Over the past 20 years, energy conservation imperatives, the use of computer based design aids, and major advances in intelligent management systems for buildings have transformed the design and operation of comfort systems for buildings. The "rules of thumb" used by designers in the1970s are no longer viable. Today, building systems engineers must have a strong analytical basis for design synthesis processes.
But how can you develop this basis? Do you have on your shelf a reference that describes all the latest methods? Does it cover everything from the fundamentals to state-of-the art, intelligent systems? Does it do so in practical way that you can easily access and use when you need to?
The Handbook of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning does. It combines practice and theory, systems and control, and the latest methods and technologies to provide, in one volume, all of the modern design and operation information needed by HVAC engineers.
The Handbook of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning will stay up-to-date while other resources become outmoded and go through lengthy revision and reprint processes. Through a link on the CRC Web site, owners of the Handbook can access new material periodically posted by the author.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION TO THE BUILDINGS SECTOR
Thermodynamic and Heat Transfer Basics
Psychrometrics and Comfort
ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF BUILDINGS
Central and Distributed Utilities
Economics & Costing of HVAC Systems
HVAC EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
Air conditioning Systems
Ventilation and Air Handling Systems
HVAC DESIGN CALCULATIONS
Energy Calculations - Building Loads
Simulation and Modeling - Building Energy Consumption
Energy Conservation in Buildings
Solar Energy System Analysis and Design
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
HVAC System Commissioning
Building System Diagnostics and Preventive Maintenance
Appendix A: Properties of Gases and Vapors
Appendix B: Properties of Liquids
Appendix C: Properties of Solids
Appendix D: Gases and Vapors
Appendix E: Composition and Heating Values of Common Fuels