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Author Haggard, Kenneth, author

Title Passive solar architecture pocket reference / Kenneth Haggard, David Bainbridge, Rachel Aljilani
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Earthscan, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Pocket reference
Contents Section 1. Load determinants & responses -- Section 2. Contextual aspects -- Section 3. Passive components -- Section 4. Design tools -- Section 5. Specific functions
Summary Solar architecture exploits the natural energy of the sun to provide comfort in buildings while reducing the demand for bought in energy. This book provides the reader with graphs, diagrams, equations and background information for quick and easy reference. Our pocket reference books provide a wealth of practical information at your fingertips, whenever you need it. Rich in background detail, at-a-glance tables and diagrams, equations, and more, the Passive Solar Architecture Pocket Reference is a handy resource for architects, engineers and students. Coverage includes: definitions load determinants and Responses (including world wide biomes and climates, building metabolism and response, thermal sources and sinks, passive building responses to sources and sinks, tuning the building to the environment, optimizing insulation & thermal mass for comfort) contextual aspects (including microclimate and siting, temperatures, humidity, wind, radiation and comfort parameters passive components (including building envelope, passive solar terminology, orientation, apertures and glazing, thermal storage, thermal control and materials design tools (including sun path diagrams, sun peg diagrams, air flow relationships, thermal modelling and life cycle design specific functions (including passive heating, passive cooling and ventilation, natural lighting, passive water heating, resource collection and integrated design)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-90)
Notes Vendor-supplied metadata
Subject Solar heating.
Sustainable architecture.
ARCHITECTURE -- Adaptive Reuse & Renovation.
ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Landmarks & Monuments.
ARCHITECTURE -- Professional Practice.
ARCHITECTURE -- Reference.
Solar heating.
Sustainable architecture.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Aljilani, Rachel, author.
Bainbridge, David A., author.
ISBN 1138468762