Building systems engineering. Atmospheric radiation soup and buildings. Basic building systems. Integration of Mother Nature and building systems. Integration of solar power and building systems. Integration of daylighting and building lighting. Earth, lakes, and building systems. Energy storage. Integrated building systems engineering. Trends, recent shifts, and some challenges. Acoustics, vibrations and integrated building systems. Lightning, electrostatic discharge, and buildings. Electromagnetic waves, noise, and system susceptibility. The human body and building synchronization. Integrated building systems automation (IBSA). From microelectronic technology to information technology. Reliability requirements, risk management, and associated building systems engineering. Air, water, and power quality and building systems. Integrated building systems commissioning. Building system microeconomic analysis. Building system and construction documents. Index.
Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this long-needed, single-source reference, provides a wealth of knowledge, ranging from the basics of building systems to explanations of why systems need to be integrated, and how integration provides a basis for increased reliability and economic growth. The book delves further, exploring environmentally responsible design through the integration of natural site resources with building systems and the impact of modern technology on buildings. Integrated M/E Design examines a wide range of issues at the core of the electronically operated, economically constrained, politically controlled, and environmentally responsible, contemporary business environment.
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