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Title Fundamentals of building energy dynamics / edited by Bruce D. Hunn.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1996]


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 538 pages) : illustrations.
Series Solar heat technologies ; 4
Solar heat technologies ; 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction : energy use in buildings / Bruce D. Hunn -- Patterns of energy use in buildings / Arthur H. Rosenfeld [and others] -- Characterization of energy processes in buildings ; Methods of energy analysis / Robert D. Busch -- Energy conservation and management strategies / P. Richard Rittelmann.
Summary Fundamentals of Building Energy Dynamics assesses how and why buildings use energy, and how energy use and peak demand can be reduced. It provides a basis for integrating energy efficiency and solar approaches in ways that will allow building owners and designers to balance the need to minimize initial costs, operating costs, and life-cycle costs with the need to maintain reliable building operations and enhance environmental quality both inside and outside the building. Chapters trace the development of building energy systems and analyze the demand side of solar applications as a means for determining what portion of a building's energy requirements can potentially be met by solar energy.
The approach taken is a commonsensical one, starting with the proposition that the purpose of buildings is to house human activities, so that conservation measures that negatively affect such activities are based on false economies. The goal is to determine rational strategies for designing new buildings and retrofitting existing buildings to bring them up to modern standards of energy use. The energy flows examined are both large scale (heating systems) and small scale (choices among appliances.).
Subject Buildings -- Energy conservation.
Solar heating.
HOUSE & HOME -- Do-It-Yourself -- Plumbing.
Buildings -- Energy conservation. (OCoLC)fst00841028
Solar heating. (OCoLC)fst01125079
Added Author Hunn, Bruce D.
Other Form: Print version: Fundamentals of building energy dynamics. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1996 0262082381 (DLC) 95046158 (OCoLC)33403263
ISBN 0585371938 (electronic bk.)
9780585371931 (electronic bk.)
0262275902 (electronic bk.)
9780262275903 (electronic bk.)
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