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Efficient Electrical Systems Design Handbook
Now you can achieve optimum performance and efficiency in the design of electric systems for virtually any size or type of building or industrial facility utilizing the state-of-the-art methodologies... More > detailed in this comprehensive electrical design reference. Step by step guidelines and take you through each phase of design, covering equipment selection, power distribution system analysis, conduit and conductor sizing, lighting system design, control systems, electronic instrumentation, protective relaying, energy management systems, power quality, variable speed drives, motor selection, and more. The latest codes (NEC 2008) as well as currently available equipment are referenced. Numerous examples and simulation exercises are included, along with detailed design examples.< Less
Everybody's Building Code
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Everybody's Building Code helps everybody build safe and efficient homes and helps everybody avoid costly construction defects.
Everybody's Building Code is for homeowners, contractors, real estate... More > agents, home inspectors and anybody else who wants to understand the International Residential Code without wading through the dry and often confusing language of the code itself.
Everybody’s Building Code restates code requirements into direct, command oriented statements and provides many examples, illustrations, and photographs that demonstrate how to apply the code requirements. In cases where the code requirements may not reflect current best practices, the book discusses some opinions on the subject and directs the reader to other sources for more information. The book contains an extensive key word index and a detailed Table of Contents that helps readers find the code provisions they need.< Less
Merrimac -- High-Performance and Highly-Efficient Scientific Computing with Streams
Stanford Ph.D. Dissertation:
Advances in VLSI technology have made the raw ingredients for computation plentiful. Large numbers of fast functional units and large amounts of memory and bandwidth can... More > be made efficient in terms of chip area, cost, and energy, however, high-performance computers realize only a small fraction of VLSI's potential. This dissertation describes the Merrimac streaming supercomputer architecture and system. Merrimac has an integrated view of the applications, software system, compiler, and architecture. We will show how this approach leads to over an order of magnitude gains in performance per unit cost, unit power, and unit floor-space for scientific applications when compared to common scientific computers designed around clusters of commodity general-purpose processors. The dissertation discusses Merrimac's stream architecture, the mapping of scientific codes to effectively run on the stream architecture, and system issues in the Merrimac supercomputer.< Less
Handbook of Energy Engineering, 6th edition
Covering the latest codes and standards and the Energy Independence and Security Act, this edition includes information on software packages from the Best Practices Program of the U.S. Department of... More > Energy; and emerging technologies such as oxy-fuel combustion, high efficiency burners, enhanced heat exchangers, and ceramic membranes for heat recovery. This reference will guide you step by step in applying the principles of energy engineering and management to the design of electrical, HVAC, utility, process and building systems for both new design and retrofit projects. Topics covered include how to do an energy analysis of any system; electrical system optimization; state-of-the-art lighting and lighting controls; thermal storage; cogeneration; HVAC and building system optimization; compressed air systems; third party financing and much more. The text is thoroughly illustrated with tables, graphs, diagrams and sample problems.< Less
Lighting Redesign for Existing Buildings
In this insightful and practical desk reference, veteran journalist and educator Craig DiLouie identifies, details and compares a variety of opportunities which can be effectively utilized, both to... More > improve lighting performance, as well as to save energy in existing buildings. The book explains in clear terms the decision-making process behind whether retrofitting or redesigning an existing building's lighting system will yield the best, most cost-effective results. A discussion of basic lighting design techniques, advanced lighting strategies, how to evaluate and compare lighting equipment, and the important role planned maintenance can play in saving energy and ensuring long-term performance are included. Also covered are details of the current status of lighting-related legislation and energy codes.< Less
Water Quality & Systems: A Guide for Facility Managers, 2nd edition
This book was written to serve as a guide for facility managers and other building professionals who have the responsibility for water supply and wastewater drainage systems. Designed for on-the-job... More > use, it will guide you step by step in achieving an optimally functioning system, while controlling both operating and maintenance costs – and keeping building occupants satisfied and productive. You'll learn the best approaches to keeping your water systems both safe and efficient, and also assuring that your are in full compliance with all applicable regulations. The book has been specifically formatted to provide the manager with the most important, most comprehensive amount of information in the least amount of time, thereby optimizing the reader's investment in the information. Also included is the latest information on EPA's WAVE Saver program for the hotel/motel industry, as well as coverage of other regulations and codes.< Less
N11 and N12
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The ICC National Standard General Building Contractor Exams are single part open book exams with multiple choice questions covering these topics in the Internal Building Code 2009. For N11, the... More > topics are:
Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures
Soils and Foundations
Gypsum Board and Plaster
The N12 exam has 80 questions, with additional topics on Glass and Glazing. This study notes has been written to provide you with information most commonly found in the N11/N12 exams. It is NOT a guide to the building code but a set of condensed notes for exam prep purpose. Key points are emphasized to facilitate your focused revision effort.< Less