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The definitive guide to the design of environmental control systems.
For more than half a century, this book has been a fixture in architecture and construction firms the world over. It has also been the primary means by which generations of students have acquired the basic knowledge and skills needed to design environmental control systems. Twice awarded the AIA's Citation for Excellence in International Architecture Book Publishing, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is recognized for its comprehensiveness, clarity of presentation, and timely coverage of new design trends and technologies.
Faithful to its proud heritage, this Ninth Edition provides students and professionals with the most complete coverage of the theory and practice of environmental control system design currently available. Encompassing mechanical and electrical systems for buildings of all sizes, it provides design guidelines and detailed design procedures for each topic covered. It also includes information on the latest technologies, new and emerging design trends, and relevant codes and zoning restrictions-and its more than 1,500 superb illustrations, tables, and high-quality photographs provide a quick reference for both students and busy professionals.
Emphasizing sustainability in architecture throughout, this new edition includes expanded coverage of energy conservation and renewable on-site energy resources. It also features a new chapter on interior air quality, expanded coverage of building acoustics, and many new and updated tables and illustrations.
Two-time winner of the AIA's Citation for Excellence in International Architecture Book Publishing
The updated edition of the definitive guide to the design of environmental control systems
Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings has been a fixture in architecture and construction firms all over the world for more than half a century. It has launched the careers of generations of students and served as a reliable reference for seasoned professionals.
Continuing its proud heritage, this Tenth Edition provides thorough coverage of the latest in the theory and practice of environmental control system design. This bestselling book encompasses mechanical and electrical systems for buildings of all sizes, featuring design guidelines and detailed design procedures for every topic covered and supported by more than 2,200 illustrationsover 225 new to this edition! It also includes information on acoustics, current technologies, new and emerging design trends, and updated codes and standardsand its superb illustrations, tables, and high-quality photographs provide a quick reference for both students and busy professionals.
Continuing its proud heritage, this Tenth Editionprovides thorough coverage of the latest in the theory and practice of environmental control system design. This bestselling book encompasses mechanical and electrical systems for buildings of all sizes, featuring design guidelines and detailed design procedures for every topic covered and supported by more than 2,200 illustrations—over 225 new to this edition!
About the Author
BENJAMIN STEIN is a consulting engineer with more than 50 years of experience in all phases of environmental control system design. He is also a former associate professor at the B'zalel Institute School of Environmental Design, Jerusalem.
JOHN S. REYNOLDS, AIA, is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Oregon and a registered architect in private practice. He was given the annual Passive Pioneer award by the American Solar Energy Society in 1996, and was named an ACSA Distinguished Professor by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in 1998.
Table of Contents
PART I: DESIGN CONTEXT.
Chapter 1. Design Process.
Chapter 2. Environmental Resources.
Chapter 3. Sites and Resources.
Chapter 4. Comfort and Design Strategies.
Chapter 5. Indoor Air Quality.
PART II: THERMAL CONTROL.
Chapter 6. Solar Geometry and Shading Devices.
Chapter 7. Heat Flow.
Chapter 8. Designing for Heating and Cooling.
Chapter 9. HVAC for Smaller Buildings.
Chapter 10. Larger Building HVAC Systems.
PART III: ILLUMINATION.
Chapter 11. Lighting Fundamentals.
Chapter 12. Light Sources.
Chapter 13. Lighting Design Process.
Chapter 14. Daylighting Design.
Chapter 15. Electric Lighting Design.
Chapter 16. Electric Lighting Applications.
PART IV: ACOUSTICS.
Chapter 17. Fundamentals of Architectural Acoustics.
Chapter 18. Sound In Enclosed Spaces.
Chapter 19. Building Noise Control.
PART V: WATER AND WASTE.
Chapter 20. Water and Basic Design.
Chapter 21. Water Supply.
Chapter 22. Liquid Waste.
Chapter 23. Solid Waste.
PART VI: FIRE PROTECTION.
Chapter 24. Fire Protection.
PART VII: ELECTRICITY.
Chapter 25. Principles of Electricity.
Chapter 26. Electrical Systems and Materials: Service and Utilization.
Chapter 27. Electrical Systems and Materials: Wiring and Raceways.
Chapter 28. Electric Wiring Design.
Chapter 29. Photovoltaic Systems.
PART VIII: SIGNAL EQUIPMENT.
Chapter 30. Signal Systems.
PART IX: TRANSPORTATION.
Chapter 31. Vertical Transportation: Passenger Elevators.
Chapter 32. Vertical Transportation: Special Topics.
Chapter 33. Moving Stairways and Walks.
PART X: APPENDICES.
Appendix A. Metrication, SI Units, and Conversions.
Appendix B. Climatic Conditions for the Unites States, Canada, and Mexico.
Appendix C. Solar and Daylighting Design Data.
Appendix D. Solar Geometry.
Appendix E. Thermal Properties of Materials and Assemblies.
Appendix F. Heating and Cooling Design Guidelines and Information.
Appendix G. Standards/Guidelines for Energy- and Resource-Efficient Design.
Appendix H. Annual Solar Performance.
Appendix I. Economic Analysis.
Appendix J. Lamp Data.
Appendix K. Sound Transmission Data for Walls.
Appendix L. Sound Transmission and Impact Insulation Data for Floor/Ceiling Constructions.
Appendix M. Design Analysis Software.