Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design (GreenSource Books)

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design (GreenSource Books) by Peter Gevorkian
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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
ISBN:
9780071625241
Publication Date:
07 / 09 / 2009

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