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Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design (GreenSource Books)

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Title: Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design (GreenSource Books)
Author: Peter Gevorkian
ISBN: 0071621474 / 9780071621472
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 544
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Year: 2010
Availability: In Stock
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Design High-Performance Alternative Energy Systems for Buildings

A comprehensive reference for architects and engineers, this GreenSource book provides practical design and installation guidelines for some of the most commercially viable alternative energy technologies. Construction materials, system deployment, typical installations, and environmental impact are covered.

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design includes information on LEED design, energy conservation, and solar power financing and return on investment. Power purchase agreements (PPAs) and national and international carbon cap and trade are also discussed. Valuable appendices contain detailed design data tables and certified equipment listings.

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design covers :

Solar power system physics and technologies
California solar initiative program
Energy conservation
Passive heating solar technologies
Fuel cell technology
Wind energy technologies
Ocean energy technologies
Hydroelectric and micro-hydro turbine power
Geothermal energy
Biofuel, biogas, and thermal depolymerization technologies
Fission- and fusion-type nuclear power
Air pollution abatement

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Dislaimer Note

Chapter 1 : Global Warming : Climatic and Atmospheric Changes
Chapter 2 : Energy Systems
Chapter 3 : Solar Power System Physics and Technologies
Chapter 4 : California Solar Initiative
Chapter 5 : Energy Conservation
Chapter 6 : Passive Solar Heat Technologies
Chapter 7 : Fuel Cell Technologies
Chapter 8 : Wind Energy Technologies
Chapter 9 : Ocean Energy Technologies
Chapter 10 : Hydro-Electric and Micro-Hydro Turbine Power
Chapter 11 : Geothermal Energy Technologies
Chapter 12 : Bio-Fuels and Thermal De-Polymerization Technologies
Chapter 13 : Fission- and Fusion-Type Nuclear Power Chapter 14: Pollution Abatement
Chapter 14 : Air Pollution Abatement
Chapter 15 : Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Carbon Trading Economics


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