Additional Reading

ASHRAE, Analysis of survey data on HVAC maintenance costs, ASHRAE Technical Committee 1.8 Research Project 382, 1985.

Boehm, R. F., Design, Analysis of Thermal Systems, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, 1987.

BOMA, BOMA Experience Exchange Report: Income/Expense Analysis for Office Buildings, Building Owners & Managers Association International, Washington, D.C., 1987.

M&S Equipment Cost Index, published periodically in Chem. Eng., 2000.

Dickinson, W. C. and Brown, K. C., Economic analysis for solar industrial process heat, Report UCRL-52814, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Livermore, CA, 1979.

Economic Indicators, published periodically by United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.

EIA, Energy Review, published in monthly and annual editions by the Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C, 2000.

EN-R Construction Cost Index, published periodically in Eng. News Rec., 2000.

Konkel, J. H., Rule of Thumb Cost Estimating for Building Mechanical Systems: Accurate Estimating and Budgeting Using Unit Assembly Costs, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 1987.

Lippiat, B. C. and Ruegg, R. T., Energy prices and discount factors for life cycle cost analysis 1990, Report NISTIR 85-3273-4, Annual Supplement to NBS Handbook 135 and NBS Special Publication 709, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Applied Economics Group, Gaithersburg, MD, 1990.

Riggs, J. L., Engineering Economics, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 1982.

Ross, M. and Williams, R. H., Our Energy: Regaining Control, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 1980.

Statistical Abstract of the United States, published annually by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., 2000.

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Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

The solar Stirling engine is progressively becoming a viable alternative to solar panels for its higher efficiency. Stirling engines might be the best way to harvest the power provided by the sun. This is an easy-to-understand explanation of how Stirling engines work, the different types, and why they are more efficient than steam engines.

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