High - Performance Buildings Through Integrated Design

McDonell, Geoff
February 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Feb2007, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p26
The article focuses on integrated building design. It is said that cost accounting for building systems and material beyond mechanical heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment should be understood by HVAC engineers and become adept in life-cycle costing. The key to achieve cost effective energy savings is the identification of energy impacts at the start of design before a building's shape, facade and interior programming are fixed.


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