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Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design (GreenSource Books)

Learn how to design high-performance alternative energy systems for buildings

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design (GreenSource Books)

Price: $99.95

Product Code: 9780071621472

ISBN: 9780071621472


Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design is a comprehensive reference for architects and engineers. The book provides practical design and installation guidelines for some of the most commercially viable alternative energy technologies. A wide range of topics are covered in-depth, including construction materials, system deployment, typical installations, and environmental impact. This GreenSource Book also includes information on LEED design, power purchase agreements (PPAs), national and international carbon cap and trade energy conservation, and solar power financing and return on investment. Valuable appendices contain detailed design data tables and certified equipment listings. 544 pp.

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design covers:

  • Solar power system physics and technologies
  • California solar initiative program
  • Energy conservation
  • Passive heating solar technologies
  • Fuel cell technology
  • Wind energy technologies
  • Ocean energy technologies
  • Hydroelectric and micro-hydro turbine power
  • Geothermal energy
  • Biofuel, biogas, and thermal depolymerization technologies
  • Fission- and fusion-type nuclear power
  • Air pollution abatement

Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1: Global Warming: Climatic and Atmospheric Changes
  • Chapter 2: Energy Systems
  • Chapter 3: Solar Power System Physics and Technologies
  • Chapter 4: California Solar Initiative
  • Chapter 5: Energy Conservation
  • Chapter 6: Passive Solar Heat Technologies
  • Chapter 7: Fuel Cell Technologies
  • Chapter 8: Wind Energy Technologies
  • Chapter 9: Ocean Energy Technologies
  • Chapter 10: Hydro-Electric and Micro-Hydro Turbine Power
  • Chapter 11: Geothermal Energy Technologies
  • Chapter 12: Bio-Fuels and Thermal De-Polymerization Technologies
  • Chapter 13: Fission- and Fusion-Type Nuclear Power
  • Chapter 14: Pollution Abatement
  • Chapter 15: Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Carbon Trading

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