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  • ISBN: 9780070140196
  • ISBN10: 0070140197

Energy Systems Handbook

by McGraw-Hill Companies

  • List Price: $39.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Publish date: 01/01/2008
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This book shows you how to plan and construct the energy-saving homes that today's buyers want. Whether homebuilding is your business or you're constructing or remodeling a single house, this indispensable guide shows you how to maximize energy savings through plans that include systems, layout, and materials. You'll also learn how to predict and compare energy savings accurately; harness the energy of the sun for free heating, lighting, and even electrical power; build "smart houses" with new chip-controlled technology that optimizes savings; and much more. A unique example floor plan helps you calculate heat loss in your own home. For home builders, home buyers, and home renovators; contractors, architects, and engineers alike, Energy Systems Handbook takes a cross-discipline look at the technologies available, and shows you how to build a complete, highly-efficient, money-saving energy system inside any home.Whether you're buyer or builder, this is a book that will pay for itself many timesover.
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