Code Requirements and Sustainable Design

Mahlman, Ronald; Clancy, James; Stauder, John
February 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Feb2007, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p34
The article focuses on code requirements and sustainable design. Supporting evidence of the proposed alternative approach, design method and/or materials should be provided by project teams in meeting the criteria of a building code. Underfloor-air-distribution (UFAD) systems have evolved as a general element in green-building design. Heat load in green-building design could be alleviated by sunshades, sun shelves or sunscreens. INSET: Green Benefits of Copper in Sprinkler Systems.


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