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Summary and analysis of construction costs of ten solar energy systems on commercial buildings

Mueller Associates

Summary and analysis of construction costs of ten solar energy systems on commercial buildings

by Mueller Associates

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Published by Dept. of Energy, Office of Conservation and Solar Applications, for sale by the National Technical Information Service] in [Washington], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Buildings -- United States -- Heating and ventilation,
  • Solar heating -- Costs,
  • Solar energy industries -- United States -- Costs

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared for Department of Energy, Office of Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Solar Applications, National solar heating and cooling demonstration program ; prepared by Mueller Associates, Inc., under subcontract to Argonne National Laboratory
    SeriesSOLAR ; 0821-79/60
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Conservation and Solar Applications, Argonne National Laboratory
    The Physical Object
    Pagination119 p. in various pagings :
    Number of Pages119
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14884091M

    PASSIVE SOLAR DESIGN Increase energy efficiency and comfort in homes by incorporating passive solar design features OFFICE OF BUILDING TECHNOLOGY, STATE AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY • U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Buildings for the 21st Century Buildings that are more energy efficient, comfortable. Solar Energy in Buildings presents solar radiation fundamentals and their applications in buildings, supported by theoretical analysis and results of original simulation studies in solar energy availability, collection, and conversion for both active and passive use. In-depth coverage of energy balance and heat transfer in building envelopes is supported by the inclusion of calculations and.

      Energy-efficient buildings enable the banks and the builder to make money through the higher cost of construction, and the owner will save money through the decreased operation costs. While higher construction costs of renewable systems might result in larger mortgage payments, the increased efficiency will result in lower energy bills, and the. Consider Roof Loads for Solar Energy. Today, a similar approach can be taken when designing buildings to support photovoltaic systems. Expecting that the overall building development costs probably range from $35 to $ per square foot of building constructed (or more, depending on the use, type, location, etc.), solar represents just.

    Solar Energy Information Index: Article Index for information about Solar energy systems: out solar energy systems including both active solar and passive solar designs, costs, cost savings, installation, troubleshooting & repair, & product sources, and solar energy system diagnosis, inspection, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair guides.   A unique cost reference, updated and expanded, for architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, and managers. Green building is no longer a trend. Since the publication of the widely read first edition of this book, green building has become a major advancement in design and construction.


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