Sustainable Energy Systems in Architectural Design: A Blueprint for Green Design / Edition 1

Sustainable Energy Systems in Architectural Design: A Blueprint for Green Design / Edition 1

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by Peter Gevorkian
     
 

" ... The clearest, most concise, and easily understood treatment of a technology whose time has definitely come." — Mary Olson Kanian, Environmental and Botanical Scientist

ROAD MAP TO SYSTEMS THAT SPARE THE ENVIRONMENT — AND THE BOTTOM LINE

Right on time for tackling skyrocketing energy costs, this easy-to-use guide from a top U.S. expert

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" ... The clearest, most concise, and easily understood treatment of a technology whose time has definitely come." — Mary Olson Kanian, Environmental and Botanical Scientist

ROAD MAP TO SYSTEMS THAT SPARE THE ENVIRONMENT — AND THE BOTTOM LINE

Right on time for tackling skyrocketing energy costs, this easy-to-use guide from a top U.S. expert provides the first complete guide to sustainable energy systems for a variety of buildings.

THE RIGHT SYSTEM FOR ANY PROJECT — Public, Commercial, Industrial, or Residential

Providing the tools needed, Peter Gevorkian simplifies the challenges of comparing systems, projecting costs, designing efficient systems for any building type, benefiting from incentives and rebates, and installing systems. With a format that emphasizes photographs, charts, and diagrams to show rather than tell the story, Sustainable Energy Systems in Architectural Design provides:

  • The only all-in-one independent resource for understanding, designing, and installing renewable energy systems
  • Practical, workable solutions for a variety of building types, with real-life examples
  • Plentiful charts, tables, and diagrams for at-a-glance answers
  • A plain-English presentation that clarifies technical concepts and data, with extensive use of concise, easy-to-follow bulleted text
  • Easy-to-use charts comparing advantages and disadvantages of each system for various projects
  • Strategies for transitioning pre-existing buildings to solar power and other forms of renewable energy
  • Forms for getting special funding opportunities and rebates
  • Renewable energy conversion tables
  • Manufacturing and consulting resources
  • Photo gallery of successful renewable energy projects
  • Glossary

A practical guide that clearly and expertly contrasts technologies, manufacturing processes, costs, and installation data for all types of renewable energy systems, Sustainable Energy Systems in Architectural Design provides the tools professionals need.

THE ONE-STOP GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS

Basics of Solar Power and Renewable Energy
• Design of Renewable Energy Systems
• Economics of Renewable Energy Systems
• Other Renewable Energy Technologies
• CEC Rebate Procedures
• Appendices: Photo Gallery; Glossary; Renewable Energy Tables and Important Facts; Manufacturing and Consulting Resources

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071469821
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/16/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
249
Sales rank:
1,276,745
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Solar power technology1
Ch. 2Solar power generation design39
Ch. 3Economics of solar power systems77
Ch. 4Alternative renewable energy technologies91
Ch. 5California energy commission rebate incentive plans155
Ch. 6Photo galleries169

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