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Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings

2nd Edition

By Paul Tymkow, Savvas Tassou, Maria Kolokotroni, Hussam Jouhara


376 pages

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The role and influence of building services engineers are undergoing rapid change and are pivotal to achieving low-carbon buildings. However, textbooks in the field have tended to remain fairly traditional with a detailed focus on the technicalities of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, often with little wider context. This book addresses that need by embracing a contemporary understanding of the challenge to address climate change, together with practical approaches to energy efficiency and carbon mitigation for mechanical and electrical systems, in a concise manner.

The essential conceptual design issues for planning the principal building services systems that influence energy efficiency are examined in detail. These are HVAC and electrical systems. In addition, the following issues are addressed:

  • background issues on climate change, whole-life performance and design collaboration
  • generic strategies for energy efficient, low-carbon design
  • health & wellbeing and post-occupancy evaluation
  • building ventilation
  • air-conditioning and HVAC system selection
  • thermal energy generation and distribution systems
  • low-energy approaches for thermal control
  • electrical systems, data collection, controls and monitoring
  • building thermal load assessment
  • building electric power load assessment
  • space planning and design integration with other disciplines.

In order to deliver buildings that help to mitigate climate change impacts, a new perspective is required for building services engineers, from the initial conceptual design and throughout the design collaboration with other disciplines. This book provides a contemporary introduction and guide to this new approach, for students and practitioners alike.

Table of Contents

1. Background for an energy-efficient and low-carbon built environment 2. Interdisciplinary design collaboration for energy-efficient buildings 3. Generic design strategies for energy-efficient, low-carbon 4. Post occupancy evaluation for optimal energy and environmental 5. Health and wellbeing 6. Energy efficient ventilation 7. Air conditioning systems 8. Energy-efficient thermal energy generation and distribution in buildings 9. Low energy approaches for the thermal control of buildings 10. Energy-efficient electrical systems, controls and metering 11. Building thermal load calculations 12. Building electric power load assessment 13. Space planning and design integration for services

About the Authors

Paul Tymkow was at Hoare Lea for 30 years where he was Director of Learning and Knowledge from 2007 to 2018. He has led design groups, project teams and projects in a wide range of sectors, in building services and related areas, for Hoare Lea and other organisations. He was a visiting academic at Brunel University London from 2005-2019, where he lectured on the post-graduate programme and was a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor from 2016-2019.

Savvas Tassou is Professor of Energy Engineering and Director of the Institute of Energy Futures at Brunel University London. He has over 30 years’ academic and research experience in the areas of building services engineering, energy conservation technologies for the built environment and process industries, the design optimisation of these technologies and their optimum integration and control to minimise energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Maria Kolokotroni is Professor of Energy in the Built Environment, in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Institute for Energy Futures, Brunel University London. She teaches ventilation, low-energy technologies and building performance at post-graduate level and carries out research on UK and European-funded research projects in these fields. She works very closely with industry to transfer research results to application and has contributed to the International Energy Agency research projects.

Hussam Jouhara is a Professor of Thermal Engineering at Brunel University London. He is an established academic author and an internationally recognised expert in heat exchangers, fluid dynamics and two-phase heat transfer processes. Over a 16-year career, he has developed innovative solutions to heat exchange/heat-pipe problems, resulting in many filed patents; and has attracted substantial research funding from various UK/EU-based research councils and industrial partners.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Interior Design / General
ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design
ARCHITECTURE / Adaptive Reuse & Renovation
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning