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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
The fundamental function of buildings is to provide safe and healthy shelter. For the fortunate they also provide comfort and delight. In the twentieth century comfort became a 'product' produced by machines and run on cheap energy. In a world where fossil fuels are becoming ever scarcer and more expensive, and the climate more extreme, the challenge... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This book explains over 3,000 terms (over 200,000 words) and contains over 200 professionally drawn line illustrations. This practical handbook is intended for day to day use as a reference or as a source of enlightenment for anyone associated with the building and construction industry. It also provides comprehensive practical explanations of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 89.95
Despite policy directives, standards and guidelines, indoor environmental quality is still poor in many cases. The Healthy Indoor Environment aims to help architects, building engineers and anyone concerned with the wellbeing of building occupants to better understand the effects of spending time in buildings on health and comfort. In three clear... more...
- Springer London 2014; US$ 129.00
This book describes both concepts and development of advanced comfort control systems in buildings, with significant energy saving, and attention to thermal, visual and indoor air quality. The concepts are proven through real tests in a bioclimatic building. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 120.95
The role of the built environment on global warming is seen to be of increasing relevance. In this book, contributors of international repute offer a wide perspectivet on the subject. This new paperback edition offers insights and techniques regarding design and management of buildings and urban settlement and discusses the issues of accountability... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 79.99
Die nachhaltige Nutzung verfügbarer Energieressourcen, deren Möglichkeiten derzeit viel diskutiert werden, beinhaltet auch eine zukunftsfähige Hausenergieversorgung. Eine Option dafür stellen Brennstoffzellen in Minikraftwerken als Heizungsersatz dar, mit denen bei einer koordinierten Kopplung und Steuerung in sogenannten Virtuellen Kraftwerken durch... more...
- Springer London 2012; US$ 149.00
This significant new work endeavors to address the lack of analysis in this area by using data from more than ten years of research to illustrate the effects of methods such as thermal inertia and permeable coverings in improving indoor environments. more...
- Elsevier Science 1999; US$ 121.00
In this book we seek to approach the architecture-energy combination and its relationship to human comfort and the environment .There are chapters on thermal comfort, low energy architecture dealing with various criterion for comfort in different parts of the World. The book also seeks to understand how previous generations lived in harsh climates... more...
- Springer London 2011; US$ 229.00
This book documents all aspects of the modern solar winery, from environmental, economic and political drivers to equipment, methodologies and processes, to available technologies. Case studies illustrate the diversity of solar winery technology in action. more...