Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

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  • Author : Matthew Hall
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Pages : 762 pages
  • ISBN : 9780081014882
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Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 21 April 2010
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