and thermodynamic principles and focuses on design that enhances the building environment and minimizes the impact on the world's environment. The Building Environment goes beyond the ABCs of HVAC and covers:
- On-site power generation, including wind turbines, solar photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, and more.
- Plumbing systems, fire protection, signal systems, conveying systems, and architectural acoustics.
- Procedures and/or formulas for performing heat loss, heat gain, and energy use calculations, determining the rate of heat flow, calculating solar energy utilization, doing load calculations, and more.
- Details on the latest building codes and standards references.
- New information on the sustainable design of building systems and energy efficiency, including new technologies.
- The latest thinking and data on a building's impact on the environment, indoor air quality, and "sick building syndrome."
- Design economics, including the payback period, life-cycle cost, comparative value analysis, and building commissioning.
- A practical on-the-job tool for architects, designers, builders, engineers, contractors, and other specialists, this Third Edition is also a great reference for architecture students who will lead tomorrow's design teams.
PART 1: THERMAL CONTROL CONCEPTS.
Chapter 1: Human Comfort and Health Requirements.
Thermal Comfort Standards.
Temperature and Humidity Extremes.
Air Quality and Quantity.
Chapter 2: Thermodynamic Principles.
Chapter 3: Thermal Dynamics of Buildings.
Heat Gain and Loss.
Thermal Mass Dynamics.
Chapter 4: Load Calculations.
Heating and Cooling Loads.
Selecting Design Temperature and Humidity Conditions.
Solar Gain Through Fenestration.
Heat Transmission Through the Building Envelope.
Annual Energy Use Calculations.
PART 2: THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEMS.
Chapter 5: A Building’s Impact on the Environment.
Green Design/Sustainable Design.
Chapter 6: Active HVAC Systems.
Central Heat Sources.
Central Cooling Sources.
Localized Exhaust Systems.
Noise and Vibration.
District Heating and Cooling.
Chapter 7: Passive Methods.
Passive Solar Heating.
PART 3: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS.
Chapter 8: Lighting.
Principles of Illumination.
Chapter 9: Normal Electrical Service.
Battery Power Supply.
Utility Demand Management.
Chapter 10: On-Site Power Generation.
Solar Photovoltaic Cells.
Chapter 11: Special Systems.
PART 4: OTHER PIPED SYSTEMS.
Chapter 12: Plumbing Systems.
Chapter 13: Fire Protection.
Detection and Alarm Systems.
Exits: Means of Egress.
PART 5: RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.
Chapter 14: Architectural Acoustics.
Chapter 15: Building Commissioning.
The Commissioning Plan.
Applicable Systems and Equipment.
Chapter 16: Design Economics.
Rate of Return.
Comparative Value Analysis.
- New title reflects the holistic systems approach (previously Building Control Systems)
- New chapters on Green Design and building commissioning
- Expanded coverage of indoor air quality and "sick building syndrome"
- New instructor's manual
- New, up to date photographs throughout
- New discussion of HVAC controls and building management systems
- Introduces sustainable design strategies and building construction’s impact on ecosystems
- Features non-technical approach to incorporating building systems into designs, without getting bogged down in the details
- Includes strategies for both active and passive control
- Enables designers to effectively communicate and coordinate with specialists in HVAC, electrical, lighting, plumbing, and acoustics
- Includes the latest building codes for architects and specialists on the design team