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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Environmental Science in Building

Edition 7th Edition
ISBN 9780230290808
Publication Date April 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Building and Surveying Series

Environmental Science in Building covers the science, technology and services that relate to the comfort of humans and the environmental performance of buildings.

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

This new edition has been thoroughly updated and the contents reorganised to ensure optimum presentation and understanding of topics. Covering a range of topical areas including climate change, carbon and energy management, sustainability in construction, and sick and green buildings, this remains the key introductory text for understanding the principles and theories of the environmental science behind construction.

Key features of the seventh edition are:

• 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
• Large resource sections of supporting information and references

Visit the companion website for this book at www.palgrave.com/engineering/builtenvironment/mcmullan for investigative questions, supplementary exercises, useful weblinks and an online glossary.

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.

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.

Reviews

Reviews of the previous edition:'...a very useful book for readers at many levels.' - A.F.C. Sherratt, International Journal of Ambient Energy
'Well illustrated and comprehensive coverage of topic areas.' - Stephen Savory, Department of Construction, Carmarthenshire College (Colege Sir Gar), UK
'Excellent introductory text.' - Alan Fewkes, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, UK
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