This book provides readers with essential knowledge enabling the successful design of today's new energy efficient HVAC systems. The author introduces important concepts such as Knowledge Categorization, Performance Based Design Standards, and Quantification of Uncertainty in Energy Modeling for Buildings. Pivotal topics that all HVAC and architectural engineers must master in order to navigate the green building renaissance are given focused attention, including the role of renewables, air quality, automatic controls, and thermal comfort. Relevant ASHRAE standards, as well as sustainability scoring systems such as BREEAM, HQE, LEED and CASBEE are explained in depth. Armed with the material contained in this practical reference, students and practitioners alike will become more effective and prepared for engineering success.
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Javad Khazaii is currently Associate Mechanical Engineer for Newcomb & Boyd Engineering Consultants Group, as well as Adjunct Faculty in the Engineering Department of Southern Polytechnic State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Khazaii has co-authored scientific articles and conference proceedings for the ASME and IBPSA, and he was one of the original contributors to the State of Qatar (Energy) Sustainability Assessment System (QSAS). His team was awarded first place in the International Building Performance Simulation Association's annual group competition.
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