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Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction, 2nd Edition by Sam Kubba

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Chapter Nine

Impact of Energy and Atmosphere

Abstract

This chapter deals with various aspects of the Energy and Atmosphere Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) category including LEED credits and LEED V3 and V4 Rating systems. This is followed by a study of the Building Envelope and exterior wall systems such as curtain walls. Then Intelligent Energy Management Systems such as building automation and intelligent buildings are looked at. A discussion of Mechanical Systems (Air Conditioning, Heating, and Ventilation) includes Types of HVAC Systems and HVAC requirements and deficiencies. This is followed by a study of electrical power and lighting systems including electrical components (e.g., meters, fire alarms, circuit breakers, ...

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