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Delivering Sustainable Buildings

An Industry Insider's View

Wiley, J,
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The UK government has committed to reducing the nation'scarbon emissions by 80% by 2050. Buildings currently use almosthalf of the UK's generated energy and they are now the focusof an unprecedented drive to cut energy use in our homes, offices,schools, libraries - in fact in almost every building, publicor private.
Delivering Sustainable Buildings: an industry insider'sview offers peer-to-peer insights and advice from a leadingpractitioner in this field and brings together in one book anoverview of the main issues to consider when creatingenergy-efficient and sustainable buildings. A resource to dip intofor practical advice, which is both highly readable and also backedup by in-depth technical knowledge, giving the important points tonote and common pitfalls to avoid. Based on observations ofan author with hands-on experience of dealing with the variouselements of the building services engineering industry, the bookgives a unique insight into the particular challenges faced bydesigners, project managers, contractors and installers working todeliver lower carbon and sustainable building projects andoperation.
There is a lot of guidance on sustainable buildings availablefrom reputable sources including BRE, CIBSE, B&ES, ECA andBSRIA. This book is different in that it speaks directly tocontractors and practitioners, with practical messages dealing withreal on-site challenges, offering practical advice based onexperience. Many contractors are now faced with a business choiceof offering services related to issues of the energy hierarchy,minimising energy use, providing good building automation andcontrols and then looking further atmicrogeneration/renewables. Here they must decide whattechnologies might be suitable for their businesses, as well asconsidering what level of training is required before they or theiremployees can start to work with these technologies.
Delivering Sustainable Buildings: an industry insider'sview will help specialist contractors and facilities managersunderstand sustainable buildings at the strategic level(legislation, finance, training) and then to offer practical adviceon various aspects of sustainable buildings (water use,energy-efficient building services, commissioning and keeping thebuilding maintained to optimum performance) to their clients.


Titel: Delivering Sustainable Buildings
Autoren/Herausgeber: Mike Malina
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781118511039

Seitenzahl: 288
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Mike Malina is founder and Director of Energy SolutionsAssociates -a Building Services Engineering Practice in the fieldof Sustainable Engineering, Energy Management and Training. He has30 years' related experience working at the start of his career inthe offshore oil industry, then working in both the public andprivate sectors in related buildings and building engineeringservices sector. He is the principal trainer for theBuilding & Engineering Services Association (formally HVCA),Building Regulations Competent Persons Certification scheme forcommercial and domestic HVACR work. Over many years Mike hasconducted hundreds of building energy audits and has never beendefeated in finding ways to save energy. In 2010 he won theHVR Consultant of the year award and in 2011 the Innovation andSustainability outstanding contribution to the Industry award. Mike has spoken at many industry conferences and seminars,building a reputation for saying it as it is and cutting throughall the 'greenwash'. - Newsletter
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