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Environmental Science in Building

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22.86mm | 861.83g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Palgrave
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th ed. 2012
  • 85 Illustrations, black and white; 432 p. 85 illus.
  • 0230290809
  • 9780230290808
  • 292,754

About Randall McMullan

Randall McMullan is a construction physicist, lecturer and government adviser whose experience spans industry and education. He is the author of various books and publications in the fields of construction, science, applied computing, education and training.
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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.
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Reviews of the previous edition: '...a very useful book for readers at many levels.' - A.F.C. Sherratt, International Journal of Ambient Energy 'Well illustrated and comprehensive coverage of topic areas.' - Stephen Savory, Department of Construction, Carmarthenshire College (Colege Sir Gar), UK 'Excellent introductory text.' - Alan Fewkes, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, UK
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Table of contents

PART I: CORE TOPICS.- The Environment.- Energy Use in Buildings Thermal Effects in Buildings.- Air Control in Buildings.- Principles of Lighting.- Artificial Lighting.- Natural Lighting.- Aspects of Sound.- Noise and Sound Insulation.- Room Acoustics.- Electricity Supplies.- Water Supplies.- Waste Water.- Green Buildings.- PART II: RESOURCES SECTION.- Resource 1: Science Information.- Resource 2: Principles of Heat.- Resource 3: Principles of Light and Sound.- Resource 4: Principles of Electricity.- Resource 5: Principles of Water Technology.- Resource 6: References.
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