Advanced building technologies for sustainability - download pdf or read online

By Asif Syed

ISBN-10: 1118260198

ISBN-13: 9781118260197

Practical recommendations for sustainability

In this well timed advisor, one of many world's leaders in complicated construction know-how implementation indicates architects and engineers confirmed and functional equipment for enforcing those applied sciences in sustainably-designed constructions. as a result of the very restricted time architects are given from being offered a undertaking to suggestion layout, this ebook bargains transparent and doable options for imposing solar power, radiant heating and cooling flooring, displacement air flow, web 0, and extra. It offers important information and proposals for architects and engineers to interact on enforcing those applied sciences, in addition to many leading edge probabilities for constructing a really built-in layout. This booklet additionally explores and explains the various advantages of complex applied sciences, together with decreased greenhouse gasoline emissions, decrease working expenditures, noise relief, more advantageous indoor air caliber, and extra. moreover, Advanced development applied sciences for Sustainability:

  • Offers exact assurance of solar power structures, thermal power garage, geothermal structures, high-performance envelopes, chilled beams, under-floor air distribution, displacement induction devices, and lots more and plenty more
  • Provides case reports of tasks utilizing complicated applied sciences and demonstrates their implementation in quite a few contexts and construction types
  • Covers the implementation of complex applied sciences in place of work towers, huge residential structures, hospitals, colleges, dormitories, theaters, schools, and more

Complete with a transparent and insightful rationalization of the necessities for and merits of buying the U.S. eco-friendly construction Council's LEED certification, Advanced development applied sciences for Sustainability is a vital source for architects, engineers, builders, and contractors desirous about sustainable tasks utilizing complicated technologies.

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As air conditioning became popular for comfort, it was fitted into existing buildings. It was just easier to install ductwork into the head room or ceiling space of existing buildings to distribute air, rather than to use the floor space and disrupting the carpet area. If the air conditioning and building had evolved together, then displacement would have become the conventional system. INTRODUCTION Displacement ventilation systems help in solving the biggest problem we face today: energy. Displacement ventilation is inherently an energy-savings system.

27 Energy savings from radiant cooling systems come from: 1. The system uses a higher chilled water temperature of 55°F (45°F in a conventional system), which means the compressors have to work less, using less energy. 2. The use of radiant cooling systems reduces airflow rates, by about 50 to 60 percent. This allows for smaller fans and motors, which consume less energy to circulate air. 3. Smaller fans generate less heat. Fans are generally very inefficient devices. Most fans in building systems operate at about 65 percent efficiency.

The wall radiant cooling systems are called chilled walls. Chilled walls have capillary tubes that are only 1/16 inch in diameter and lay behind the plaster or drywall ceilings. indd 36 02/05/12 3:29 PM A P P L I C AT I O N S RADIATION Tubes ½" Topping ½" 37 Figure 2–9 Multidirectional radiant slabs. Asif Syed Concrete Plank 5–6" RADIATION RADIATION 1" Total Tubes Topping ½" Concrete Plank 5–6" 5–6" RADIATION Figure 2–10 Unidirectional radiant slabs. indd 37 02/05/12 3:29 PM 38 RADIANT COOLING Figure 2–11a Capillary tubes in chilled walls and ceilings.

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