Palgrave MacMillan
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Environmental Science in Building covers the science, technology and services that relate to the comfort of humans and the environmental performance of buildings.

This popular text is designed to be useful, at all levels, to students and practitioners of architecture, construction studies, building services, surveying, and environmental science.

This edition has been thoroughly updated and the contents reorganised to ensure optimum presentation and understanding of topics. The contents include:

• climate and the built environment
• human environmental comfort
• insulation and energy use in buildings
• air control in buildings
• artificial and natural lighting
• noise control and sound insulation
• electricity generation and supply
• water supplies and waste water treatment
• carbon and energy management in construction
• resource conservation and sustainability in construction
• sick buildings and green buildings

Key features are:

• Clear and accessible text layout for ease of use
• Clear explanations of principles and technologies
• Up-to-date practice and world-wide trends incorporated
• Minimum prior knowledge of science and mathematics assumed
• Worked examples displayed and explained step-by-step
• Large resource sections of supporting information and references

Visit the companion website for this book at for investigative questions, supplementary exercises, useful weblinks and an online glossary.
Randall McMullan is a physicist and government adviser whose experience spans industry and education. He is the author of various books and publications in the fields of construction, science, applied computing, education and training.

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