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Perface xvii Acknowledgments xxi Part I The Building Design Context 1 Chapter 1 Design Process 3 Chapter 2 Environmental Resources 37 Chapter 3 Sites and Resources 67 Part II Design Fundamentals 113 Chapter 4 Thermal Comfort 115 Chapter 5 Indoor Air Quality 137 Chapter 6 Light, Vision, and Visual Comfort 177 Light 177 Vision 190 Light and Color 209 Visual Comfort 221 Chapter 7 Sound, Hearing, and Acoustical Comfort 223 Chapter 8 Solar Geometry and Shading Devices 251 Chapter 9 Heat Flow 277 Part III Passive Environmental Systems 325 Chapter 10 Daylighting 327 Chapter 11 Passive Heating 383 Chapter 12 Passive Cooling 441 Chapter 13 Integrating Passive Systems 501 Part IV Active Environmental Systems 529 Chapter 14 Active Climate Control 531 HVAC Components 547 HVAC Systems 605 Chapter 15 Lamps, Luminaires, and Controls 699 Electric Lamps 699 Incandescent Lamps 700 Gaseous Discharge Lamps 709 Fluorescent Lamps 711 Solid State Lighting 726 Other Electric Lamps 729 Luminaires 731 Lighting Fixture Properties 744 Lighting Control 747 Chapter 16 Electric Lighting Design 759 Context 759 Process 761 Chapter 17 Electric Lighting Applications 813 Residential Occupancies 813 Educational Facilities 819 Commercial Interiors 827 Special Lighting Application Topics 835 Chapter 18 Water and Design 855 Chapter 19 Water Supply 897 Chapter 20 Liquid Waste 987 Chapter 21 Solid Waste 1059 Part V Acoustics 1073 Chapter 22 Sound in Enclosed Spaces 1075 Absorption 1076 Room Acoustics 1082 Room Design 1090 Sound Reinforcement Systems 1101 Chapter 23 Building Noise Control 1111 Noise Reduction 1111 Absorption 1111 Sound Isolation 1118 Airborne Sound 1121 Speech Privacy 1139 Structure-Borne Noise 1155 Mechanical System Noise Control 1157 STC and IIC Recommendations and Criteria 1167 Outdoor Acoustic Considerations 1170 Reference Material 1172 Part VI Fire Protection 1177 Chapter 24 Fire Protection 1179 Fire Resistance, Egress, and Extinguishment 1179 Fire Alarm Systems 1225 Part VII Electricity 1257 Chapter 25 Principles of Electricity 1259 Chapter 26 Electrical Systems and Materials: Service and Utilization 1279 Chapter 27 Electrical Systems and Materials: Wiring and Raceways 1339 Chapter 28 Electric Wiring Design 1375 Chapter 29 Photovoltaic Systems 1423 Part VIII Signal Systems 1449 Chapter 30 Signal Systems 1451 Private Residential Systems 1454 Multiple-Dwelling Systems 1459 School Systems 1462 Office Building Systems 1467 Industrial Building Systems 1471 Automation 1474 Part IX Transportation 1485 Chapter 31 Elevators 1487 Passenger Elevators 1487 Traction Elevator Equipment 1488 Hydraulic Elevators 1493 Other Elevator Drives 1495 Passenger Interaction Issues 1498 Passenger Elevator Selection 1518 Physical Properties and Spatial Requirements of Elevators 1532 Power and Energy 1538 Other Design Considerations 1541 Special Shaft Arrangements 1545 Special Elevator Designs 1547 Freight Elevators 1548 Chapter 32 Escalators and Other Mechanized Circulation Systems 1563 Escalators 1563 Moving Walks and Ramps 1580 Special Passenger Conveyance Systems 1584 Materials Handling 1587 Part X Appendices 1595 Appendix A Metrication, SI Units, and Conversions 1597 Appendix B Climatic Conditions for the United States, Canada, and Mexico 1603 Appendix C Solar and Daylighting Design Data 1629 Appendix D Solar Geometry 1675 Appendix E Thermal Properties of Materials and Assemblies 1689 Appendix F Ventilation and Infiltration 1735 Appendix G Heating and Cooling Design Guidelines and Information 1743 Appendix H Standards/Guidelines for Energy and Resource-Efficient Building Design 1759 Appendix I Solar Radiation and Thermal Storage 1765 Appendix J Economic Analysis 1821 Appendix K Sound Transmission Data 1827 Appendix L Building Energy Modeling Tools and Resources 1847 Index 1857

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WALTER T. GRONDZIK, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, is an architectural engineer and Professor of Architecture at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Grondzik is a Fellow of ASHRAE, a Fellow of the American Solar Energy Society, and a past president of the Society of Building Science Educators and of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium. His research includes building commissioning, high-performance building initiatives, and all areas of environmental control systems and their effects on buildings and occupants. ALISON G. KWOK, PH.D., FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, is an architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, Eugene, teaching design studios, seminars in building performance, and environmental technology. Kwok is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the American Solar Energy Society and a Certified Passive House Consultant. Her research includes identifying adaptive and mitigation strategies for climate change, thermal comfort, and building performance case studies.

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