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Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, Thirteenth Edition

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-09-01
  • Publisher: Wiley

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The definitive guide to the design of environmental control systems for buildings—now updated in its 13th Edition

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is the most widely used text on the design of environmental control systems for buildings—helping students of architecture, architectural engineering, and construction understand what they need to know about building systems and controlling a building's environment. With over 2,200 drawings and photographs, this 13th Edition covers basic theory, preliminary building design guidelines, and detailed design procedure for buildings of all sizes. It also provides information on the latest technologies, emerging design trends, and updated codes.

Presented in nine parts, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, Thirteenth Edition offers readers comprehensive coverage of: environmental resources; air quality; thermal, visual, and acoustic comfort; passive heating and cooling; water design and supply; daylighting and electric lighting; liquid and solid waste; and building noise control. This book also presents the latest information on fire protection, electrical systems; and elevator and escalator systems. This Thirteenth Edition features:  

  • Over 2,200 illustrations, with 200 new photographs and illustrations
  • All-new coverage of high-performance building design
  • Thoroughly revised references to codes and standards: ASHRAE, IES, USGBC (LEED), Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard, and more
  • Updated offering of best-in-class ancillary materials for students and instructors available via the book’s companion website
  • Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) style study questions available in the instructor’s manual and student guide

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, has been the industry standard reference that comprehensively covers all aspects of building systems for over 80 years. This Thirteenth Edition has evolved to reflect the ever-growing complexities of building design, and has maintained its relevance by allowing for the conversation to include ”why” as well as “how to.” 

Author Biography

WALTER T. GRONDZIK, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, is an architectural engineer and Professor of Architecture at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Grondzik is a Fellow of ASHRAE, a Fellow of the American Solar Energy Society, and a past president of the Society of Building Science Educators and of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium. His research includes building commissioning, high-performance building initiatives, and all areas of environmental control systems and their effects on buildings and occupants.

ALISON G. KWOK, PH.D., FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, is an architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, Eugene, teaching design studios, seminars in building performance, and environmental technology. Kwok is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the American Solar Energy Society and a Certified Passive House Consultant. Her research includes identifying adaptive and mitigation strategies for climate change, thermal comfort, and building performance case studies.

Table of Contents

Perface xvii

Acknowledgments xxi

Part I The Building Design Context 1

Chapter 1 Design Process 3

Chapter 2 Environmental Resources 37

Chapter 3 Sites and Resources 67

Part II Design Fundamentals 113

Chapter 4 Thermal Comfort 115

Chapter 5 Indoor Air Quality 137

Chapter 6 Light, Vision, and Visual Comfort 177

Light 177

Vision 190

Light and Color 209

Visual Comfort 221

Chapter 7 Sound, Hearing, and Acoustical Comfort 223

Chapter 8 Solar Geometry and Shading Devices 251

Chapter 9 Heat Flow 277

Part III Passive Environmental Systems 325

Chapter 10 Daylighting 327

Chapter 11 Passive Heating 383

Chapter 12 Passive Cooling 441

Chapter 13 Integrating Passive Systems 501

Part IV Active Environmental Systems 529

Chapter 14 Active Climate Control 531

HVAC Components 547

HVAC Systems 605

Chapter 15 Lamps, Luminaires, and Controls 699

Electric Lamps 699

Incandescent Lamps 700

Gaseous Discharge Lamps 709

Fluorescent Lamps 711

Solid State Lighting 726

Other Electric Lamps 729

Luminaires 731

Lighting Fixture Properties 744

Lighting Control 747

Chapter 16 Electric Lighting Design 759

Context 759

Process 761

Chapter 17 Electric Lighting Applications 813

Residential Occupancies 813

Educational Facilities 819

Commercial Interiors 827

Special Lighting Application Topics 835

Chapter 18 Water and Design 855

Chapter 19 Water Supply 897

Chapter 20 Liquid Waste 987

Chapter 21 Solid Waste 1059

Part V Acoustics 1073

Chapter 22 Sound in Enclosed Spaces 1075

Absorption 1076

Room Acoustics 1082

Room Design 1090

Sound Reinforcement Systems 1101

Chapter 23 Building Noise Control 1111

Noise Reduction 1111

Absorption 1111

Sound Isolation 1118

Airborne Sound 1121

Speech Privacy 1139

Structure-Borne Noise 1155

Mechanical System Noise Control 1157

STC and IIC Recommendations and Criteria 1167

Outdoor Acoustic Considerations 1170

Reference Material 1172

Part VI Fire Protection 1177

Chapter 24 Fire Protection 1179

Fire Resistance, Egress, and Extinguishment 1179

Fire Alarm Systems 1225

Part VII Electricity 1257

Chapter 25 Principles of Electricity 1259

Chapter 26 Electrical Systems and Materials: Service and Utilization 1279

Chapter 27 Electrical Systems and Materials: Wiring and Raceways 1339

Chapter 28 Electric Wiring Design 1375

Chapter 29 Photovoltaic Systems 1423

Part VIII Signal Systems 1449

Chapter 30 Signal Systems 1451

Private Residential Systems 1454

Multiple-Dwelling Systems 1459

School Systems 1462

Office Building Systems 1467

Industrial Building Systems 1471

Automation 1474

Part IX Transportation 1485

Chapter 31 Elevators 1487

Passenger Elevators 1487

Traction Elevator Equipment 1488

Hydraulic Elevators 1493

Other Elevator Drives 1495

Passenger Interaction Issues 1498

Passenger Elevator Selection 1518

Physical Properties and Spatial Requirements of Elevators 1532

Power and Energy 1538

Other Design Considerations 1541

Special Shaft Arrangements 1545

Special Elevator Designs 1547

Freight Elevators 1548

Chapter 32 Escalators and Other Mechanized Circulation Systems 1563

Escalators 1563

Moving Walks and Ramps 1580

Special Passenger Conveyance Systems 1584

Materials Handling 1587

Part X Appendices 1595

Appendix A Metrication, SI Units, and Conversions 1597

Appendix B Climatic Conditions for the United States, Canada, and Mexico 1603

Appendix C Solar and Daylighting Design Data 1629

Appendix D Solar Geometry 1675

Appendix E Thermal Properties of Materials and Assemblies 1689

Appendix F Ventilation and Infiltration 1735

Appendix G Heating and Cooling Design Guidelines and Information 1743

Appendix H Standards/Guidelines for Energy and Resource-Efficient Building Design 1759

Appendix I Solar Radiation and Thermal Storage 1765

Appendix J Economic Analysis 1821

Appendix K Sound Transmission Data 1827

Appendix L Building Energy Modeling Tools and Resources 1847

Index 1857

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