Environmental Science in Building (Paperback)
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Short Description for Environmental Science in Building This engaging text covers the science, technology and services that relate to the comfort of humans and the environmental performance of buildings. Topics are arranged for easy reading, and assume a minimum experience of science and mathematics. This edition has been revised in line with new regulations, up-to-date practice and world-wide trends.
- Published: 11 April 2012
- Format: Paperback 432 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780230290808 ISBN 10: 0230290809
- Sales rank: 164,047
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Environmental Science in Building covers the science, technology and services that relate to the comfort of humans and the environmental performance of buildings. This popular text is designed to be useful, at all levels, to students and practitioners of architecture, construction studies, building services, surveying, and environmental science. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and the contents reorganised to ensure optimum presentation and understanding of topics. Covering a range of topical areas including climate change, carbon and energy management, sustainability in construction, and sick and green buildings, this remains the key introductory text for understanding the principles and theories of the environmental science behind construction. Key features of the seventh edition are: * Clear and accessible text layout for ease of use * Minimum prior knowledge of science and mathematics assumed * Worked examples explained step-by-step * Fully updated dynamic illustrations and figures * Large resource sections of supporting information and references Visit the companion website for this book at www.palgrave.com/engineering/builtenvironment/mcmullan for investigative questions, supplementary exercises, useful weblinks and an online glossary.