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Simplifying the Essentials of Sustainable Building DesignHigh-Performance Buildings Simplified breaks down the basics of high-performance building design using familiar language and practical exercises. It is perfect for use by engineering students, students from other disciplines, the new engineer just starting out in their career, or anyone interested in resource-efficient and environmentally friendly building principles.With a significant basis in the ASHRAE GreenGuide, now itself in its fifth edition, High-Performance Buildings Simplified introduces readers to the fundamentals of:• Building design and commissioning• Sustainability, including water and energy conservation• Indoor air quality and indoor environmental quality• Materials selection, construction, and operations and maintenance• Energy informatics, smart grid, and resilience• Future trendsEach chapter includes a list of industry-standard terms as well as self-guided and instructor-led exercises. Case studies and more than 30 supplemental files containing additional in-depth information and relevant articles round out the practical content.More than just an introductory text, High-Performance Buildings Simplified is a concise resource for anyone looking to keep the basics of sustainable buildings close at hand.