Other McGraw Hill Books of Interest

Beall • masonry design and detailing

Breyer • design of wood structures Brown • foundation behavior and repair

Faherty & Williamson • wood engineering and construction handbook Gaylord & Gaylord • structural engineering handbook Harris • noise control in buildings

Kubal • waterproofing the building envelope

Newman • standard handbook of structural details for building construction Sharp • behavior and design of aluminum structures Waddell & Dobrowolski • concrete construction handbook

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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