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50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius
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$24.95

50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius -

Using easy-to-find parts and tools, this do-it-yourself guide offers a wide variety of environmentally focused projects you can accomplish on your own.

Topics covered include transportation, alternative fuels, solar, wind, and hydro power, home insulation, construction, and more.

The projects in this unique guide range from easy to more complex

  • Features step-by-step instructions for 50 environmentally friendly projects, complete with helpful illustrations
  • Shows you how to design, build, and install your creations
  • Allows you to customize each project for your purposes
  • Removes the frustration factor-all required parts are listed, with sources - more
Agricultural Technical Systems and Mechanics, 2E New!Agricultural Technical Systems and Mechanics, 2E -

Agricultural Technical Systems and Mechanics addresses the primary knowledge and skills required for success in the Power, Structural and Technical Systems (PST) career pathway as identified in the National Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Standards.

Technical knowledge and problem-solving skills enable individuals to participate in the National FFA Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems Career Development Event (CDE).

This well-illustrated textbook presents the proper use of tools and equipment, the construction and maintenance of agricultural structures, the principles behind GPS/GIS and sustainable energy systems, welding fundamentals, and the operation of power and technical systems. - more

Alternative Energy DeMystified, 2E - Hard Stuff Made Easy
LE-MG0071794336
$24.95

Alternative Energy DeMystified, 2E -

The fast and easy way to get up-to-speed on alternative energy!

If you think a Maglev train is a child's toy, or learning about fusion makes your brain reach critical mass, Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition will power up your knowledge of this topic's fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace.

This practical guide eases you into this field of science, starting at primitive heating sources such as coal and wood. As you progress, you will master the science behind alternative energies such as evaporative cooling, fuel-cell vehicles, aeroelectric power, and more.

You will understand the difference between conventional fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps as well as the benefits of large-scale wind power. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.  - more

Alternative Energy: Sources and Systems
DE-1111037264
$29.95

Alternative Energy: Sources and Systems -

"Stands out from the crowd as an easy-to-read resource on current, mainstream technologies as well as those on the horizon"

The skyrocketing demand for clean, abundant energy has resulted in a need for comprehensive information that can be used by builders, technicians, energy industry professionals, and anyone else wanting to learn about alternative forms of energy and their everyday uses.

This book bridges the gap between overly simplistic information and high-level engineering materials. Instead, Alternative Energy: Sources & Systems serves as a comprehensive guide that explores solar, wind, and other sources, and the technology available to harness them.

Gain a better understanding of how these systems work as well as how they are put together. - more

Amprobe Solar-100 - Solar Power Meter Amprobe Solar-100 - Solar Power Meter -

Optimize the placement of solar systems and verify window efficiency.

  • Measures the solar power and transmission up to 2000 W/m2, 634BTU / (ft2xh)
  • Power Mode – measurement of the power per unit area of incident solar radiation
  • Transmission Mode - calculates the solar power transmission percentage of the material for example how much solar power in % will be transmitted through the window
  • Convenient to read display with remote sensor technology
  • Selectable measurement units either W/m2 or BTU / ( ft2 x h) - more
2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
IC-1580017428
$41.00
2009 International Energy Conservation Code -

For the most current information on energy conservation code requirements, refer to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code®.

This highly beneficial resource fosters energy conservation through efficiency in envelope design, mechanical systems, lighting systems, and through the use of new materials and techniques.

With this comprehensive and cutting-edge coverage, it is a critical component of any code library.

Establishes provisions that adequately conserve energy, while minimizing any increase in construction costs - more
2015 International Codes and Related References
2015 International Codes and Related References

Be a Successful Green Builder
LE-MG007159261X
$34.95

Be a Successful Green Builder -

Increase Profits by Incorporating Sustainable Practices into Your Building Operations

Filled with environmentally friendly methods that reduce the impact of housing on natural areas, Be a Successful Green Builder contains everything needed to get started in the green building business and develop a thriving enterprise.

  • A plain-English guide to developing a lucrative green building enterprise
  • Information on selecting the best green building products
  • Valuable tips on preparing winning bids
  • Step-by-step advice on expanding a green building business - more

Build Smarter with Alternative Materials
CR-1572180749
$34.75

Build Smarter with Alternative Materials -

This book is for construction professionals who want a clear understanding of alternative materials and how using them can enhance their projects – both residential and commercial. It covers the materials - including their strengths and any limitations – as well as installation tips and manhour estimates.

Here you'll find the true facts, not the hype, about a variety of alternative materials. These are quality components that can help you deliver a better overall product – something your customers will enjoy and benefit from long after you leave their projects!

All the products covered here have been used or well-researched by the author and represent a cross section of available products. Build Smarter with Alternative Materials covers materials used in each phase of a project in order – from the foundation to the ridge peak: - more

Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle
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$26.95

Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle - A step-by-step guide to building an electric motorcycle from the ground up

Written by alternative fuel expert Carl Vogel, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions for building a two-wheeled electric vehicle--from a streamlined scooter to a full-sized motorcycle.

The book covers electric motorcycles currently on the market and explains how to convert an existing vehicle. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way.

Whether you want to get around town on a sleek ride or cruise the super slab on a tricked-out chopper, this is the book for you. - more

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, 3E
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$29.95

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, 3E -

BUILD, CONVERT, OR BUY A STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Thoroughly revised and expanded, Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, is your go-to guide for converting an internal combustion engine vehicle to electric or building an EV from the ground up.

You'll also find out about the wide variety of EVs available for purchase and how they're being built. This new edition details all the latest breakthroughs, including AC propulsion and regenerative braking systems, intelligent controllers, batteries, and charging technologies.

Filled with updated photos, this cutting-edge resource fully describes each component--motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis--and provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to assemble all the parts.  - more

Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
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$24.95

Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle -

A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle from the Ground Up

Written by clean energy guru and electric vehicle expert Seth Leitman, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions for building a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to hitting the road in a reliable, economical, and environmentally friendly ride. Inside, you'll find complete details on the hybrid powertrain and all the required components, including the motor, battery, and chassis.

The book covers the plug-in hybrids currently on the market as well as hybrid conversion companies, conversion kits, and related resources. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. - more

Carpentry Carpentry, 6E -

Carpentry, 6th edition, provides a comprehensive approach to step-by-step carpentry skill development with an overview of tools and equipment, materials, and proven trade practices.

This textbook contains 70 units designed to help develop and upgrade the skills and competencies required in the trade and introduces related concepts.

This edition of Carpentry has been thoroughly updated while retaining the easy-to-use approach and design of the previous edition.  - more

Carbon Monoxide a Clear and Present Danger
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-ES-COPM
$44.95

Carbon Monoxide a Clear & Present Danger -

Carbon Monoxide a Clear and Present Danger is the collaborative effort of several of the brightest in the field of carbon monoxide detection, combustion analysis, and remediation.

This book is intended to address carbon monoxide issues encountered by;

  • First Responders (Fire Department EMT personnel and other Paramedics)

  • Inspectors (local government and independent home inspectors)

  • Technicians (HVAC, Plumbers, and utility company workers) - more

Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency
LE
-ESCAFE
$44.95

Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency -

To make certain that the HVACR service technician is properly trained in combustion analysis, renowned trainer and author Erik Rasmussen has written a new training manual titled "Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency".

"Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency" is written with emphasis on practical application. It contains the knowledge service technicians need to be productive and effective when installing and servicing combustion appliances.

The book is written at a level that most service technicians will understand. Considerable though and study has been devoted to the organization of this book, which makes it easy to follow or use in the classroom.

The combustion analysis manual is intended to raise the awareness about all things combustion and what all technicians should know being in the HVAC/R trade. - more

Commercial and Industrial Wiring NEW!Commercial & Industrial Wiring, 2E -

Commercial and Industrial Wiring focuses on the installation and maintenance of electrical wiring in commercial and industrial facilities.

Commercial and Industrial Wiring, 2E covers the use of standards, codes, electrical drawings, and appropriate tools to safely and properly install and maintain raceway systems, enclosures, fittings, conductors, and devices.

This edition is updated to the 2014 NEC®, expands coverage of electrical test instruments and ladder diagrams, includes descriptions of LED lamps and variable frequency drives, and adds a large section on renewable energy system installations.  more.

Construction Estimating, 3E New!Construction Estimating, 3E

Construction Estimating is a comprehensive introduction to estimating practices used in the construction industry.

This edition serves as a guide to sources of information on prints and specifications. Learners have opportunities to prepare estimates using a variety of spreadsheets, including takeoff activities based on prints for a proposed township administration building.

Information on building information modeling (BIM), alternate power systems, light detection and ranging (LIDAR) systems, and LEED® green building practices have been added to this edition.  - more

Contractor's Guide to LEED Certified Construction
DE-1111036675
$29.95

Contractor's Guide to LEED Certified Construction -

Contractor's Guide to LEED Certified Construction is the consummate source of LEED information for anyone in or entering the construction industry.

Unlike other LEED books that focus on the totality of LEED compliance, this one-of-a-kind resource focuses on the narrower topic of construction-related requirements.

It offers detailed explanations of the rational for each construction credit, as well as strategies for achieving LEED compliance.

With a clear, logical organization, the book will serve as a valuable constructor reference at the beginning of a project, as well as a useful step-by-step guide through the duration of the project. - more

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits
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$19.95

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits -

Reduce your utility bill and your carbon footprint! - 140 energy- and money-saving solutions

Inside, you'll find simple, no- and low-cost measures to identify problems and increase your home's livability and efficiency--as well as your expendable income--each and every year.

Whether you're moving into a brand new home, buying an existing property, or improving your current residence, you'll find the practical tips and step-by-step projects inside Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits will dramatically reduce your energy usage and boost your savings in no time. - more

Duct and Envelope Tightness Verification Manual
ES-DETPM
$34.95
New!Duct and Envelope Tightness Verification Manual -

Duct and Envelope Testing

This training manual is designed to assure that a technician has the ability to properly determine the leakage rate of a building's thermal envelope and HVACR heating and cooling duct system ensuring code compliance, optimal system performance, less energy consumption, longer equipment life and greater customer satisfaction.

This manual provides an in depth understanding of duct leakage testing procedures, methods of expressing results and terminology. - more

Energy Auditing for Industrial Facilities Energy Auditing for Industrial Facilities -

Energy Auditing for Industrial Facilities is an introduction to the planning, conducting, documenting, and evaluating of an energy audit.

An energy audit identifies potential causes of energy or resource waste and serves as the first step in making a facility more energy efficient.

Specific types of measurements and how to interpret them are given for each system in a facility. The textbook also covers prioritizing, implementing, and verifying energy-efficiency projects as well as giving suggestions for sustaining long-term results.

After studying this material, technicians familiar with building systems and the use of test instruments will be able to participate in an energy audit. - more

Energy Auditing Practices - A Guide to Benchmarking, Auditing and Retrofitting Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Buildings Energy Auditing Practices - A Guide to Benchmarking, Auditing and Retrofitting Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Buildings -

A comprehensive guide to the entire energy auditing process, from benchmarking and developing energy conservation goals to implementing system changes and verifying the results.

Topics presented in this manual include energy audit types; preplanning; retrofit cost-effectiveness; energy audit reports; common benchmarks; audit safety; residential HVAC system equipment, water heaters, and lighting; commercial and industrial HVAC system equipment and lighting; retrofit modeling; and system recommissioning.

Includes Interactive DVD - more

Essentials of Distributed Generation Systems
JB-0763751162
$19.95 $34.95

Essentials of Distributed Generation Systems -

Now owners, engineers, and electricians can quickly come up to speed on the five most prominent distributed generation technologies with Essentials of Distributed Generation Systems. 

Whether you're looking for an introduction to the topic or an overview of the selection, design, and installation of these systems, this practical guide is your source for complete and up-to-date information on the most common alternative energy technologies.

The first title in the highly anticipated Essentials of Electricity series provides electricians with what they need to know for solar photovoltaic, wind turbine, fuel cell, microturbine, and engine-generator system technologies. - more

Fuel Cell Projects for the Evil Genius
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$24.95

Fuel Cell Projects for the Evil Genius -

In Fuel Cell Projects for the Evil Genius, high-tech guru Gavin Harper gives you everything you need to conduct practical experiments and build energizing fuel cell projects. You'll find complete, easy-to-follow plans that feature clear diagrams and schematics, as well as:

  • Instructions for fascinating sustainable energy projects, complete with 180 how-to illustrations
  • Explanations of how fuel cells work and why the hydrogen economy will impact our lives in the near future
  • Frustration-factor removal-all the needed parts are listed, along with sources
  • Science fair project ideas that are on the cutting edge of the latest technological developments. - more
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Green from the Ground Up
CR-9781561589739
$24.95

Green from the Ground Up -

A must-have reference for contractors who want to remain competitive, , Green from the Ground Up is also a remarkable resource for homeowners who require the clearest and most thorough green building information available.

Filled with hundreds of clear full-color photos that illustrate every aspect of building green – including, foundations, framing, roofs and attics, doors and windows, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, insulation, siding and decking, ventilation, solar energy, interior finishes, landscaping, and more. Even includes tips on reducing air leakage and sound transmission.

Green construction is the building trend of the decade – and being demanded by more and more home buyers in search of sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient homes. Here you’ll learn how to apply the most forward-thinking and proven methods of green construction to the homes you build or remodel. - more

The Green Home: A Decision Making Guide for Owners and Builders The Green Home: A Decision Making Guide for Owners and Builders

This book is dedicated to teaching builders and homeowners alike about environmentally-friendly residential construction.

This highly practical resource explores the very latest construction techniques, materials, processes, and green practices that will reduce the environmental impact of the building itself.

Coverage ranges from air sealing measures and energy efficient practices to water conservation and the usage of natural materials, with a special focus on complying with zoning ordinances and building codes.

With thorough explanations of the many benefits of green building, this is the perfect "nuts and bolts" guide to environmentally-sound homes. - more

Green Lighting
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$24.95

Green Lighting -

Flip the switch to energy-efficient lighting

This do-it-yourself guide makes it easy to upgrade residential and commercial lighting to reduce costs and environmental impact while maintaining or even improving the quality of the lighting.

Filled with step-by-step instructions, Green Lighting shows you how to save money and energy with light-emitting diodes (LEDs), compact fluorescent lighting (CFL), solar lights, windows, skylights, fixtures, controls, and other bright ideas.

Methods for calculating return on investment, plus recommended sources for energy-efficient products, are included in this practical resource. - more

Green Awareness (Green Mechanical Systems)
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-ES-GAP-PM
$44.95

Green Awareness (Green Mechanical Systems) -

When it comes to mechanicals, (HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical) "Green" means maximizing the energy efficiency of existing equipment, specifying the most efficient systems available for the application and the available budget, using renewable and sustainable fuel sources, and conserving water.

Both commercial and residential owners want to be Green and reduce energy consumption. In fact, everyone wants to reduce their energy costs.

HVAC Excellence and Ferris State University agreed to work together to address the gap in "Green Mechanical" education. This partnership resulted in the development of this "Green Mechanical Awareness" manual.

This manual is designed to provide a basic understanding of Green concepts, terminologies, systems, and the latest in Green mechanical technology. - more

Greening Your Home
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$24.95

Greening Your Home -

Your Complete Guide to a Green, Energy-Efficient Home -

A vital conservation and money-saving tool, Greening Your Home provides helpful information that will help you select sustainable green options that match your specific needs for every system in your house.

This “one-stop” guide provides the latest information on systems and materials that conserve resources for a cleaner, more energy-efficient home.

From the lively writing, with illustrations and examples, you will learn how to incorporate sustainability into your house in beautiful, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible ways. Both inspirational and practical, Greening Your Home features:

  • A wealth of green building and remodeling options for homeowners
  • Photographs and information on green products and systems and their advantages - more

Heat Pumps - Operation, Installation & Service
LE-ESHPOIS
$49.95

Heat Pumps; Operation, Installation, Service -

Heat Pump Operation, Installation, Service is designed to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the heat pump system, its operations and principles.

Before installing or service a heat pump system, the technician must have proper training and knowledge of air conditioning/refrigeration theory, principles and operation. With today's energy demands and costs soaring there is a tremendous need for highly efficient equipment, and trained technicians that can install, service and maintain this equipment.

New heat pump systems using HFC refrigerant (R-410A) are being sold and installed. These systems pose new demands for installers and service technicians. A heat pump's efficiency can be greatly diminished, regardless of the type of refrigerant, if it is not properly installed, serviced and maintained.

This book covers problems and provides solutions to refrigerant charging, indoor airflow calculation, and methods of preventing unnecessary heat pump malfunctions. - more

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Technology -

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology provides foundational information about vehicles that use more than one propulsion technology to power a drive system.

This new textbook is filled with technical illustrations and concise descriptions of the different configurations and vehicle platforms, the operation of various systems and the technologies involved, and the maintenance of hybrid electric vehicles.

Required safety precautions used when working around high-voltage systems, especially in emergencies are highlighted.

Book w/ CD-ROM - more

National Green Building Standard
CR-9780867186413
$35.95

National Green Building Standard -

This is the first ANSI consensus standard on sustainable Green Building for residential construction.

This book was written as a collaborative effort between the ICC and NAHB, and provides "green" practices and standards that can be incorporated into new homes, including multi-family buildings, home remodeling and additions, hotels and motels, and the site upon which the green buildings are located.

The Standard is the first residential green building rating system to have undergone the full consensus process and to be submitted to the American National Standards Institute for approval. It offers a complete green-building rating system. - more

Photovoltaic Power Systems for Inspectors & Plan Reviewers
LE-IA341001
$57.95 $39.95

Photovoltaic Power Systems for Inspectors & Plan Reviewers -

International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI)

Photovoltaic power systems are being installed throughout the U.S. The power output from PV systems ranges from a few hundred watts to many megawatts. Most of the systems are not operated or owned by any electric utility and therefore come under the requirements of the National Electrical Code.

This book reviews PV systems, explains how each part interacts with the other parts and reviews the Code requirements.

PV installers who pursue additional PV-specific and electrical training and work closely with the local permitting and inspecting authorities perform the best, most code-compliant installations. - more

Photovoltaic Systems, 3E Photovoltaic Systems, 3E -

Photovoltaic Systems is a comprehensive guide to the design, installation,  and evaluation of residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems.

The textbook covers the principles of photovoltaics and how to effectively incorporate PV systems into stand-alone or interconnected electrical systems.

The content includes system advantages and disadvantages, site evaluation, component operation, system design and sizing, and installation requirements and recommended practices.

Common scenarios and procedures are discussed throughout. Specified electrical requirements are in accordance with the National Electrical Code®.  - more

Plumbing Design and Installation Plumbing Design and Installation -

This is a comprehensive text used by apprentices and plumbing students to develop basic competencies.

Plumbing Design and Installation provides comprehensive coverage of the plumbing trade including the design, installation, testing, and repair of plumbing systems in residential and commercial structures.

This edition features a new chapter on sustainable plumbing that highlights the plumbing practices and equipment that contribute to water and energy efficiency.

Textbook, Workbook and Instructor's Resource Guide are available - more

Printreading for Heavy Commercial Construction, 4E

NEW!Printreading for Heavy Commercial Construction, 4E -

Printreading for Heavy Commercial Construction, 4E covers the skills needed to interpret plans and printreading symbols commonly included on prints for large commercial structures.

This new edition provides updated information on the National Electrical Code (NEC®), LEED® certification, and CSI MasterFormat™.

Expanded topics include public and private project owners, surveying, underground utility location, slip forms, building automation, and interior trim. New energy center prints have been added, along with corresponding final exam questions.

Includes Prints from 4 Heavy Commercial Construction Projects - a total of 62 Sheets! - more

Amprobe Solar-100 - Solar Power Meter Amprobe Solar-100 - Solar Power Meter -

Optimize the placement of solar systems and verify window efficiency.

  • Measures the solar power and transmission up to 2000 W/m2, 634BTU / (ft2xh)
  • Power Mode – measurement of the power per unit area of incident solar radiation
  • Transmission Mode - calculates the solar power transmission percentage of the material for example how much solar power in % will be transmitted through the window
  • Convenient to read display with remote sensor technology
  • Selectable measurement units either W/m2 or BTU / ( ft2 x h) - more
Printreading for Residential Construction, 6E NEW!Printreading for Residential Construction, 6E -

Includes 2 Sets of Prints!

Printreading for Residential Construction, 6E presents printreading fundamentals and provides printreading activities related to residential construction.

Topics presented include sketching, computer-aided design (CAD), trade math symbols and abbreviations, plot plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, and details.

This new edition provides information on revised building codes, LEED for Homes, green building practices, advanced house framing techniques, insulation, and the whole-house systems approach. - more

Printreading for Residential and Light Commercial Construction NEW!Printreading for Residential and Light Commercial Construction, 6E -

Printreading for Residential and Light Commercial Construction presents information applicable to the carpentry, electrical, mechanical, and general building trades, and provides authentic printreading experiences using contemporary prints.

Single and multifamily dwellings, plus mixed-use and light commercial project plans are covered in the textbook. Specifications describing the building components and construction procedures are also included for two of the projects, the Brick-Veneer Residence and the Wendy's® Restaurant.

This edition includes information on a newly constructed 19,000 sq ft multistory veterinary center. Also included is updated coverage on building codes, the CSI MasterFormat™, LEED® certification, and green building technology, which complements the prints. - more

Residential Construction Academy: House Wiring, 5E New!Residential Construction Academy: House Wiring, 5E -

Completely up to date with the 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code®,

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HOUSE WIRING, Fifth Edition, delivers a proven approach to learning the latest and best practices in residential electrical wiring.

This vividly illustrated, full-color text is based on the Home Builders Institute (HBI) National Skill Standards relevant to achieving a first job as a residential electrician.

It provides in-depth coverage of key topics such as safety, hardware and materials, tools, meters, print reading, and common residential wiring practices, providing a wide-ranging, highly practical introduction to today’s industry. - more

Renewable Energies for Your Home - Real-World Solutions for Green Conversions
LE-MG0071622853
$24.95

Renewable Energies for Your Home -

Simple and Inexpensive Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Home

Renewable Energies for Your Home gives you sustainable home energy solutions that won't drain your wallet or the power grid.

Get details on generating heat with biomass fuels and other ways to use biodiesel and ethanol in your home. You'll discover how to harness affordable wind power and soak up free solar energy.

Filled with step-by-step instructions and helpful photos and illustrations, this hands-on guide will help you reduce your carbon footprint and increase your cash flow at the same time! - more

Run Your Diesel Vehicle on Biofuels - A Do-It-Yourself Manual
LE-MG0071600434
$24.95

Run Your Diesel Vehicle on Biofuels -

Run Your Diesel Vehicle on Biofuels has everything you need to make the switch from expensive, environment-damaging carbon fuel to cheap (and, in many cases, free), clean fuel for your vehicle.

Practical and decidedly apolitical, this unique guide focuses on technical details, parts, and instructions.

Inside, you'll find step-by-step instructions accompanied by helpful illustrations for such projects as building and properly using a homemade biodiesel reactor, which enables you to drive you car on vegetable oil purchased at a fraction of the price of gas or even on second-hand oil obtained from restaurants free of charge. - more

Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius
LE-MG0071477721
$24.95

Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius -

In Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius, high-tech guru Gavin Harper gives you everything you need to build more than 50 thrilling solar energy projects. You'll find complete, easy-to-follow plans, with clear diagrams and schematics, so you know exactly what's involved before you begin.

  • Illustrated instructions and plans for 30 amazing pretested solar energy projects that assume no prior experience with energy science
  • Explanations of the science and math behind each project
  • Projects that progress in difficulty - from simple ones that may inspire science fair entries - all the way to converting a real home to solar energy
  • Frustration-factor removal-needed parts are listed, along with sources-plus all the tools you'll need - more
Solar Hot Water Fundamentals, - Siting, Design and Installation
ES-
SHWF
$69.95
Solar Hot Water Fundamentals, Siting, Design and Installation -

One of the most comprehensive solar hot water manuals available, this book covers everything you need to know to become a professional solar designer and installer!

From system components to design, to site assessment, this book is a must have for anyone learning about or working in the Solar Industry!

Over 200 pages -Hundreds of detailed full color pictures and diagrams -Real-life installation anecdotes

  • Drainback System
  • Closed Loop Glycol Systems
  • Thermosiphon Systems
  • Solar Pool Heating - more
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Solar Water Heating Systems: Fundamentals and Installation

New!Solar Water Heating Systems: Fundamentals and Installation -

Developed in conjunction with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry.

The textbook covers residential solar water heating systems for domestic hot water and swimming pool applications.

The textbook also covers topics such as solar fundamentals, site assessment, the installation and service of system components, startup and maintenance, and worker safety.

Book, Study Guide and Instructor's Resource Guide Available - more

Standard Estimating Practice, 10E
CR-9781557019394
$99.95

New!Standard Estimating Practice, 10E -

An invaluable "how to" reference manual on the practice of estimating construction projects - NEW LEED & BIM Estimating Sections

The American Society of Professional Estimators' new Tenth Edition of Standard Estimating Practice is an invaluable "how to" reference manual on the practice of estimating construction projects. It includes basic information applicable to all aspects of estimating and also includes specific information on a wide variety of specialty estimates arranged in the CSI format.

Standard Estimating Practice presents a standard set of practices and procedures proven to create consistent estimates. From the order of magnitude, to conceptual design, design development, construction documents, to the bid and the various types of contracts you'll run up against. Every step is covered in detail -- from specs and plan review to what to expect on bidding day. - more

System Performance: Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Heating and Cooling
ES-SPVPM

$49.95
System Performance: Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Heating and Cooling -

Developed to aide technicians in many proper techniques and procedures used to both verify and optimize performance of HVAC systems

Specific emphasis placed on:

  • Proper refrigerant charging procedures and net capacity verification
  • Psychrometric fundamentals
  • Combustion efficiency
  • System airflow testing processes - more
Troubleshooting Electrical / Electronic Systems Troubleshooting Electrical / Electronic Systems, 3E -

Step-by-step applications show how to troubleshoot electrical and electronic systems. Activities provide hands-on experience in solving troubleshooting problems.

This third edition includes new and expanded coverage in the following areas: Alternative Energy Solutions, NFPA 70E® requirements, and Motor Nameplate Interpretation.

Each textbook includes a CD-ROM designed for self-study. It includes interactive Quick Quizzes® for each chapter, an Illustrated Glossary, and Reference Material.

Textbook, Workbook and Answer Keys available: - more

Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment
LE-MG0071810307
$59.95

New!Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment -

A PRACTICAL GUIDE that shows maintenance and construction electricians how to successfully repair commercial and industrial electrical equipment

Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment is the first work that offers a practical approach to diagnosing and repairing commercial/industrial electrical equipment – covering everything from motors, computers, elevators, and fire alarm systems to heavy-duty ovens and audio equipment.

Inside you'll find ways to become faster, more efficient, and able to achieve a much higher success rate in restoring large electrical equipment without damaging it, introducing an additional defect, or creating a hazard.

This invaluable resource also includes information for those seeking licensing and certification, as well as different measures that should be taken to ensure that a UL or other agency listing is not voided. - more

   
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