Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-07-03
  • Publisher: Wiley

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A technology-savvy engineer shows architects and engineers alike practical solutions for implementing advanced building technologies in sustainably designed buildings. This book offers busy professionals clear, straight-forward solutions to implement technologies such as solar energy, radiant cooling floors, displacement ventilation, fuel cells in buildings, and many other innovative possibilities. It clearly shows how these technologies are executed in recent exemplars of sustainably designed buildings and carried out through the combined efforts of the architect and engineer to develop a truly integrated design.

Author Biography

Asif Syed, PE, Leed-AP, is currently a partner at AKF Engineers and was a senior vice president at Flack + Kurtz until 2003. Syed is responsible for the design and analysis of mechanical systems including advanced building technologies, energy analysis, life-cycle costs, cost-effective energy-saving strategies, and sustainable design. He has worked on several LEED projects for commercial property developers, where he introduced pragmatic and cost-effective energy-saving strategies.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. viii
Sustainability and Energyp. 1
Quality of Life Benefitsp. 7
Finite Fossil Fuel Resourcesp. 8
Greenhouse Gasesp. 10
Profits and Savings from Energy Efficiencyp. 11
Site-to-Source Effectp. 12
New LEED Version 2009p. 13
Per Capita Energy Consumptionp. 14
Building Energy End-Use Splits, People Use Energyp. 15
Carbon Footprintp. 17
Funding Opportunitiesp. 19
Radiant Coolingp. 21
Historyp. 21
Introductionp. 23
Why Radiant Cooling?p. 26
Applicationsp. 28
Radiant Cooling and Historic Preservationp. 39
Displacement Ventilationp. 41
Historyp. 41
Introductionp. 42
Conventional or Mixed-Air Systemsp. 42
Difference Between Displacement and Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD)p. 47
Applicationsp. 48
Large Public Spaces (Cafeterias, Dining Halls, Exhibit Spaces)p. 48
Chilled Beamsp. 61
Principle of Operation and Technologyp. 62
Benefits of Chilled Beamsp. 63
Types of Chilled Beamsp. 67
Chilled Beam Applicationsp. 72
Chilled Beam Use with Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Applicationsp. 78
Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD)p. 83
Validation of UFAD Designs with CFD Analysisp. 91
Impact on Buildingsp. 95
Displacement Induction Units (DIU)p. 101
Benefits of Displacement Induction Unitsp. 103
History of Induction Unitsp. 106
Applicationsp. 107
High-Performance Envelopep. 115
Engaging and Nonengaging Envelopesp. 116
High-Performance Envelope Definitionp. 117
Most Common Energy Codes: ANSI and ASHRAE 90.1p. 118
Glazing Characteristicsp. 123
How to Exceed the Mandatory Code Performancep. 128
Thermal Energy Storagep. 145
Renewable Energy Storagep. 146
Conventional Air Conditioning Systemsp. 153
Nonrenewable Energy Storagep. 156
Solar Energy and Net-Zero Buildingsp. 163
Net-Zero Step 1: Harvesting Solar Energyp. 166
Solar Energy in Net-Zero Buildingsp. 177
Net-Zero Step 2: Improve Energy Efficiency of the Building and Its Mechanical and Electrical Systemsp. 181
Net-Zero Step 3: Reduce Consumptionp. 183
Geothermal Systemsp. 185
Introductionp. 185
Geothermal Heat Pumpsp. 190
Types of Heat Pumpsp. 198
Cogenerationp. 205
Other Applications of Cogenerationp. 207
Cogeneration Technologiesp. 211
Micro-Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (Micro-CHP)p. 221
Data Center Sustainabilityp. 223
History of Data Centersp. 224
2011: Top Ten Trends in Data Centersp. 225
Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)p. 226
Technologies That Can Benefit Data Center Efficiencyp. 230
Office Building Applicationsp. 234
Air Management in the Data Centerp. 237
Indexp. 239
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