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Design for Efficiency
By Jan Kreider, Peter Curtiss, and Ari Rabl
This book covers technologies -- from materials to computers -- that are exerting a profound effect on the design and operation of buildings. The emphasis of the book is placed on design optimization and critical thinking. Numerous examples are presented and solved to reinforce important concepts, and software applications are integrated throughout.
The second edition of this textbook contains a completely new chapter on engineering economics, a discussion of new building energy estimation techniques, updated graphics, 50% new homework problems, and a CD containing electronic appendices.
1. Basic concepts and definitions
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