pme columnist John Siegenthaler’s latest publication “Heating with Renewable Energy” is scheduled to be released this month. The 850-page full-color text shows readers how to design and construct practical systems that supply space heating and domestic hot water using renewable energy heat sources such as solar-thermal collectors, heat pumps and wood-fired boilers.

The heavily illustrated text covers the hydronic “building blocks” used on all systems. It provides detailed discussion for each type of renewable energy heat source and includes the analytical tools needed for proper design and gives many examples of how they are used.