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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...

http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS2003/BS03_0275_282.pdf
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...

http://www.greenforall.org/resources/a-short-guide-to-settin...
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...

http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS2003/BS03_0195_202.pdf
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.

http://www.homepower.com/view/?file=HP116_pg52_Woofenden
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.

http://www.homepower.com/article/?file=HP90_pg50_Sagrillo
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.

http://www.architecture2030.org/
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...

http://www.asce.org/Content.aspx?id=15187
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...

http://www.betterbricks.com/DetailPage.aspx?Id=275
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.

http://www.homepower.com/article/?file=HP96_pg34_Fischer
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...

http://www.closerlookinspection.com/Builders.pdf
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