Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings


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ISBN 9780415596374




Weight 0.68 kg
Dimensions 17.1 × 24.8 cm


The role and influence of building services engineers is undergoing rapid change and is pivotal to achieving low-carbon buildings. However, textbooks in the field have remained fairly traditional with a detailed focus on the technicalities of HVAC systems, often with little wider context. This book addresses that need by embracing a contemporary understanding of sustainability imperatives, together with a practical approach to the key issues impacting upon energy efficiency, in a concise manner. The essential conceptual design issues for planning the principal building services systems that influence energy efficiency are examined in detail. These systems are heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) and electric power distribution.
In addition, the following issues are addresses in turn: Background issues for sustainability and the design process Practical measures for energy-efficient design How to undertake load assessments System comparison and selection The key aspects of design integration with other disciplines Post-occupancy evaluation of completed building services In order to deliver sustainable buildings, a new perspective is needed amongst building and services engineering practitioners, from the outset of the conceptual design stage and throughout the whole design process. In this book, students and practitioners alike will find the ideal introduction and guide to this new approach.

About the author
Paul Tymkow is Director of Learning and Knowledge at Hoare Lea. He has more than 25 years experience in the area of building services engineering. His present role includes responsibility for learning and knowledge strategies, graduate development and CPD programmes. He has been a visiting lecturer in the School of Engineering and Design at Brunel University since 2005. Savvas Tassou is Professor and Head of School of Engineering and Design at Brunel University. He has over 25 years academic and research experience in the area of building services engineering, energy conservation technologies for the built environment and process industries, the design optimisation of these technologies and their optimum integration and control to minimise energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. His work to date has resulted in over 200 scientific publications. Maria Kolokotroni is Professor of Energy in the Built Environment, Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University. She teaches Ventilation, Low Energy Technologies and Building Performance at post-graduate level and carries out research on UK and European funded research projects in these fields. She has published extensively in scientific journals and presented results to international conferences. She works very closely with industry to transfer research results to application and has contributed to the International Energy Agency research projects. Hussam Jouhara is a lecturer of building services engineering and a member of the Centre for Energy and Built Environment Research (CEBER) at Brunel University. Publications include more than 35 articles in international conference and leading academic journals and one filed patent in the area of efficient heat emitters for use in domestic and industrial central heating systems.

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