This fact-packed handbook outlines the basics of glazing selection and provides critical information and performance data on the energy efficiency, interior environment, technical, and life-cycle-cost considerations that drive window design ...
Author: John Carmody
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
The challenge in designing facades and selecting windows in commercial buildings is balancing many issues and criteria. This fact-packed handbook outlines the basics of glazing selection and provides critical information and performance data on the energy efficiency, interior environment, technical, and life-cycle-cost considerations that drive window design decisions in commercial buildings.
Outputs from TRNSYS can be used in other programs or as part of whole building
energy analysis and have been used extensively to model renewable energy
systems in on-site distributed power systems (DEG). WINDOW-6 and THERM-6 ...
Author: M.S. Robinson
Publisher: CRC Press
This book provides a blueprint for action for readers making decisions about how to improve the energy efficiency and performance of new or existing buildings. Suitable for both seasoned veterans and new managers, it takes an objective and orderly approach to what is often a complex, costly, and time-consuming process. The book presents fundamental principles illustrated with case studies. It thoroughly covers the topics in a concise, technically accurate way. The book is designed for architects, engineers, and construction managers.
Building Envelopes, Renewable Energies and Integrated Practice Franca
Trubiano. 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 ... Noyes Data Corporation,
1979, pp. 15–58. J. Carmody et al., Window Systems for High Performance
Author: Franca Trubiano
Both professionals and students are increasingly committed to achieving high-performance metrics in the design, construction and operation of residential buildings. This book responds to this demand by offering a comprehensive guide which features: architectural innovations in building skin technologies which make lighter more transparent buildings high performing; energy-free architectural design principles and advances in building-integrated photovoltaics; essential engineering principles, controls and approaches to simulation for achieving net zero; the advantages of integrated design in residential construction and the challenges and opportunities it engenders; detailed case studies of innovative homes which have incorporated low-energy design solutions, new materials, alternative building assemblies, digital fabrication, integrated engineering systems and operational controls. Divided into four parts, the book discusses the requisite AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) knowledge needed when building a high-performance home. It also communicates this information across four case studies, which provide the reader with a thorough overview of all aspects to be considered in the design and construction of sustainable homes. With contributions from experts in the field, the book provides a well-rounded and multi-faceted approach. This book is essential reading for students and professionals in design, architecture, engineering (civil, mechanical and electrical), construction and energy management.
WINDOW 6.3 is a publicly available computer program for calculating total
window thermal performance indices (i.e. Uvalues, ... building energy codes.14
WINDOW6 has the capability to model complex glazing systems, such as
windows with ...
Author: Anthony Robinson, MS
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
High Performance Buildings: A Guide for Owners and Managers, is a template - a blueprint for action for those making decisions about how to improve the energy efficiency and performance of new or existing buildings. It is designed to have broad appeal, both for the seasoned veteran facility or energy manager and for the new manager alike, but can also be utilized as a practical desk reference by professionals such as architects, engineers, and construction managers. The full spectrum of topics relevant to achieving optimum building performance is addressed, including analysis of overall building energy use and performance, building commissioning, applicable codes, standards and rating systems, building envelope, onsite power generating options, optimizing performance of building mechanical and electrical equipment, and importance of effective building operation and maintenance practices. Fundamental principles are discussed and illustrated with case studies.
There are many high-performance commercial buildings in the world now. High-
performance, energy-efficient window and glazing systems can dramatically cut
energy consumption and as a result reduce pollution. These glazing systems ...
Author: Kuppaswamy Iyengar
This book is a guide to a sustainable design process that moves from theory, to site and energy use, to building systems, and finally to evaluation and case studies, so you can integrate design and technology for effective sustainable building. Kuppaswamy Iyengar shows you how to get it right the first time, use free energy systems, and utilise technologies that minimize fossil fuel use. Each chapter has a sustainable design overview, technical details and strategies marked by clear sections, a summary, and further resources. Heavily illustrated with charts, tables, drawings, photographs, and case studies, the book shows technologies and concepts integrated into cohesive project types, from small and large office spaces to single and multiuse residences, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and warehouses to demonstrate implementing your designs to meet clients' needs now and for the future. Includes an overview of alternate assessment and evaluation systems such as BREEAM, CASBEE, GBTool, Green Globes alongside LEED, ECOTECT, energy 10, HEED and eQuest simulation programs. The guide reveals the importance of the building envelope—walls, superstructure, insulation, windows, floors, roofs, and building materials—on the environmental impact of a building, and has a section on site systems examining site selection, landscape design, thermal impact, and building placement.
The high performance building envelope thermal properties yield an envelope
about 25% better than the MNECB  reference. ... The CDC building level
average window-to-wall ratio (WWR) is about 0.21, while the WWR for the
MNECB reference building is up to a limit of 0.40 . ... HVAC Systems. The CDC
has two air handling systems. The ground floor is served by a displacement
ventilation system ...
Author: Ming Jin Chu
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
These selected papers offer an overview of current knowledge in the fields of Renewable Energy and Building Energy Saving; Indoor Environments; City Ecological Environments; Water Purification and Wastewater Treatment; Air Environment Control and Architectural Environment Improvement Techniques; Road and Railway Engineering; Transportation Planning, Construction and Operation Organization; Bridge Engineering; Traffic Control and Information Technology; Carrier Operation Engineering. The volumes provide a comprehensive picture of the situation world wide.
With the other window cases, on the other hand, the higher the VT, the greater
the lighting load reduction. ... Eleanor S. Lee, Dariush Arasteh, and Todd Willmert
, Window Systems for High-Performance Buildings, W.W. Norton, New York, 2004
Author: Michael Crosbie
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Prof Med/Tech
Since its release in 1946, this has been one of the most widely recognized and respected resources for architects, engineers, and designers, bringing together the knowledge, techniques, and skills of some of the most well-known experts in the field. The new Eighth Edition takes a fresh, visual approach to the information architects need to access quickly, helping them save time and money by assuring they get it right the first time. Readers will find timely, new chapters on building security, natural disaster mitigation, building diagnostics, facility management, and much more. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the complete contents of the Eighth Edition.
Typical window U - values for common products in the market place 6 5
Recommended mandated performance for world ... To achieve market viability for
very high - performance window systems with U - values below 0.6 W / m2K ,
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publisher: Organization for Economic
Buildings are the largest energy consuming sector in the world, and account for over one-third of total final energy consumption and an equally important source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Achieving significant energy and emissions reduction in the buildings sector is a challenging but achievable policy goal. Transition to Sustainable Buildings presents detailed scenarios and strategies to 2050, and demonstrates how to reach deep energy and emissions reduction through a combination of best available technologies and intelligent public policy. This IEA study is an indispensible guide for decision makers, providing informative insights on: cost-effective options, key technologies and opportunities in the buildings sector; solutions for reducing electricity demand growth and flattening peak demand; effective energy efficiency policies and lessons learned from different countries; future trends and priorities for ASEAN, Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and the United States; implementing a systems approach using innovative products in a cost effective manner; and pursuing whole-building (e.g. zero energy buildings) and advanced-component policies to initiate a fundamental shift in the way energy is consumed.
roof insulation , building vestibules for the main entrances , and weatherstripping
doors and windows . ... There is no reason for this mistake inasmuch as there are
many competitively priced high - performance window systems available .
Author: Bradford Perkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
The fastest way to straighten out the learning curve on specialized design projects Building Type Basics books provide architects with the essentials they need to jump-start the design of a variety of specialized facilities. In each volume, leading national figures in the field address the key questions that shape the early phases of a project commission. The answers to these questions provide instant information in a convenient, easy-to-use format. The result is an excellent, hands-on reference that puts critical information at your fingertips. Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools provides the essential information needed to initiate designs for preschools and kindergartens as well as elementary, middle, and high schools. Filled with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details, it combines in-depth coverage of the structural, mechanical, acoustic, traffic, and safety issues that are unique to school buildings with the nuts-and-bolts design guidelines that will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion.
The technologies used in the Task 13 houses ( i = inherent in construction ; 1 =
limited to active solar system pumping ; x = yes ) B CDN - B CDN - W ... insulation
х X X X X X х High - performance windows - X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Transparent insulation Ventilation heat recovery systems X X X X X X X X X X X
Ground coupled heat exchangers x x x Sunspaces - X X X Thermal storage (
building mass ) ...
Author: International Energy Agency
Publisher: James & James Science Publishers
The objective of Task 13 of the IEA's Solar Heating and Cooling Programme was to advance solar building technologies. The strategies, systems, materials and ideas that evolved out of the programme are collected in this text.