The Rammed Earth Renaissance (VHS)

The Rammed Earth Renaissance (VHS)By David Easton

Studio: EarthWright Institute

VHS Release Date: June 1, 1999

Run Time: 31 minutes

ASIN: 0965233502

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Earth Plasters for Straw Bale Homes

Earth Plasters for Straw Bale HomesAuthor(s): Keely Meagan

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Earth Plasters for Straw Bale Homes by Keely Meagan of Earth Artisans, NM (shown plastering a straw bale house with Jazz, the cat.)

53 pages of everything about using earth and mud for a natural finish on bale walls. Covers earthen recipes, planning, testing, problems, how to mix and apply each coat, tools ( trowels and others) and materials needed, resources, great black & white instructional photos. This is a warm and engaging teaching book!

The book has many recipes good for all types of natural homes and plaster projects.

HVAC Controls: Operations & Maintenance

HVAC Controls: Operations & MaintenanceAuthor: Guy W. Gupton, Jr.

Publisher: Fairmont Press

Hardcover: 345 pages

ISBN-10: 0881733415

ISBN-13: 978-0881733419

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Now in it’s newly updated third edition, this handbook was written to serve as a complete and concise reference for those engaged in the operation and maintenance of automatic control systems serving building heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. The full range of topics pertinent to the effective operation of all types of HVAC control systems currently in use today are explored, including equipment-to-control interactions, control system set-up and functions, local loop to building automation system interfaces, performance prediction and assessment, operational parameters, and maintenance and testing. The third edition includes a new chapter covering the installations and procedures required to update an existing pneumatic control system to a hybrid pneumatic and direct digital system by adding DDC signal sensing and control algorithms to existing pneumatic actuators on dampers and valves.

6 x 9, 339 pp., Illus., Hardcover

Indoor Air Quality Case Studies Reference Guide

Indoor Air Quality Case Studies Reference GuideAuthor(s): George Benda, Editor

Publisher: Fairmont Press

Hardcover: 216 pages

ISBN: 0881733059

ISBN-13: 978-0881733051

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This book provides you with the benefit of both good and bad experiences in indoor air quality management over the past decade. The case studies are presented with commentary to guide you in capturing the lessons learned, offering you a sound basis for making sound decisions relative to indoor air quality in your day-to-day work in building design, construction and operation. Each case study contains the details you need to fully understand what went right as well as what went wrong. The insightful analysis presented with each case is designed to assist you in generalizing the results for applicability to other types of settings, and to guide you, both in preventing potentially costly indoor air hazards, as well as in resolving challenging existing problems. Supporting technical and scientific data is presented for each case.

6 x 9, 220 pp., Illus., Hardcover

New Technologies for Energy Efficiency

New Technologies for Energy EfficiencyAuthor(s): Michael F. Hordeski

Publisher: Fairmont Press

Hardcover: 376 pages

ISBN: 0881733695

ISBN-13: 978-0881733693

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The needs of the new economy have had the effect of stressing the existing energy infrastructure to the point of crisis. The current regulatory system tends to encourage the building of large power plants with long lead times. This important book examines the full scope of new technologies available to address this crisis of electricity supply now by reducing dependency on the power grid. The author details the tools and technologies available for incorporating smaller, clean, more efficient energy-generating technologies such as small-scale cogeneration, fuel cells, and natural gas distributed generation into your energy management plan. He thoroughly examines the role of new technologies in reducing operating costs and developing more innovative and practical approaches to energy management, including implementing alternative energy programs, monitoring rates and policy, managing power quality, exploring cost-effective power generation solutions, utilizing cost-effective energy services, benefitting from information monitoring and diagnostic systems, assessing energy storage options, integrating lighting and cooling systems, and more.

Passive Solar Commercial and Institutional Buildings: A Sourcebook of Examples and Design Insights

Passive Solar Commercial and Institutional Buildings: A Sourcebook of Examples and Design InsightsAuthor(s): Paris, France International Energy Agency, S.R. Hastings

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471939439

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Paperback, 464 pages
Publication date: March 1994

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons:
Collected results of research performed by solar experts from 12 countries during 1986-1991. Features 45 building case studies and expands their findings through parametric studies using computer models. Encourages the design of buildings adapted to and profiting from their environmental climate. Covers effective passive solar concepts in residential and commercial design. Discusses both the energy-saving and aesthetic effects of daylighting design.

Booknews, Inc., 06/01/94:
Presents the results of research carried out by solar experts from 12 countries between 1986 and 1991, featuring 45 case studies of buildings–both commercial and institutional–that range from a large university complex with multiple atria in Norway to a sports hall employing a mass wall in Spain. Insights gained from these projects have been expanded by conducting parametric studies using computer models, some of which were developed specifically for this International Energy Agency research. Practically rather than aesthetically illustrated with b&w charts, drawings, photographs, and plans. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Table of Contents

Parts of the Book
Chapters
Integration of Strategies
References

SOLAR USABILITY
Introduction
Internal Gains
Simulation Studies with an Ideal Heating System
Simulation Studies with Actual Heating Systems
Conclusions
References

SOLAR HEATING
Introduction
Direct Gain Systems
Air Collector Systems
Air Flow
Windows
Mass Wall Systems
Transparent Insulation Systems
Absorber Walls
Storage Systems

DAYLIGHTING
Introduction
Classification of Strategies
Examples
Detailed Results
Analysis
Tools
Conclusions
Recommended Reading

COOLING
Introduction
Strategies
Examples
Analysis
Tools
Conclusions
Recommended Reading

ATRIA
Introduction
Typology
Case Studies
Examples
Design Insights
Atrium Analysis
Tools
Conclusions
Recommended Reading
Appendices
Index.

Solutions for Energy Security & Facility Management Challenges

Solutions for Energy Security & Facility Management ChallengesAuthor(s): The Association of Energy Engineers

Publisher: Fairmont Press

Paperback: 606 pages

ISBN: 0-88173-411-X

ISBN-13: 978-0881734119

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Here’s your comprehensive, up-to-the-minute source for the very latest developments in applications and strategies for managing energy costs, assuring a secure and affordable energy supply, and achieving optimum overall facility operational performance. More than 100 authorities in the fields of energy engineering and management, CHP and on-site generation, alternative and renewable energy, and facilities security and management have contributed to this truly extensive work. You’ll learn about new tools for reducing energy costs in buildings, developing distribution generation strategies, and employing the latest security measures for any type of facility. You’ll find a thorough examination of such topics as integrated combined heat and power systems for buildings; high performance buildings for sustainable design; new power quality solutions; new tools for federal energy managers; measurement and verification systems and continuous commissioning; securing facilities for bio-terrorism protection and disaster preparedness; realtime risk management in the energy market; the rapidly approaching market for fuel cell technologies; and much more including detailed case studies.

8½ x 11, 624 pp., Illus., Softcover

Concepts and Practice of Architectural Daylighting

Author: Fuller Moore

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold (Trade)

ISBN: 0442264399

ISBN-13: 978-0442264390

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This work provides architects with the necessary conceptual framework and analytical tools to integrate daylighting into building design at the earliest stages. The author includes numerous examples and model studies with an emphasis on predictive techniques.

Community Energy Workbook: A Guide to Building a Sustainable Economy

Community Energy Workbook : A Guide to Building a Sustainable EconomyAuthor(s): Alice Hubbard

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Institute

ISBN: 1881071049

ISBN-13: 978-1881071044

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Publication date: March 1995
Community Energy Workbook : A Guide to Building a Sustainable Economy
Reduce your community’s energy consumption and improve the local economy. Drawing on the experiences of citizens around the country, The Community Energy Workbook outlines a comprehensive, step-by-step process for achieving sustainable, community-wide energy savings. This companion to The Economic Renewal Guide will help you calculate your community’s total energy bill, examine its economic and environmental implications, organize an energy town meeting, and involve the entire community in creating and implementing an energy action plan. We could forge no better energy policy than to put copies of The Community Energy Workbook on the desk of every local official and active citizen in the country.
–David Orr, author of Ecological Literacy.

1st edition (1995).
Softcover, 270 pages

Energy Conscious Design: A Primer for Architects

Author(s): John R. Goulding, J. Owen Lewis, Theo C. Steemers (Editor)

Publisher: B T Batsford Ltd

Paperback: 160 pages

ISBN: 0713469196

ISBN-13: 978-0713469196

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This book, being prepared for the Commission of the European Communities, is concerned with the idea of the urban energy efficiency as a means to provide better environmental performance. Its simplified way of presenting fundamental concepts is very convenient. What I really liked the best is that it is filled with very nice and clear figures that are self-explanatory. However, these figures are not numbered!!!, which makes it hard to link them with the text. The book is very useful for architects and architectural students.

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