Practical solutions for sustainability
In this timely guide, one of the world's leaders in advanced building technology implementation shows architects and engineers proven and practical methods for implementing these technologies in sustainably-designed buildings. Because of the very limited time architects are given from being awarded a project to concept design, this book offers clear and workable solutions for implementing solar energy, radiant heating and cooling floors, displacement ventilation, net zero, and more. It provides helpful tips and suggestions for architects and engineers to work together on implementing these technologies, along with many innovative possibilities for developing a truly integrated design. This book also explores and explains the many benefits of advanced technologies, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, lower operating costs, noise reduction, improved indoor air quality, and more.In addition, Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability Offers detailed coverage of solar energy systems, thermal energy storage, geothermal systems, high-performance envelopes, chilled beams, under-floor air distribution, displacement induction units, and much moreProvides case studies of projects using advanced technologies and demonstrates their implementation in a variety of contexts and building typesCovers the implementation of advanced technologies in office towers, large residential buildings, hospitals, schools, dormitories, theaters, colleges, and more
Complete with a clear and insightful explanation of the requirements for and benefits of acquiring the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification, Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability is an important resource for architects, engineers, developers, and contractors involved in sustainable projects using advanced technologies.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Asif Syed
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Dimensions: Width: 20.60cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 23.00cm
ISBN 10: 0470546034
Publication Date: 26 July 2012
Audience: Professional and scholarly , Professional & Vocational
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION viii Chapter 1 SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY 1 Quality of Life Benefits 7 Finite Fossil Fuel Resources 8 Greenhouse Gases 10 Profits and Savings from Energy Efficiency 11 Site-to-Source Effect 12 New LEED Version 2009 13 Per Capita Energy Consumption 14 Building Energy End-Use Splits, People Use Energy 15 Carbon Footprint 17 Funding Opportunities 19 Chapter 2 RADIANT COOLING 21 History 21 Introduction 23 Why Radiant Cooling? 26 Applications 28 Radiant Cooling and Historic Preservation 39 Chapter 3 DISPLACEMENT VENTILATION 41 History 41 Introduction 42 Conventional or Mixed-Air Systems 42 Difference Between Displacement and Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) 47 Applications 48 Large Public Spaces (Cafeterias, Dining Halls, Exhibit Spaces) 48 Chapter 4 CHILLED BEAMS 61 Principle of Operation and Technology 62 Benefits of Chilled Beams 63 Types of Chilled Beams 67 Chilled Beam Applications 72 Chilled Beam Use with Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Applications 78 Chapter 5 UNDERFLOOR AIR DISTRIBUTION (UFAD) 83 Validation of UFAD Designs with CFD Analysis 91 Impact on Buildings 95 Chapter 6 DISPLACEMENT INDUCTION UNITS (DIU) 101 Benefits of Displacement Induction Units 103 History of Induction Units 106 Applications 107 Chapter 7 HIGH-PERFORMANCE ENVELOPE 115 Engaging and Nonengaging Envelopes 116 High-Performance Envelope Definition 117 Most Common Energy Codes: ANSI and ASHRAE 90.1 118 Glazing Characteristics 123 How to Exceed the Mandatory Code Performance 128 Chapter 8 THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE 145 Renewable Energy Storage 146 Conventional Air Conditioning Systems 153 Nonrenewable Energy Storage 156 Chapter 9 SOLAR ENERGY AND NET-ZERO BUILDINGS 163 Net-Zero Step 1: Harvesting Solar Energy 166 Solar Energy in Net-Zero Buildings 177 Net-Zero Step 2: Improve Energy Efficiency of the Building and Its Mechanical and Electrical Systems 181 Net-Zero Step 3: Reduce Consumption 183 Chapter 10 GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS 185 Introduction 185 Geothermal Heat Pumps 190 Types of Heat Pumps 198 Chapter 11 COGENERATION 205 Other Applications of Cogeneration 207 Cogeneration Technologies 211 Micro-Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (Micro-CHP) 221 Chapter 12 DATA CENTER SUSTAINABILITY 223 History of Data Centers 224 2011: Top Ten Trends in Data Centers 225 Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) 226 Technologies That Can Benefit Data Center Efficiency 230 Office Building Applications 234 Air Management in the Data Center 237 INDEX 239
ASIF SYED, PE, LEED-AP, is currently a partner at AKF Engineers and was a senior vice president at Flack + Kurtz until 2003. Syed is responsible for the design and analysis of mechanical systems including advanced building technologies, energy analysis, life-cycle costs, cost-effective energy-saving strategies, and sustainable design. He has worked on several LEED projects for commercial property developers, where he introduced pragmatic and cost-effective energy-saving strategies.
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