High-Performance Buildings

A Guide for Owners & Managers

By Anthony Robinson, MS

© 2013 – Fairmont Press

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Hardback: 9781439851999
pub: 2013-11-14
US Dollars$149.95
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About the Book

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS093000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Facility Management
SCI024000
SCIENCE / Energy
TEC005050
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning