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Energy efficient design and construction for commercial buildings

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Published by McGraw-Hill in New York .
Written in English


  • Commercial buildings -- Energy conservation.,
  • Architecture and energy conservation.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAdrian Tuluca, lead author.
ContributionsSteven Winter Associates.
LC ClassificationsTJ163.5.B84 T85 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 256 p. :
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL995885M
ISBN 100070711593
LC Control Number96034522

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