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1A guide to energy management in building

a guide to energy

Pengarang  :  Douglas J. Harris          

Imprint  :  Oxon  :  Routledge , 2017 

Mukasurat : 159 ms 



This new edition of A Guide to Energy Management in Buildings begins by asking why we need to control energy use in buildings and proceeds to discuss how the energy consumption of a building can be assessed or estimated through an energy audit. It then details a range of interventions to reduce energy use and outlines methods of assessing the cost-effectiveness of such measures.

Topics covered include:

  • where and how energy is used in buildings
  • energy audits
  • measuring and monitoring energy use
  • techniques for reducing energy use in buildings
  • legislative issues.

And new in this edition:

  • the cooling of buildings
  • fuel costs and smart metering
  • and education and professional recognition.

It provides a template for instigating the energy-management process within an organization, as well as guidance on management issues such as employee motivation, and gives practical details on how to carry the process through. This book should appeal to building and facilities managers and also to students of energy management modules in FE and HE courses.


2Atmospheric Aerosol Properties: Formation, Processes and Impacts  

atmospheric aerosol

Pengarang : Jose Ignacio               

Imprint  : London :  AURIS , 2018

Mukasurat : 303 ms 



An increasing interest in studies of atmospheric aerosols in the context of their impact on the formation of climate, heterogeneous chemical reactions in the atmosphere affecting in particular the environmental quality, problems of visibility and human health is the cause of unusual scales of developments connected with studies of atmospheric aerosols. The necessity has arisen to analyze the latest results concerning, first of all, three aspects of the problems considered: 1. aerosol properties from data of complex field observational experiment; 2. processes of aerosol formation and interaction of aerosol with clouds, 3. aerosol as a climate-forming atmospheric component (including the problem of long-range transport). The monograph in hand is dedicated mainly to the problems of the impact of aerosol on climate processes in the atmosphere, from microphysical processes of formation and evolution of aerosol properties to the formation of macro-scale cloud systems on aerosol particles.


3. Barry’s advanced construction of buildings

barrys advenced

Pengarang : Stephen Emmit        

Imprint :  Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blakwell , 2019

Mukasurat : 545 ms 

Sinopsis :

The updated edition of the authoritative and comprehensive guide to construction practice

The revised fourth edition of Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings expands on the resource that has become a standard text on the construction of buildings. The fourth edition covers the construction of larger-scale buildings (primarily residential, commercial and industrial) constructed with load bearing frames in timber, concrete and steel; supported by chapters on offsite construction, piling, envelopes to framed buildings, fit-out and second fix, lifts and escalators, building pathology, upgrading and demolition.The author covers the functional and performance requirements of the main building elements as well as building efficiency and information on meeting the challenges of limiting the environmental impact of buildings. Each chapter includes new "at a glance" summaries that introduce the basic material giving a good understanding of the main points quickly and easily. The text is fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technology. This important resource:

Covers design, technology, offsite construction, site assembly and environmental issues of larger-scale buildings including primarily residential, commercial and industrial buildings constructed with load bearing frames

  • Highlights the concept of building efficiency, with better integration of the topics throughout the text
  • Offers new "at a glance" summaries at the beginning of each chapter
  • Is a companion to Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings, fourth edition

Written for undergraduate students and those working towards similar NQF level 5 and 6 qualifications in building and construction, Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings is a practical and highly illustrated guide to construction practice. It covers the materials and technologies involved in constructing larger scale buildings.


 4. Corporate Real Estate Asset Management      

corporate real estate

Pengarang :  Barry P. Haynes         

Imprint :  London : Routledge , 2017 

Mukasurat : 457 ms  


Sinopsis :

The second edition of Corporate Real Estate Asset Management is fully up to date with the latest thought and practice on successful and efficient use of corporate office space. Written from an occupier’s perspective, the book presents a ten-point CREAM model that offers advice on issues such as sustainability, workplace productivity, real estate performance measurement, change management and customer focus. In addition, new case studies provide real-life examples of how corporations in the UK, USA, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi actively manage their corporate real estate.

The book is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students on corporate real estate, facilities management and real estate courses and international MBA programmes.


5. Healthy shoulder handbook

healthy shoulder handbook

Pengarang :  Karl Knopf         

Imprint       :  Berkerly :  Ulysses , 2010 

Mukasurat :  160 ms  


Sinopsis :

Millions of people suffer from debilitating shoulder problems every year. With Healthy Shoulder Handbook, you can take yourself off that list. This friendly manual outlines the causes for common shoulder conditions, including shoulder impingement, rotator cuff, tendinitis, dislocation and repetitive motion injuries.

Illustrated with over 300 step-by-step photographs, Healthy Shoulder Handbook offers easy-to-follow exercises to:

• Build strength
• Improve flexibility
• Speed up recovery
• Prevent injury

Healthy Shoulder Handbook also features specially designed programs to reverse or alleviate the strain from high-risk sports and occupations, including construction work, desk jobs, tennis, golf and more. Follow the approach in this book and you'll be able to quickly get back to the job (or back on the court!) and stay there--pain free!


6. I hear you : the Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships

i hear you

Pengarang  :  Michael S. Sorensen               

Imprint         : LONDON : Autumn Creek Press , 2017

Muka surat :  137 ms 


Sinopsis :

What if making one tweak to your day-to-day conversations could immediately improve every relationship in your life?

In this 3-hour, conversational read, you’ll discover the whats, whys, and hows of one of the most valuable (yet surprisingly little-known) communication skills—validation.

Whether you’re looking to improve your relationship with your spouse, navigate difficult conversations at work, or connect on a deeper level with friends and family, this book delivers simple, practical, proven techniques for improving any relationship in your life.

Mastery of this simple skill will enable you to:

  • Calm (and sometimes even eliminate) the concerns, fears, and uncertainties of others
  • Increase feelings of love, respect, and appreciation in your romantic relationships
  • Quickly resolve, or even prevent, arguments
  • Help others become open to your point of view
  • Give advice and feedback that sticks
  • Provide support and encouragement to others, even when you don’t know how to “fix” the problem
  • And much more

In short: this skill is powerful. Give the principles and practices in this book a chance and you’ll be amazed at the difference they can make.


7. Public sector management

public sector management

Pengarang :  Norman Flynn        

Imprint  : London :  Sage , 2017

Muka surat : 226 ms.


Sinopsis :

The seventh edition of the bestselling Public Sector Management is a rich and insightful description, analysis and critique of the management of the public sector by the UK government. NEW to the seventh edition: Now set in an international context with comparative global examples throughout Three new chapters covering: strategy and planning in the public sector; transparency, accountability and ethics; and non-profit management, including the role of social enterprise and the voluntary sector Examines the impact of the continuing financial crisis on public spending An updated companion website with tutorial videos, free access to full-text journal articles, policy documents, links to useful websites and social media resources: https://study.sagepub.com/flynn7 Public Sector Management is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying public sector management as part of a business, management or politics degree.


8. The joy of less

the joy of less

Pengarang : Francine Jay      

Imprint  : California  :  Chronicle Bools , 2010 

Muka surat :  286 ms


Sinopsis :

Having less stuff is the key to happiness: Do you ever feel overwhelmed, instead of overjoyed, by all your possessions? Do you secretly wish a gale force wind would blow the clutter from your home? If so, it's time to simplify your life! The Joy of Less is a fun, lighthearted guide to minimalist living:

  • Part One provides an inspirational pep talk on the joys and rewards of paring down.
  • Part Two presents the STREAMLINE method: ten easy steps to rid your house of clutter.
  • Part Three goes room by room, outlining specific ways to tackle each one.
  • Part Four helps you get your family on board and live more lightly and gracefully on the earth.


9.   The land question in India :  State, Dispossession, and Capitalist Transition

the land question in india

Pengarang  :  Anthony P. D’Costa             

Imprint  : Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2017

Muka surat :  183 ms   


Sinopsis :

This volume takes a fresh look at the land question in India. Instead of re-engaging in the rich transition debate in which the transformation of agriculture is seen as a necessary historical step to usher in dynamic capitalist (or socialist) development, this collection critically examines the centrality of land in contemporary development discourse in India. Consequently, the focus is on the role of the state in pushing a process of dispossession of peasants through direct expropriation for developmental purposes such as acquisition of land by (local) states for infrastructure development and to support accumulation strategies of private business through industrialization.

Land in India is sought for non-agricultural purposes such as purchasing land to reduce risk and real estate development. Land is also central to tribal communities (adivasis), whose livelihoods depend on it and on a moral economy that is independent of any price-driven markets. Adivasis tend to hold on to such property, not as individual owners for profit, but for collective security and to protect a way of life. Thus land, notwithstanding its role in the accumulation process, has been, and continues to be, a turbulent arena in which classes, castes, and communities are in conflict with each other, with the state, and with capital, jockeying to determine the terms and conditions of land transactions or their prevention, through both market and non-market mechanisms. The volume goes beyond the traditional political economy of the agrarian transition question, and deals with, inter alia, distributional conflicts arising from acquisition of land by the state for capital accumulation on the one hand and its commodification on the other. It provides new analytical insights into the land acquisition processes, their legal-institutional and ethical implications, and the multifaceted regional diversity of acquisition experiences in India.


10. Work Stress and coping forces of change and challenges      

work stress and coping forces

Pengarang : Philip J. Dewe                 

Imprint : London :  Sage ,  2017

Muka surat :  259 ms


Sinopsis :

In Work Stress and Coping the authors provide an historical account of workplace stress, taking a broad approach by integrating the macro forces impacting the micro, and highlighting what the research in the field tells us about the changing nature of work so that individuals and organizations can create more livable working environments.

With an emphasis on the growing influence of globalization, the book explores the forces of change within contemporary societies and assesses how they have fundamentally changed the nature of work and the direction of research into stress and coping.

Capturing the history, context, critique and transformation of theory into practice, the authors offer an insight into how managers and businesses have failed, the effects this has had on how work is experienced, the evolution and relevance of existing theories and suggest alternative methods and future directions.

Suitable reading for students of HRM, Organisational Behavior and Occupational Psychology.


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