Engineering services within buildings account for ongoing energy use, greenhouse gas contribution and life safety provisions. This fully updated sixth edition of David Chadderton's leading textbook is the perfect preparation for those intending to enter this...
Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge
This report provides information on the design and operational factors affecting the performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems in non-domestic buildings. It is aimed at decision makers, developers, architects and engineers involved during the conceptual stages of PV projects on buildings, and will...
Published November 6th 2013 by IHS BRE Press
The role and influence of building services engineers is undergoing rapid change and is pivotal to achieving low-carbon buildings. However, textbooks in the field have largely focused on the detailed technicalities of HVAC systems, often with little wider context. This book addresses that need by...
Published April 1st 2013 by Routledge
This seventh edition of Hall and Greeno's leading textbook has been reviewed and updated in relation to the latest building and water regulations, new technology, and new legislation, and even more design calculations have been added. In addition, topics such as: alternative sources of...
Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge
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...
Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge
Design and Construction
Higher energy efficiency standards for buildings have important implications for architects and building practitioners. The materials used, ventilation and lighting systems and noise control must be reassessed in order to provide a healthy indoor environment. This book provides guidance for...
To Be Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge
Policies and Practice in Eleven Countries
The embedding of energy efficiency in the management of individual housing organisations is crucial for the realization of current ambitious energy efficiency policies. This issue is examined for the first time in this book through an analysis of selected case studies in new ‘green’ buildings, as...
Published April 25th 2012 by Routledge
This book introduces the concept of Intelligent Buildings to the wider construction community. Edited by the Father of Intelligent Buildings, Derek Clements-Croome, the book explains that intelligent buildings should be sustainable, healthy, technologically aware, meet the needs of occupants...
Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge
This book answers all your questions on the basics of inspection and testing with clear reference to the latest legal requirements. Christopher Kitcher not only tells you what tests are needed but also describes all of them in a step-by-step manner with the help of colour photos. Sample forms show...
Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge
Tall buildings are not the only solution for achieving sustainability through increased density in cities but, given the scale of current population shifts, the vertical city is increasingly being seen as the most viable solution for many urban centers. However, the full implications of...
Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge
Inefficient energy use in buildings is both increasingly expensive and unsustainable. Indeed, the reduction of the energy consumption of existing buildings is as least as important as the design of new low-energy buildings. Controlling energy use is one thing, but it is important to assess or...
Published October 16th 2011 by Routledge
Effective building performance simulation can reduce the environmental impact of the built environment, improve indoor quality and productivity, and facilitate future innovation and technological progress in construction. It draws on many disciplines, including physics, mathematics, material...
Published January 17th 2011 by Routledge
This report provides practical guidance on developing effective ventilation strategies for reducing the ingress of external pollution into buildings, while at the same time maintaining adequate ventilation. It takes into account relevant air pollutant sources (near and far) and assesses their...
Published July 4th 2011 by IHS BRE Press
The only guide that provides comprehensive practical guidance on airtightness and detailing for commercial and public buildings and other non-domestic buildings. Provides generic examples of frequently occurring air leakage paths and practical guidance on methods and materials suitable for sealing...
Published May 23rd 2011 by IHS BRE Press
Giving you the first comprehensive presentation of the ground breaking research undertaken at Heriot Watt University, with Research Council and industrial funding, this book brings a new perspective to the design of building drainage and vent systems. It provides the building services community...
Published April 20th 2010 by Routledge
With the challenges of global warming, climate change and population growth, and increasing concern in the UK that the demand for wholesome water will soon begin to exceed supply, a study was conducted to survey the acceptability of introducing low flow water fittings to domestic buildings. The...
Published November 4th 2012 by IHS BRE Press
Wood-based Fuels for Space and Water Heating
Biomass is a growing source of energy in the UK. This report considers the use of wood-based fuels for space heating and water heating in the built environment. The opportunities for biomass to supply the energy needs of commercial, public and domestic buildings in the UK are reviewed, followed by...
Published October 9th 2011 by IHS BRE Press
Worked Examples using BR 443
The aims of this BRE Trust report are to support the implementation of building regulations on conservation of fuel and power and legislation on the energy performance of buildings, to help raise awareness and understanding of U-values (thermal transmittances) and kappa-values (thermal mass values)...
Published January 10th 2012 by IHS BRE Press
Giving you a combination of general principles, applied practice and information on the state-of-the-art, this book will give you the information you need to incorporate the latest systems and technologies into your building projects. It focuses on a number of important issues, such as: Network...
Published November 3rd 2009 by Routledge
For 70 years, Faber & Kell's has been the definitive reference text in its field. The book provides understanding of the principles of heating and air-conditioning of buildings in a concise manner. Practical, applicable information is illustrated with simple, easy-to-use diagrams.This 10th...
Published February 28th 2008 by Routledge
Climate, Buildings and Greenery
Series: Spon Research
Conventional air conditioning is not a sustainable solution to the challenge of a hot or humid climate. The climate problem is compounded in so-called Urban Heat Islands, urban areas where the air can be 3–5°C hotter than its surrounding areas and where pollution levels are consequently raised....
Published September 1st 2008 by Routledge
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