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With a focus on how to apply proven Green Building Technology to the design and energy use of a building, the ASHRAE GreenGuide provides mechanical engineers, architects, and construction engineers hand's-on, needed tips on everything from site location to the latest in energy-saving HVAC Systems. This new edition will carry that invaluable practical help forward with the latest on LEED (Leadership on Energy and Environmental Design) guidance as promulgated by the U.S. Green Buildings Council and will offer the latest in sustainable materials and systems specifications. Content: Front Matter • Preface to the Second Edition • Table of Contents •Section 1. Basics 1. Green/Sustainable High-Performance Design 2. Background and Fundamentals •Section 2. The Design Process 3. Commissioning 4. Architectural Design Impacts 5. The Design Process - Early Stages 6. LEED Guidance for HVAC Engineers 7. Conceptual Engineering Design - Load Determination 8. Space Thermal/Comfort Delivery Systems 9. Interaction with the Local Environment 10. Energy Distribution Systems 11. Energy Conversion Systems 12. Energy/Water Sources 13. Lighting Systems 14. Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems 15. Building Control Systems 16. Completing Design and Documentation for Construction •Section 3. Post-Design - Construction to Demolition 17. Construction 18. Operation/Maintenance/Performance Evaluation Afterword: Background to the Development of This Guide Bibliography • Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms Index
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