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Andres Carvallo and Artech House have published the following books to give you the best answers.  They are all must reads !!!

We are very passionate about finding the right answers, about sharing the knowledge, about building perfection, about sustainability, and about harmony.  We hope that the following books will point you in the right direction:


APPLICATIONS of ENERGY HARVESTING TECHNOLOGIES in BUILDINGS

Published: 01/31/2017
Pages: 230

DESCRIPTION:
This timely new resource explores the available energy sources within commercial and residential buildings and the available technologies for energy harvesting. Energy harvesting within built environments is presented using strong research and commercial examples. This book includes clear and concise case studies on solar cell powered sensor nodes for emotion monitoring systems in ambient assistive living environments and inductive/RF power transfers. Thermoelectric energy harvesting and power management circuit design, airflow and vibration energy harvesting is also explored. The book concludes with a look at the future of energy harvesting in buildings.

CONTENTS:
Energy Harvesting in Built Environment; Case Study: Solar cell powered sensor node for an emotion monitoring system in Ambient Assistive Living Environment; Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting and Power Management Circuits Design; Inductive/RF Power Transfer and Case Study; Airflow Energy Harvesting; Vibration Energy Harvesting; The Future of Energy Harvesting in Buildings.

AUTHORS:
Stephen Beeby is an advanced research fellow at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. He also the co-author of MEMS Mechanical Sensors (Artech House, 2004) and numerous journal articles and conference papers. He holds an Eng. (Hons) degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Portsmouth, U.K. and a Ph.D. in mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton.

Joseph W. Matiko is an assistant lecturer in the department of Electronics and Telecommunication, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom and his BEng degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering from the Dar es Salaam Technology, Tanzania.

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A WHOLE-SYSTEM APPROACH TO HIGH-PERFORMANCE GREEN BUILDINGS

Published: 2016
PAges: 300

DESCRIPTION:
This authoritative new resource provides a comprehensive review of the current approaches to the design and construction of sustainable buildings. This hand-on guide features global case studies with practical examples of both successful and unsuccessful designs. The whole system approach to integrated design is clearly presented. This book includes insight into designing for the future, including design quality and future proofing, intelligent buildings, and whole life value. Nature inspired sustainable designs that can be mimicked in the construction industry are presented. Technical challenges such as energy efficiency, design, and computer modeling are explored along with various construction phase opportunities.

CONTENTS:
Scope and Scale of the Challenge; The Whole System Approach; Designing for the Future-Design Quality and Future Proofing, Intelligent Buildings, Whole Life Value and Closing the Performance Gap; Working with Nature and Natural Systems; Energy -Optimizing Architectural Design and Engineering; Modeling and Simulation as a Design Tool; Water-Efficient Use, Sustainable Waste Water Treatment and Management; Construction phase opportunities; Post-Construction; Case Studies.

AUTHORS:
David Strong is currently a director of David Strong Consulting and a Visiting Professor at the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development. He was previously Managing Director of the UK Building Research Establishment (BRE), Environment Division. He received his PhD. from Oxford University and his BSc in building engineering from Bath University. He was awarded the Building Sustainability Leadership Award for establishing the UK Green Building Council. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, Department of Architecture and Built Environment

Victoria Burrows is currently the head of sustainability for a major international contractor. She received her BSc in architecture and environmental design from the University of Nottingham and her International Baccalaureate diploma from Henley College, UK.

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Sinopoli Smart Buildings
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR SMART BUILDINGS

Published: 07/31/2016
Pages: 222

DESCRIPTION:
Authored by an accredited expert in the field, this timely new resource introduces technologies that can be used for advanced smart buildings, including renewable power, communications, indoor positioning, security management, and control systems. This book speaks to the innovation of advanced technology, particularly information technology within the building industry today and explores the potential benefits and issues with advanced technology and its applications and presents practical real-world case studies. This book demonstrates that the penetration of information technology in the building industry is a long term, major development that will affect homes, offices, and other buildings. Smart technology will impact the automation and communications in existing and new building systems

CONTENTS:
The Role of the Owners and Architects in Smart Buildings; Measuring the Performance of a Building; Information Technology in Building Systems; Data management; Lighting; Data Analytics; Indoor Positioning Systems; Real time Location Systems; Eye Tracking Systems; Distributed Antenna Systems; Power; Integrated Building Management Systems; Video Surveillance; Access Control and Intrusion; Monitoring the Building Envelope; System Integration; Building Operations; Energy Management; Essential Attributes of a Smart Building; Case Studies; Future Building Technology.

AUTHOR:
James Sinopoli is the managing principal at Smart Buildings, LLC. He is an innovator in the high performance building industry. For over 30 years, he has designed and engineered operationally efficient, intuitive, and sustainable buildings through an integrated design matrix of building systems and technology. His design work can be found in many building types and uses throughout the US, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Africa. Mr. Sinopoli received his M.A. in environmental management from Governor’s State University and his B.S. in engineering from Purdue University.

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Carvallo 2nd edition
THE ADVANCED SMART GRID: EDGE POWER DRIVING SUSTAINABILITY – 2ND EDITION

Published: 02/28/2015
Pages: 296

DESCRIPTION:
Placing emphasis on practical “how-to” guidance, this cutting-edge resource provides a first-hand, insider’s perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century. This book presents engineers, researchers, and students with the building blocks that comprise basic smart grids, including power plant, transmission substation, distribution, and meter automation. Moreover, this forward-looking volume explores the next step of this technology’s evolution. It provides a detailed explanation of how an advanced smart grid incorporates demand response with smart appliances and management mechanisms for distributed generation, energy storage, and electric vehicles. This updated second edition focuses on the disruptive impact of DER AND MIcrogrids. This new edition also includes a glossary with well over 100 acronyms and terms, acknowledging the tremendous challenge for a student of smart energy and smart grid to grasp this complex industry.

CONTENTS:
The Inevitable Emergence of the Smart Grid; Smart Grid System Components; Smart Convergence; Smart Grid 1.0 Emerges; Envisioning and Designing Smart Grid 2.0; Today’s Smart Grid; Fast-Forward to Smart Grid 3.0.

AUTHORS:
Andres Carvallo is the CEO of CMG, a strategy consulting and advisory company enabling smarter cities, utilities, enterprises, vendors, and startups. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Kansas with a concentration in Robotics and Control Systems.

John Cooper currently works with Siemens new Business Transformation Services division, helping utilities plan and execute a managed transition into a sustainable energy business. He earned his M.B.A. with honors from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

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POST-PARAMETRIC AUTOMATION IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Published: 10/30/2014
Pages: 230

DESCRIPTION:
Automation, a mixture of algorithms, robots, software, and avatars, is transforming all types of jobs and industries. This book responds to one critical question for the design and construction industry: how are architects, engineers, and contractors using information technology to further automate their practices?ù Addressing the use of new digital technologies, particularly parametric automation for design and construction in the building industry, this book looks at how technologically advanced architectural and engineering practices are semi-automating their design processes by using sophisticated algorithms to transform their workflows. The book also documents a set of firms that are further advancing automation by using pre-fabrication, modularization, and custom designs via robotics.

CONTENTS:
Automating Design and Construction; Green Automation; Engaging with Complexity; Space Planning with Synthetic User Experience; Algorithmic Principles for Facade and Building Automation Systems; Custom Designed Structures and Facades with Parametric-Algorithmic BIM Systems; Parametric-Algorithmic Automated Modeling and Fabrication; Integrated Project Delivery and Total Building Automation; Optimization Algorithms for Building Energy Demand Optimization; Customized Algorithmic Engineering of a Curved Cable Stayed Facade; Siemens Digital (Self-Learning) Factories and Automation; Automated Fabrication and Assembly; Customized Pre-Fabrication in Hospitals; Robotic Fabrication; Automating Design via Machine Learning Algorithms; Automating Construction via n-D Digital Manufacturing; Conclusion.

AUTHORS:
Alfredo Andia is a professor in the Department of Architecture at Florida International University. He earned his Ph.D. from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas Spiegelhalter
 is co-director of the Structures and Environmental Technologies Lab at the Department of Architecture at Florida International University and teaches Sustainability Graduate Studio and Environmental Systems in Architecture. He earned his master in design and architecture from the University of the Arts in Berlin.

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IMPLEMENTING SUCCESSFUL BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING

Published: 06/30/2012
Pages: 288

DESCRIPTION:

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing building data during a building’s lifecycle. Today, more and more architectural firms have adopted BIM software and processes because it allows them to produce measurably more work of better quality, in shorter periods of time. Featuring case studies of firms of all sizes, this practical resource shows you how to implement BIM in the building industry around the globe. The book explains how BIM allows collected data to be used and added to during the occupied life of the building. You also become knowledgeable about the changing role of architects within the building industry as they embed BIM in their workflow. From interoperability and open standards, knowledge sharing, and gathering data, to the BIM software suite, implementation planning, and project workflow, this authoritative volume provides a thorough understanding of key aspects of BIM.

CONTENTS:

What Is BIM? -Introduction. BIM: An Elusive Definition. BIM Team. Data Management. Interoperability and Open Standards. Quality Control. Collaboration. Risk Management. Summary. ; History of BIM -Introduction. Hand Drafting to BIM. Conclusions. ; Implementing BIM -Introduction. BIM Implementation Goals. Developing a Plan. The BIM Life Cycle: Opening New Opportunities for Architects. Managing Risk. Summary. ; The BIM Team -Introduction. The BIM Manager. The Planning Phase Team. Design Phase Team. Construction Phase. Occupancy Phase. Occupancy Phase Team. The Demolition Phase Team. Summary. ; The BIM Process -Introduction. The Virtual Building. Parametric Objects. Planning. Design. Construction. Period of Occupancy. Workflow. Changes in Workflow using BIM. Embedding Data. 3-D Visualization. Documenting the Workflow. Summary. ; Collaboration -Introduction. Collaborative Decision Process. Data Sharing. Standards. Managing Risk of Collaborative Decision Making. Scheduling. Summary. ; Quality Control and Risk Management -Introduction. Minimizing Errors. Programming. BIM Quality During the Occupied Life of a Building. Facility Management. Risk Management. Summary. ; Interoperability and Open Standards -Introduction. Interoperability. Open Standards. Summary. ; Data Management -Introduction. Data Collection. Global Search Engine. Local Search Engine. Extracting Data. Data Collection. Data. Data Storage. Sharing Projects. Summary. ; BIM Tools -Introduction. Choosing the Right Software. What Is Driving the Change? Types of BIM Tools. Summary. ; Measuring Success -Introduction. Defining the Goals. Benchmarks. Identify Metrics. Measuring Success. Summary. ; Case Studies; RBB Architects, Inc. -Introduction. Firm Profile. BIM Implementation. CAVE Technology. Projects Profiled. Summary. ; Fender Katsalidis Architects, Melbourne Australia -Introduction. Firm Profile. BIM Implementation. Local Criteria that Influences BIM Implementation. Projects. Lessons Learned. ; Aziz Tayob Architects, Inc., Pretoria, South Africa -Introduction. Firm Profile. CAD and BIM Use. Local Criteria that Influences BIM Implementation. ; Pavlides Associates, S.A., Athens, Greece -Introduction. Firm Profile. BIM Implementation. Local Criteria that Influence BIM Implementation. Projects Profiled. Lessons Learned. ; Miguel Krippahl -Introduction. Firm Profile. BIM Implementation. Architect Model to Contractor ‘s Model. Local Criteria That Influence BIM Implementation. Profiled Projects: Centro Escolar de Seia, Portugal. Summary. ; Thompson Plans: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, U.S.A -Introduction. Firm Profile. BIM Implementation. Risk Management. Marketing. Projects Profiled. ; bT Square Peg, Mumbai, India -Introduction. Firm Profile. BIM Implementation. Local Criteria that Influence BIM Implementation. Projects Profiled. Summary. ; Hartela Oy, Turku, Finland -Introduction. Firm Profile. BIM Implementation. Profiled Projects. The Future of BIM at Hartela Oy.; Mota-Engil Engenharia e Construcv£o, SA, Porto, Portugal -Introduction. Firm Profile. BIM Implementation. BIM Modeling. Line of Balance. Transition to BIM. Cost Estimating. Projects Profiled. Lessons Learned. ; BIMStorms -Introduction. BIMStorm Scenarios. Preparation. The Onuma System. Data Management. Summary. ; The BIMStorm¬Æ Experience -Introduction. BIMStorm LAX. BIMStorm London. BIMstorm Build Hospital Live, Alesund Norway and Washington, D.C.. Plan Haiti BIMStorm. Summary.

AUTHOR:

Erika Epstein runs her own architecture practice, where her areas of interest have expanded from traditional building design to include the study and application of BIM. The recipient of several awards for her work in the field, she holds a B.F.A. and B.Arch from Cornell University. She is a member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects).

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EMBEDDED COMMISSIONING OF BUILDING SYSTEMS

Published: 11/30/2011
Pages: 300

DESCRIPTION:

In today’s digital, green, and consumer driven marketplace, it is critical to be knowledgeable about the latest approaches, tools and systems that can help you seamlessly and reliably conduct building performance verification assessments. This groundbreaking book provides you with a solid understanding of the underpinnings of embedded commissioning (ECx) as the overarching building evaluation approach. You find a review of significant and emerging approaches within ECx, including product models, process models, BIM (building information modeling), laser technology based modeling, mapping between process and product models, building codes, and data access and exchange standards. Moreover, this forward-looking resource provides you with details on the latest research findings in the areas of sensor networks, value based design, fields tools and AR/AV methods, just-in-time technologies, and wearable computers.

CONTENTS:

Part I:Introduction to Building Evaluation; The Motivation for Building Evaluation – Building Types According to Technology. Costliest Building Failures. Building Evaluation. Emerging Practices and Opportunities.; Embedded Commissioning – Commissioning Energy-Consuming Capital Projects. Current Challenges and Opportunities in the AEC Sector. Dawning of a New Practice in the AEC Sector: ECx. ; Part II: Elaboration; Institutional Structure and Practice of Building Commissioning in the Digital Era – The Global Scope of Building Commissioning. Institutional Structure in Building Commissioning [5]. Emerging Requirements for BCx in the Information Age. ; Product and Process Models for Building Commissioning – The Need for Product and Process Models in Building Commissioning. Capturing the Building Commissioning Process in a Flowchart. Capturing Embedded Commissioning Information in the Product Model.; Building Information Modeling: Current Practices in Building Evaluation Models and Updates -Introduction. Utilization of BIM in Evaluating Facilities During Preconstruction. Using BIM in Evaluating Facilities During Construction. Using BIM in Evaluating Facilities Throughout Their Life Cycle. Evolution of BIM and the Need for Information Updating.; As-Is Modeling: Capturing Existing Spatial Conditions Using Laser Scanners -Introduction. Preparation and Data Collection. Registration and Data Cleanup. Modeling. Quality Assurance. The Future of As-Is Modeling.; Standards: IFC and STEP – Standard for Exchange of Product Model Data (STEP). Industry Foundation Classes (IFC). Automating Information Exchange (AEX) Project. CIS/2 and the CIMsteel Integration Standards. Analysis of the Presented State of the Art.; Mapping Between Process Product Models: Challenges and Opportunities – Derivation of Product Models from Process Models. Three PPM Mapping Application Domains. A Generalized Framework for PPM Mapping. A Detailed Case Study of PPM Mapping in Embedded Commissioning. Opportunities for PPM Mapping in ECx.; Communication Protocols and Data Accessibility – Context. An Overview of Communication Protocols Commonly Used in Building Automation. Design Phase Commissioning Considerations for BACnet Systems. Functional Performance Testing of BACnet Systems. A Growing Role for Building System Communication Protocols in ECx.; Building Codes -Introduction to Building Codes and Standards. Processes for Creation and Use of Building Codes and Standards. History of Computer-Based Approaches for Code Creation and Use. More Recent Approaches for Supporting Code Creation and Use. Remaining Challenges and Opportunities.; Part III: The Future; Sensors – Context. Going Beyond Specific Protocols and Formats. Issues Regarding Scalability. Privacy, Security, and Access Control. Future Prospects.; Value-Based Design – Innovation in the AEC Industries. Design Added Value Engineering. A Detailed Example of DAV Analysis: Swiss Re Tower, London. Methods of DAV Engineering. Analyzing the Value of Designs. ; Field Tools and Augmented Reality Technology – Need for Computational Field Tools. Existing Commissioning Tools. Key System Components. Limitations of Conventional Field Tools. Augmented Reality Technology for Commissioning-Support Field Tools. System Architecture of an AR System. An Example AR-Based Information Support System. Benefits of AR Technology. Representative Commissioning Procedures Using AR Technology. ; JIT Technology and Wearable Computers – Just-in-Time Technology. Wearable Computers. An Application Scenario Using the JIT Technology and Wearable Computers.; Future of Embedded Commissioning: What Is Possible in 20 Years? – What Is Possible in the Physical World of Capital Projects?. Envisioning the Future of the World of Facility Management. A Vision of the Future State of ECx. Visions of Information Technology Futures. A Vision of the World of Facilities, Owners/Users, and Capital Project Marketplace.; Abbreviations and Acronyms. About the Author. Index.

AUTHOR:

Omer Akin is a professor in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a frequently published researcher in the areas of design cognition and computation. Over the past two decades, he has received numerous grants from external sources, including the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He received his M.S. in architecture in environmental systems from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his Ph.D. in architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.

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