Automated Diagnostics and Analytics for Buildings – Barney L. Capehart, Michael R. Brambley, Barney L. Capehart

With the widespread availability of high-speed, high-capacity microprocessors and microcomputers with high-speed communication ability, and sophisticated energy analytics software, the technology to support deployment of automated diagnostics is now available, and the opportunity to apply automated fault detection and diagnostics to every system and piece of equipment in a facility, as well as for whole…

Feng Shui – Meihwa Lin

Literally translated as “wind-water,” feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of working with the natural flow of an environment to create harmony in space. It is also a phenomenon across the United States, rapidly shedding its New Age, incense-and-candles image to become a generally accepted way of designing home and work areas for health,…

Home Energy Diet – Paul Scheckel

With rising energy costs, homeowners are beginning to examine the energy efficiency of their own homes, asking questions about where energy comes from and how much it costs, how to choose new appliances and what options exist for renewable energy. The Home Energy Diet answers all these questions and more while helping readers take control…