Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings (12th Revised edition)

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings (12th Revised edition)

By: Walter T. Grondzik (author), Alison G. Kwok (author)Hardback

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The definitive guide to environmental control systems, updated with emerging technology and trends The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. (***If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code ISBN: 978111899616-4). The online Interactive Resource Center contains resources 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 additional resources (Instructors only) * Roadmap to the 12th Edition (Instructors only) * Student Guide to the Textbook Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, Twelfth Edition is the industry standard reference that comprehensively covers all aspects of building systems. With over 2,200 drawings and photographs, the book discusses basic theory, preliminary building design guidelines, and detailed design procedure for buildings of all sizes. The updated twelfth edition includes over 300 new illustrations, plus information on the latest design trends, codes, and technologies, while the companion website offers new interactive features including animations, additional case studies, quizzes, and more. Environmental control systems are the components of a building that keep occupants comfortable and help make the building work. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings covers both active controls, like air conditioners and heaters, as well as passive controls like daylighting and natural ventilation. Because these systems comprise the entire energy use and costs of a building's life, the book stresses the importance of sustainability considerations during the design process, by both architects and builders. Authored by two leading green design educators, MEEB provides the most current information on low-energy architecture, 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 critical factors in the success of a building design, and with environmental concerns mounting, it's becoming more and more important to approach projects from a sustainable perspective from the very beginning. As the definitive guide to environmental control systems for over 75 years, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is a complete resource for students and professionals alike.

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About Author

WALTER T. GRONDZIK, PE, LEED AP BD+C, is an architectural engineer and Professor of Architecture at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Grondzik is a Fellow of ASHRAE, a Fellow of the American Solar Energy Society, and a past president of the Society of Building Science Educators and of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium. His research includes building commissioning, sustainability and high-performance building initiatives, and all areas of environmental control systems and their effects on buildings and occupants. ALISON G. KWOK, PHD, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is an architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, Eugene, teaching design studios, seminars in building performance, and environmental technology. Kwok is a Fellow of the American Solar Energy Society and a Certified Passive House Consultant. Her research includes identifying adaptive and mitigation strategies for climate change, thermal comfort, and building performance case studies.


Preface xix Acknowledgments xxiii Part I The Building Design Context 1 Chapter 1 Design Process 3 Chapter 2 Environmental Resources 31 Chapter 3 Sites and Resources 61 Part II Design Fundamentals 107 Chapter 4 Thermal Comfort 109 Chapter 5 Indoor Air Quality 129 Chapter 6 Solar Geometry and Shading Devices 167 Chapter 7 Heat Flow 193 Part III Passive Environmental Systems 239 Chapter 8 Daylighting 241 Chapter 9 Passive Heating 295 Chapter 10 Passive Cooling 337 Chapter 11 Integrating Passive Systems 393 Part IV Active Environmental Systems 419 Chapter 12 Active Climate Control 421 Chapter 13 Lighting Fundamentals 583 Chapter 14 Electric Light Sources 639 Chapter 15 Lighting Design Process 671 Chapter 16 Electric Lighting Design 697 Chapter 17 Electric Lighting Applications 751 Chapter 18 Water and Basic Design 793 Chapter 19 Water Supply 837 Chapter 20 Liquid Waste 927 Chapter 21 Solid Waste 999 Chapter 22 Fundamentals of Architectural Acoustics 1015 Chapter 23 Sound in Enclosed Spaces 1043 Chapter 24 Building Noise Control 1073 Chapter 25 Fire Protection 1141 Chapter 26 Principles of Electricity 1219 Chapter 27 Electrical Systems and Materials: Service and Utilization 1239 Chapter 28 Electrical Systems and Materials: Wiring and Raceways 1299 Chapter 29 Electric Wiring Design 1335 Chapter 30 Photovoltaic Systems 1383 Chapter 31 Signal Systems 1409 Chapter 32 Vertical Transportation: Passenger Elevators 1445 Chapter 33 Vertical Transportation: Special Topics 1515 Chapter 34 Moving Stairways and Walks 1535 Appendix A Metrication, SI Units, and Conversions 1557 Appendix B Climatic Conditions for the United States, Canada, and Mexico 1563 Appendix C Solar and Daylighting Design Data 1589 Appendix D Solar Geometry 1635 Appendix E Thermal Properties of Materials and Assemblies 1649 Appendix F Ventilation and Infiltration 1695 Appendix G Heating and Cooling Design Guidelines and Information 1703 Appendix H Standards/Guidelines for Energy-and Resource-Efficient Building Design 1727 Appendix I Annual Solar Performance 1733 Appendix J Economic Analysis 1765 Appendix K Sound Transmission Data 1771 Appendix L Design Analysis Software 1791 Index 1795

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/11/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781118615904
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1856
  • ID: 9781118615904
  • weight: 3214
  • ISBN10: 1118615905
  • edition: 12th Revised edition

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