Ultraefficient All-Variable-Speed Buildings

Erpelding, Ben
November 2008
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Nov2008, Vol. 80 Issue 11, p12
The article explores the efficacy of the average annual building cooling efficiency in the construction industry and environmental engineering of buildings. It is evident that clients have the growing demand for more innovative products to assure better results in the design of buildings and facilities. The growing demand of clients results into the increasing interest of engineers to comply and meet their demands.


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