Best Practices in Sustainable Building Design

Best Practices in Sustainable Building Design

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This unique book and DVD is an interactive learning environment composed of seven content areas: building form, envelopes, structures, climate control systems, renewable energy, lighting, and landscape design. Each of these content areas is subdivided into learning modules introducing the subject matter and investigates best practices for climate responsive and ecologically sustainable building design and construction. The DVD will help visualize and engage with concepts that may otherwise be too ambiguous or difficult to comprehend in a book format.According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a€œNo other lighting technology offers as much potential to save energy ... Incandescent bulbs and incandescent halogen lamps are also called thermal luminescence lamps. ... About 90 percent of the electricity used to power regular incandescent and halogen light bulbs is lost to heat, which triggers increased energy costs and resource use for cooling buildings, anbsp;...

Title:Best Practices in Sustainable Building Design
Author:Shahin Vassig, Ebru Ozer, Thomas Spiegelhalter
Publisher:J. Ross Publishing - 2012-10-11


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