[Sbse] Publishing question and Renewable Energy Topic

Randolph M. Fritz rmfritz3 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 11 14:24:44 PDT 2021

You can always self-publish, if you cannot find an honest publisher 
willing to take your book on. Ebooks, especially, are easy to produce.

(If you decide to go this route, do not trust Amazon's 


On 4/11/2021 2:20 PM, Dorothy Gerring wrote:
> Hi SBSE Folks:
> I've been teaching a class on siting, sizing, specifying renewable 
> energy systems for about 10 years. The books I've been using have 
> become a bit dated (and they don't seem like they are going to be 
> updated) and I was thinking of writing one because I can't find 
> anything like what I want.
> My questions:
>  1. Would you find it helpful to have a book that explains basic
>     siting, sizing, and specifying of typical renewable energy
>     systems? This could be used for a studio class (or a systems
>     class) or for a building owner wanting to understand how and why
>     to make their building more efficient and if it is a good
>     candidate for renewables.
>  2. What experiences (good and bad) have you had with publishers (such
>     as Wiley, McGraw Hill, etc.) and would you recommend one over another?
> As always, thank you for your feedback and lively discussion! It is 
> wonderful to have a world-wide community of people who are so 
> enthusiastic about teaching and sharing about building science issues.
> *Dorothy Gerring*
> Associate Professor
> Architectural Technology and Sustainable Design
> Pennsylvania College of Technology
> One College Avenue
> Williamsport, PA 17701
> 570-326-3761 ext. 7015
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