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Building Construction, HVAC, and Landscape Design -- Current Issues and Publications

View Resource A Pilot Project for a Low Energy Building Equipped with Thermal Slabs, Heat Pump and Ground Heat Storage

An eight-page building simulation. In this work the design of a pilot building located in Padova (Italy) is presented. This building is equipped with a novel type of thermal active slab fed by a...
View Resource A Short Guide to Setting Up a City Scale Retrofit Program

Buildings represent 38.9% of U.S. primary energy use and 38% of all CO2 emissions in the U.S. Though simple, relatively low-cost measures such as insulation, and lighting upgrades can be done in...
View Resource Analysis of Envelope Thermal Behaviour Through Parametric Studies

An eight-page building simulation paper. A simulation methodology has been created for establishing the impact of increasing the insulation of the building envelope upon its global thermal...
View Resource Anatomy of a Wind Turbine

A closer look at how the parts and pieces of a typical wind turbine work together to produce electricity out of thin air.
View Resource Apples & Oranges 2002: Choosing a Home-Sized Wind Generator

Wind guru Mick Sagrillo has compiled his fourth “Apples & Oranges” article to help you choose a home-sized wind generator. Become an online member to view article.
View Resource Architecture2030: Climate Change, Global Warming, & the Built Environment

Climatologists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) confirmed that the highest global annual average surface temperature in more than a century was recorded in 2005.
View Resource ASCE: Civil Engineering Magazine

Library Holdings. Civil Engineering is the premier magazine of the civil engineering profession and presents information about significant projects, events, and issues of interest to civil...
View Resource Better Bricks: Eco-Charrette

One page article on preplanning for buildings with half-day planning meetings of contractors and owners. What, exactly, is an eco-charrette? It?s an intense meeting, half a day or more, in w...
View Resource Betting the Farm—Wind Electricity Pays Off

June & Charlie Nichols were confident enough to go into debt for their intertied 10 KW Bergey wind system. Payback time — 4 years. Become an online member to view article.
View Resource Builders & Mold "More Attention Now Could Result in Less Headaches Later"

Mold has become an area of concern to anyone that makes a living building. The explosion of media coverage in the last few years has led to a near panic over mold. This media explosion, in addition...
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