Synopses & Reviews
This reference book produced by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) provides practical advice for HVAC&R designers for planning new and retrofit green projects in compliance with ASHRAE standards. This third edition provides updated information on new technologies and evolving requirements involving green building rating systems, carbon emissions rules and other green design issues. Topics covered include design and environmental impact planning, green rating systems and guidelines, energy conservation systems, indoor environmental quality, efficient lighting, water and energy systems and construction and maintenance concerns. While presented as a technical manual, this volume also includes several interesting "green tips" sections and sidebars that discuss deeper issues of sustainable design and construction. No specific author information is provided but general contributors and editors include engineers and academics from a variety of American universities and engineering firms. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"The third edition of the ASHRAE GreenGuide features information for anyone charged with designing a sustainable building on a variety of green-design issues that should be considered when tasked with this type of project"--
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