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By detailing the many factors that contribute to the comfort in a building, this book helps architects minimize mechanical systems and energy usage over the life of the building by siting, building design, and landscaping to maximize ...
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Sustainable environmental control through building designHeating, Cooling, and Lighting is the industry standard text on environmental control systems with the emphasis on sustainable design. By detailing the many factors that contribute to the comfort in a building, this book helps architects minimize mechanical systems and energy usage over the life of the building by siting, building design, and landscaping to maximize natural heating, cooling, and lighting. This new fourth edition includes new information on integrated design strategies and designing for the Tropics. Resources include helpful case studies, checklists, diagrams, and a companion website featuring additional cases, an image bank, and instructor materials.Designing buildings that require less energy to heat, cool, and light means allowing the natural energy of the sun and wind to reduce the burden on the mechanical and electrical systems. Basic design decisions regarding size, orientation, and form have a great impact on the sustainability, cost, and comfort of a building. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting provides detailed guidance for each phase of a design project. Readers will:Understand the concept of sustainability as applied to energy sourcesReview the basic principles of thermal comfort, and the critical role of climateLearn the fundamentals of solar responsive design, including active and passive solar systems as well as photovoltaicsDiscover how siting, architectural design, and landscaping can reduce the requirements for mechanical and electrical systemsIn sustainable design, mechanical, and electrical systems should be used to only accomplish what the architect could not by the design of the building itself. With this in mind, designers require a comprehensive understanding of both the properties of energy and the human factors involved in thermal comfort. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the complete, industry-leading resource for designers interested in sustainable environmental control.
Advances in Solar Energy Technology, Proceedings of the Biennial Congress of the International Solar Energy Society, Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany, 13-18 September 1987
HEAT PUMPS FOR RESIDENTIAL USE IN THE USA James M. Calm Technical Manager, IEA Heat Pump Center, FIZ – Karlsruhe, D-7514 Eggenstein- Leopoldshafen 2, Federal Republic of Germany Consulting Engineer, 4580 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, CA ... Installations typically use air-to-air, dual-mode (heating and cooling), electrically-powered heat pumps with heating capacities of 6-12 kW.
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Published in association with the International Solar Energy Society, this four-volume set focusses on the latest research and development initiatives of experts involved in one of the fundamental issues facing society today: the global energy problem.
Covering the terminology of sustainable design, this illustrated dictionary provides over 1500 definitions and explanations of ecodesign terms.