(s): American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Year: 2006
No of Pages: 115 Pages
Size: 5 MB
File Format: PDF
Book Description:
The energy savings target of 30% is the first step in the process toward achieving a net-zero energy building, which is defined as a building that, on an annual basis, draws from outside resources equal or less energy than it provides using on-site renewable energy sources.


Skylighting Design Guidelines v2 - February 2014

Publisher: Energy Design Resources
Year: 2014
No of Pages: 140 Pages
Edition: 2nd edition
Size: 11 MB
File Format: PDF
Book Description:
Many of the lighting Skylighting Design Guidelines _coverprinciples covered here are also applicable to residential buildings. They describe opportunities for high quality lighting design and explain how to integrate skylights with the design of other building elements. They show how to estimate the potential energy savings and cost savings. Finally, they help designers avoid mistakes that could reduce the value of a skylight design.

The use of skylights continues to grow, both because they enliven building interiors and because they can save energy and money through daylighting. Skylighting (skylights plus daylight controls) can be a solid asset for almost any building, and help to satisfy human needs for building owners and occupants.

When properly designed, skylights can make a number of major contributions to the built environment:

  •     Skylights provide high quality lighting conditions to building interiors
  •     Skylights reduce the use of electric lighting, to save energy and reduce peak electric loads, when combined with effective photosensor control systems
  •     Skylights provide visual and thermal comfort for building occupants
  •     Skylights increase safety and security with highly reliable daytime lighting
  • Skylights provide emergency smoke vents

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REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING,Ramesh Chandra Arora,PHI Learning 2010,1st edition

(s): Ramesh Chandra Arora
Publisher: PHI Learning
Year: 2010
No of Pages: 1104 Pages
Edition:1st edition
Size: 7.0 MB
File Format: PDF
Book Description:

This textbook offers a comprehensive and wide-ranging introduction to theoretical principles and practical aspects of refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Written by an outstanding teacher with 30 years of distinguished career at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, this work created by late Dr. R.C. Arora (1945:2005) is intended to lead students to a deeper understanding and a firm grasp of the basic principles of this fast-growing and exciting subject area. This text is ideally suited for undergraduate education in mechanical engineering programmes and specialized postgraduate education in thermosciences. The book is designed to typically appeal to those who like a more rigorous presentation. The text begins by reviewing, in a simple and precise manner, the physical principles of three pillars of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, namely thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. Following an overview of the history of refrigeration, subsequent chapters provide exhaustive coverage of the principles, applications and design of several types of refrigeration systems and their associated components such as compressors, condensers, evaporators, and expansion devices. Refrigerants too, are studied elaboratively in an exclusive chapter. The second part of the book, beginning with the historical background of air conditioning in Chapter 15, discusses the subject of psychrometrics being at the heart of understanding the design and implementation of air conditioning processes and systems, which are subsequently dealt with in Chapters 16 to 23. It also explains the design practices followed for cooling and heating load calculations. Each chapter contains several worked-out examples that clarify the material discussed and illustrate the use of basic principles in engineering applications. Each chapter also ends with a set of few review questions to serve as revision of the material learned.


Building Commissioning Guidelines

Year: 2007
No of Pages: 125
Edition: 1st edition
Size: 2.7 MB
File Format: PDF
Book Description:

Building commissioning can ensure that a new building begins its life cycle at optimal productivity, and improves the likelihood that the building will maintain this level of performance.

The Building Commissioning Guidelines are divided into two sections:

Introduction to Commissioning
This section presents building owners with the definition, benefits, costs and savings of building commissioning, as well as three real-life case studies. Part I also provides guidance for selecting a commissioning provider and a rundown of each commissioning team member's role. Finally, it explains what to expect during the commissioning process and offers operation and maintenance tips that ensure the persistence of building commissioning benefits over the long term.

Commissioning Guide for Design Professionals
After a brief recap of the definition and history of building commissioning, this section explains how designers benefit from commissioning and offers a guide to provider qualifications. It also defines who manages the commissioning contract and traces the incorporation of commissioning into each phase of the building project. After a brief rundown of the roles and responsibilities of each member of the commissioning team, this section offers tips on how to market commissioning services to clients. The Appendices contain sample documents, checklists, and "commissioning-friendly" specification language.

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ASHRAE District Cooling Guide

(s): American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning
Publisher: American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning
Year: 2013
No of Pages: 238 page
Edition: 1st edition
Size: 98 MB
File Format: PDF
Book Description:
The District Cooling Guide provides design guidance for all major aspects of district cooling systems, including central chiller plants, chilled-water distribution systems, and consumer interconnection. It draws on the expertise of an extremely diverse international team with current involvement in the industry and hundreds of years of combined experience.

In addition to design guidance, this book also includes a chapter dedicated to planning, with additional information on system enhancements and the integration of thermal storage into a district cooling system. Guidance on operations and maintenance, including several case studies, is provided to help operators ensure that systems function as intended. Finally, for those interested in a more in-depth analysis, the District Cooling Guide contains a wealth of references to information sources and publications where additional details may be found.

This guide is a useful resource for both the inexperienced designer as well as those immersed in the industry, such as consulting engineers with campus specialization, utility engineers, district cooling system operating engineers, central plant design engineers, and chilled-water system designers.

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