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    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

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