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  • Electrical Inspection, Testing and Certification

    A guide to passing the City & Guilds 2394/2395 exams

    By Michael Drury

    Addresses the areas highlighted as poor in the Chief Examiner's feedback of candidateperformance Assists students in decoding questions found in the City and Guilds 2394 and 2395 exams Uses realistic exam questions as examples and rather than simply providing the answers, explains how the student…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03 

  • Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques

    Edited by Mat Santamouris, Denia Kolokotsa

    The urban climate is continuously deteriorating. Urban heat lowers the quality of urban life, increases energy needs, and affects the urban socio-economy. Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques presents steps that can be taken to mitigate this situation through a series of innovative technologies and…

    Hardback – 2016-01-20 

  • Tropical Urban Heat Islands

    Climate, Buildings and Greenery

    By Nyuk Hien Wong, Yu Chen

    Conventional air conditioning is not a sustainable solution to the challenge of a hot or humid climate. The climate problem is compounded in so-called Urban Heat Islands, urban areas where the air can be 3–5°C hotter than its surrounding areas and where pollution levels are consequently raised.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Spon Research

  • A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering

    An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance

    Edited by Dejan Mumovic, Mat Santamouris

    The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection, focusing mostly on energy and ventilation, provides the current and next generation of building engineering professionals with what…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 
    BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

  • Advances in Passive Cooling

    Edited by Mat Santamouris

    Following a rapid increase in the use of air conditioning in buildings of all types, the energy demand for powering such devices has become a significant cause for concern. Passive cooling is increasingly being thought of as the best alternative to air conditioning. This book offers the latest…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 
    BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

  • The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Non-Domestic Buildings

    By Baker Nick

    The refurbishment of existing buildings is a crucial yet often neglected subject within sustainable architecture; attention is usually focused on new buildings. Many old buildings waste large amounts of energy and provide poor internal conditions for occupants through poor lighting, poor…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 

  • Building Futures

    Managing energy in the built environment

    By Jane Powell, Jennifer Monahan, Chris Foulds

    A reduction in the energy demand of buildings can make a major contribution to achieving national and international carbon reduction goals, in addition to addressing the interlinked issues of sustainable development, fuel poverty and fuel security. Despite improvements in thermal efficiency, the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-24

  • Radon

    Guidance on Protective Measures for New Buildings (2015 Edition), 5th Edition

    By Chris Scivyer

    This report gives guidance for reducing the concentration of radon in new buildings, extensions, conversions, and refurbishment, to reduce the risk to occupants of exposure to radon. It provides practical details on methods of protecting new buildings, extensions, conversions and refurbishment,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-06
    IHS BRE Press

  • Sound Insulation in Dwellings

    Part 3: Material change of use (conversions)

    By Gary Timmins

    This three-part Good Building Guide provides practical guidance for designers, construction managers and operatives, and property developers on understanding the requirements of national building regulations concerning the provision of sound insulation in dwellings. The aim of Part 3 is to give…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
    IHS BRE Press

  • Electrical Installation Work: Level 2

    EAL Edition

    By Peter Roberts, Mark Baker

    The only EAL approved textbook for the Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation (600/6724/X) Fully up-to-date with the 3rd Amendment of the 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations Expert advice that has been written in collaboration with EAL to ensure that it covers what learners need to know in…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29

  • Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Foundations and Analysis

    By Michael Humphreys, Fergus Nicol, Susan Roaf

    There has been widespread dissatisfaction with accepted models for predicting the conditions that people will find thermally comfortable in buildings. These models require knowledge about clothing and activity, but can give little guidance on how to quantify them in any future situation. This has…

    Hardback – 2015-09-07

  • Building Services Handbook

    8th Edition

    By Roger Greeno, Fred Hall

    This eighth edition of Hall and Greeno's leading textbook has been reviewed and updated in relation to the latest building and water regulations, new technology, and new legislation, and even more design calculations have been added. In addition, topics such as: alternative sources of…

    Paperback – 2015-09-07

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