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Environmental Science in Building (8th Edition)

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16 November 2017

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This popular textbook covers how the built environment and the management of energy relate to the quality of human living-conditions and the environmental performance of buildings.  It is the key introductory text for...

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This popular textbook covers how the built environment and the management of energy relate to the quality of human living-conditions and the environmental performance of buildings.  It is the key introductory text for understanding the principles and theories of the environmental science behind construction, and the only text on the market to provide the basic scientific principles of such a broad range of topics.  The text covers a range of areas in the field, including climate change, energy management, and sustainability in construction, with an important focus on contemporary environmental topics such as carbon, lifetime performance and rating schemes.  The author is known for his extremely clear, finely crafted text, and the book offers a wealth of excellent worked examples.

This text is designed to be useful, at all levels, to students and practitioners of architecture, construction studies, building services, surveying, and environmental science. 

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  • Clear and accessible text layout for ease of use
  • Minimum prior knowledge of science and mathematics assumed
  • Worked examples explained step-by-step
  • Fully updated dynamic illustrations and figures ensure that students gain a clear understanding of the core principles and references 
  • A large resource section at the end of the book underpins and complements the main text by recapping basic science of heat, light, sound, electricity and fluids

- Expansion upon the environmental narrative with coverage of contemporary topics such as carbon, lifetime performance and rating schemes

- Additional figures, images and sub-topics in chapters 

- An updated section on building services to give a broader understanding of modern building services equipment options, specifications and performance implications

- Inclusion of a new section which offers commentary on the future of environmental science in building 

PART I: CORE TOPICS The Environment
Energy Use in Buildings Thermal Effects in Buildings
Air Control in Buildings
Principles of Lighting
Artificial Lighting
Natural Lighting
Aspects of Sound
Noise and Sound Insulation
Room Acoustics
Electricity Supplies
Water Supplies
Waste Water
Green Buildings
PART II: RESOURCES SECTION Resource 1: Science Information
Resource 2: Principles of Heat
Resource 3: Principles of Light and Sound
Resource 4: Principles of Electricity
Resource 5: Principles of Water Technology
Resource 6: References.

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Randall McMullan is a construction physicist, lecturer and government adviser whose experience spans industry and education. He is the author of various books and publications in the fields of construction, science, applied computing, education and training.

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Randall McMullan is a construction physicist, lecturer and government adviser whose experience spans industry and education. He is the author of various books and publications in the fields of construction, science, applied computing, education and training.

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