High-Performance Buildings A Guide for Owners & Managers
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.
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.