Practices

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Ventilation effectiveness

This guidebook is aimed at practising, consulting and contracting engineers. It provides easy-to-understand descriptions of the indices used to measure the performance of a ventilation system and which indices to use in different cases. It...
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Raumklimatechnik - Band 2 - Raumluft- und Raumkühltechnik

The book gives the basic theory of HVAC technology in many important areas with recent updates of technology. Its focus is on the design of energy efficient systems for good indoor environment. It begins with a nice overview of the load...
The volume 2 of the „Rietschel “with the German title “Raumluft- und Raumkühltechnik was published by Springer- Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, a big German publisher, in the middle of 2008. The 16 th edition of this handbook is edited by prof...
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Scientific basis for design of ventilation for health, productivity and good energy efficiency

In many studies, prevalence of sick building syndrome symptoms has also been associated with characteristics of HVAC systems. The evidence suggests that better hygiene, commissioning, operation and maintenance of air handling systems may...
The paper presents a summary of effects of ventilation on human responses, and ventilation strategies that improve indoor environmental quality and reduce energy use.
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Energy Efficiency of Lighting Installations

As a supplement to the Code of Practice for Energy Efficiency of Lighting Installations, the Energy Efficiency Office of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department is developing this handbook of guidelines on recommended practices...
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Wijziging regeling groenprojecten 2005

Eigenaren of bewoners van woningen kunnen met de aangepaste Regeling groenprojecten hun woning energiezuiniger maken. Met name bewoners van oudere woningen kunnen hiervan profiteren.
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Inventarisatie: Beoordeling van gezondheid in woningen in relatie tot energiegebruik

Literatuurstudie naar de volgende twee vragen. Is de gezondheid van de bewoners van een gebouw te toetsen met voldoende zekerheid? Wat is er al bekend over de relatie tussen de gezondheid van de bewoners en het energiegebruik/...
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Een schonere leefomgeving? Ook úw keuzes tellen mee

Een schone en veilige leefomgeving is belangrijk. Daar is iedereen het over eens. Maar door de milieuvervuiling en klimaatverandering is de leefomgeving niet altijd zo schoon en veilig als iedereen zou willen. Ook als consument kunt u hier...
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Nieuwe energie voor het klimaat, werkprogramma Schoon en Zuinig

Werkprogramma van het programma 'Schoon en Zuinig' beschrijft het kabinet de ambities voor onder andere energiebesparing, duurzame energie en CO2-opslag onder de grond.
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Eindrapport Taskforce Verlichting

Op 19 december 2007 heeft de minister van VROM, Jacqueline Cramer, de Taskforce Verlichting ingesteld. Deze kreeg de opdracht mee om met voorstellen en ideeën te komen waarmee energiezuinige verlichting in Nederland gemeengoed kan worden...
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Building controls technology overview

This overview explores some of the main types of building controls and demonstrates the best energy saving opportunities available. It will also help in assessing the potential for energy savings in a building and indicating key areas for...
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Case study - Low carbon headquarters for Scottish Natural Heritage

The Scottish Natural Heritage HQ in Inverness achieved the highest BREEAM for offices rating for a UK office building and has been named Sustainable Building of the year by Building Magazine.
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New Ways of Cooling - Information for Building Designers

The technologies considered by this Report are covered in detail and cover the following categories: Night-time cooling storage systems Ground and ambient coupling systems Alternative HVAC systems Alternative delivery systems The...
Buildings in the UK are currently significant users of conventional cooling systems, which are usually electrically driven. This Report aims to make building designers in the UK more aware of some less familiar cooling technologies that...
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Buildings with Vision - Building Design Advice services

The Carbon Trust has been working closely with a leading team of consultants to develop a range of low carbon building design advice services. Available free, or on a subsidised basis to anyone involved in a significant non-domestic...
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Assessing the energy use in your building fact sheet

Energy is one of the largest controllable costs in most organisations, because there is usually considerable scope for reducing consumption in buildings. A good way to assess the energy use in your building is by conducting an energy walk-...
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How to implement a building energy management system

This guide provides advice on implementing a Building Energy Management System, including information on the technology and how to specify its installation with a supplier. A Building Energy Management System (BEMS) allows remote heating,...
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Ορθολογική Χρήση Ενέργειας από την Επιχείρησή σας

Guide for rational energy use in enterprises. This guide proposes 15 steps for the adoption of management systems and development policies for rational energy use. The aim is for enterprises to become more competitive and environmental...
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Photovoltaics in buildings - Guide to the installation of PV systems (2nd edition)

Useful technical guidelines for designing, installing and testing of PV systems in buildings.
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Dure plannen, goedkope oplossingen - Adviseren over organisatie en financiering van energiebesparing in de utiliteitsbouw

nergiebesparing is business. Voor projectontwikkelaars, beheerders, gebruikers, financiers, leveranciers en adviseurs in de utiliteitsbouw is hier nog veel meer te halen dan vaak wordt gedacht. Deze publicatie bevat achtergronden en...
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Energiedata utiliteitsbouw 2007

In Energiedata utiliteitsbouw 2007 worden twee onderzoeken over de utiliteitsbouw gepresenteerd. Het eerste onderzoek is de “Energiemonitor gebouwde omgeving: U-bouwpanel”. Dit is een panelonderzoek dat informatie biedt over...
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Lighting for people, energy efficiency and architecture - an overview of lighting requirements and design

Lighting needs to be effective in terms of performance, energy efficiency, and as an integral part of the architecture. Lighting, therefore, needs to be considered within the context of the total building design. Written primarily for...