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Designing for Operational Excellence by
Publication Date: 2021-06-01
With principles of total cost of ownership, sustainability, and an "operator first" mindset as its focus, this book details the process and considerations for incorporating operational excellence in any building's design and provides building owners, managers, and designers with guidance to design buildings and systems that focus on long-term operational excellence.
Applied Building Physics by
Publication Date: 2016-04-25
This volume discusses the heat, air and moisture performance metrics that affect building design, construction and retrofitting.
Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture by
Publication Date: 2017-10-16
The book deals with the description, analysis and modeling of heat, air and moisture transport in building assemblies and whole buildings with main emphasis on the building engineering applications, including examples. The physical transport processes determine the performance of the building envelope and may influence the serviceability of the structure and the whole building.
Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Principles and Practice by
Call Number: TH 6025 N53 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-04
The fundamental function of buildings is to provide safe and healthy shelter. For the fortunate they also provide comfort and delight. In the twentieth century comfort became a 'product' produced by machines and run on cheap energy. In a world where fossil fuels are becoming ever scarcer and more expensive, and the climate more extreme, the challenge of designing comfortable buildings today requires a new approach.
The following databases offer full-text access to eBooks that feature information related to the study of building science (among other things). Individual titles can also be searched via the BCIT Library Catalogue.
E-books on various subjects, including engineering, technology, health, business, aviation and architecture. The maximum loan period is 4 days.
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Choose "Civil Engineering & Construction materials", then "Buildings & Energy efficiency" leading to e-books on Building environment, building energy, HVAC, Lighting etc.
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