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High-Performance Buildings Simplified 2nd Edition

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High-Performance Buildings Simplified, 2nd Edition


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Simplifying and Shaping Sustainable Building Design

Explore the intricacies of high-performance building design with the newly updated edition of High-Performance Buildings Simplified. Designed for both engineering students and early career professionals, this comprehensive book offers a clear, accessible approach to the fundamental principles of sustainable building practices.

Building upon its predecessor, this second edition focuses on key areas crucial to contemporary sustainable design:

  • Water efficiency and utilization
  • Energy conversion and use
  • Energy sources and generation
  • Sustainable sites
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Energy informatics, smart buildings, and smart grid integration

Structured as a textbook for college-level courses yet equally valuable as a reference for professionals, this edition provides essential updates and additional materials reflecting the evolving landscape of high-performance buildings. Updated data and insights ensure individuals remain informed about the latest industry trends and practices.

From conceptualization to operation, each chapter equips the reader with practical tools and knowledge to enhance sustainability and resilience in building projects. Engage with discussion questions, in-class exercises, and further study topics to deepen the understanding and application of sustainable design principles.

Whether for a student embarking on an engineering journey or a seasoned professional seeking to expand their expertise, High-Performance Buildings Simplified, Second Edition, remains a go-to resource for mastering sustainable building design in today's ever-changing world.