Grondzik, Walter T.

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings

Grondzik, Walter T. - Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, ebook


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The definitive guide to environmental control systems, updated with emerging technology and trends

The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. The online Interactive Resource Center, contains animations, interactive exercises, and other learning resources tied to the book.

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, Twelfth Edition is the industry standard reference that comprehensively covers all aspects of building systems. With over 2,200 drawings and photographs, the book discusses basic theory, preliminary building design guidelines, and detailed design procedure for buildings of all sizes. The updated twelfth edition includes over 300 new illustrations, plus information on the latest design trends, codes, and technologies, while the companion website offers new interactive features including animations, additional case studies, quizzes, and more.

Environmental control systems are the components of a building that keep occupants comfortable and help make the building work. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings covers both active controls, like air conditioners and heaters, as well as passive controls like daylighting and natural ventilation. Because these systems comprise the entire energy use and costs of a building's life, the book stresses the importance of sustainability considerations during the design process, by both architects and builders. Authored by two leading green design educators, MEEB provides the most current information on low-energy architecture, including topics like:

  • Context, comfort, and environmental resources
  • Indoor air quality and thermal control
  • Illumination, acoustics, and electricity
  • Fire protection, signal systems, and transportation

Occupant comfort and building usability are the most critical factors in the success of a building design, and with environmental concerns mounting, it's becoming more and more important to approach projects from a sustainable perspective from the very beginning. As the definitive guide to environmental control systems for over 75 years, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is a complete resource for students and professionals alike.

Keywords: Building Design, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, Walter T. Grondzik, Alison G. Kwok, MEEB, environmental control systems, architecture text, architectural engineering text, building systems text, architectural design strategy, LEED design, sustainable architecture, green design, low-energy architecture, MEEB update, MEEB interactive, building systems animations, HVAC design, building transportation design, lighting design, active building controls, passive building controls, comfort architecture, sustainable construction, sustainable construction, sustainability engineering

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