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
Passive heating solar technologies
Fuel cell technology
Wind energy technologies
Ocean energy technologies
Hydroelectric and micro-hydro turbine power
Biofuel, biogas, and thermal depolymerization technologies
Fission- and fusion-type nuclear power
Air pollution abatement
- Publication Date:
- 07 / 09 / 2009