1st Edition

High-Performance Buildings
A Guide for Owners & Managers



ISBN 9781439851999
Published November 15, 2013 by River Publishers
418 Pages

USD $165.00

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Book Description

This book provides a blueprint for action for readers making decisions about how to improve the energy efficiency and performance of new or existing buildings. Suitable for both seasoned veterans and new managers, it takes an objective and orderly approach to what is often a complex, costly, and time-consuming process. The book presents fundamental principles illustrated with case studies. It thoroughly covers the topics in a concise, technically accurate way. The book is designed for architects, engineers, and construction managers.

Table of Contents

LIGHTING SYSTEMS DESIGN
How to Design a Lighting System. Selection Criteria for Lighting Energy Management
Practical Selection of Fluorescent Lamps with Emphasis on Efficiency and Color
Ideal Task Lighting
Efficient and Effective Lighting Design

LIGHTING CONTROL CONSIDERATIONS
Review of Lighting Control Equipment and Applications
Energy vs. Quality of Light

REFLECTORS
Fluorescent Reflectors: The Main Considerations
Specular Retrofit Reflectors for Fluorescent Troffers

BALLAST SELECTION
Matching Fluorescent Lamps and Solid State
Ballasts to Maximize Energy Savings

NATURAL DAYLIGHTING
Natural Daylighting - An Energy Analysis
Windows and Daylighting

WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROL
Wireless Lighting Controls in Parking Garages
Energy Savings with Zigbee Wireless in China

CASE STUDIES
Mesopic Outdoor Lighting
Assessment of the Lighting Systems for the Oil Sector Complex Building in Kuwait-Before and After Commissioning
Intelligent Lighting
New Lighting Technologies Demonstsrated at Defense Commissaries
Innovative Lighting Contest: Small Actions Add up to Big Savings in Schools
Index

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