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High Performance Enclosures

As the author states in the Introduction, Chapter One, “the environmental damage caused by a building’s energy consumption and its production is by far the largest impact, usually dwarfing the impact of the materials used to construct a building.” This book is intended to provide students with a strong basis for building science. Straube threads the science with the practical.

The photos, charts, and figures in this book are easy to read, look at, and understand. The appendices and supporting articles provide even more depth to the book.

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Appendix A is 17 pages of basic information on heat flow that will be of great assistance to learners in addition to the 13 short articles in Appendix B.
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Monday, September 23, 2019
High Performance Enclosures
John Straube
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Building Science Press
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September 23, 2019