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Overview

Design High-Performance Alternative Energy Systems for Buildings

A comprehensive reference for architects and engineers, this GreenSource book provides practical design and installation guidelines for some of the most commercially viable alternative energy technologies. Construction materials, system deployment, typical installations, and environmental impact are covered.

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design includes information on LEED design, energy conservation, and solar power financing and return on investment. Power purchase agreements (PPAs) and national and international carbon cap and trade are also discussed. Valuable appendices contain detailed design data tables and certified equipment listings.

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design covers:

  • Solar power system physics and technologies
  • California solar initiative program
  • Energy conservation
  • Passive heating solar technologies
  • Fuel cell technology
  • Wind energy technologies
  • Ocean energy technologies
  • Hydroelectric and micro-hydro turbine power
  • Geothermal energy
  • Biofuel, biogas, and thermal depolymerization technologies
  • Fission- and fusion-type nuclear power
  • Air pollution abatement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071621472
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/21/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 1,313,947
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Gevorkian, Ph.D., P.E. is president of Vector Delta Design

Group, Inc., an electrical engineering and solar power design consulting firm. He is the

author of Sustainable Energy Systems in Architectural Design, Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering, and Solar Power in Building Design.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Global Warming: Climatic and Atmospheric Changes
Chapter 2: Energy Systems
Chapter 3: Solar Power System Physics and Technologies
Chapter 4: California Solar Initiative
Chapter 5: Energy Conservation
Chapter 6: Passive Solar Heat Technologies
Chapter 7: Fuel Cell Technologies
Chapter 8: Wind Energy Technologies
Chapter 9: Ocean Energy Technologies
Chapter 10: Hydro-Electric and Micro-Hydro Turbine Power
Chapter 11: Geothermal Energy Technologies
Chapter 12: Bio-Fuels and Thermal De-Polymerization Technologies
Chapter 13: Fission- and Fusion-Type Nuclear Power Chapter 14: Pollution Abatement
Chapter 15: Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Carbon Trading
Appendices

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