Heating and Cooling of Buildings - Design for Efficiency, Revised Second Edition

(s): Jan F. Kreider, Peter S. Curtiss and Ari Rabl 
Publisher: CRC Press
Year: 2009
No of Pages: 866 Pages
Edition: 2nd edition
Size: 7.6 MB
File Format: PDF
Book Description:
The art and the science of building systems design evolve continuously as designers, practitioners, and researchers all endeavor to improve the performance of buildings and the comfort and productivity of their occupants. Retaining coverage from the original second edition while updating the information in electronic form, Heating and Cooling of Buildings: Design for Efficiency, Revised Second Edition presents the technical basis for designing the lighting and mechanical systems of buildings.

Along with numerous homework problems, the revised second edition offers a full chapter on economic analysis and optimization, new heating and cooling load procedures and databases, and simplified procedures for ground-coupled heat transfer calculations.

From materials to computers, this edition explores the latest technologies exerting a profound effect on the design and operation of buildings. Emphasizing design optimization and critical thinking, the book continues to be the ultimate resource for understanding energy use in buildings.

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