Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

Norbert Lechner


Sustainable environmental keep watch over via construction design

Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the common textual content on environmental keep an eye on platforms with the emphasis on sustainable layout. by means of detailing the numerous elements that give a contribution to the relaxation in a construction, this ebook is helping architects reduce mechanical platforms and effort utilization over the lifetime of the construction through siting, construction layout, and landscaping to maximise common heating, cooling, and lighting fixtures. This new fourth version comprises new details on built-in layout innovations and designing for the Tropics. assets comprise precious case reviews, checklists, diagrams, and a better half site that includes extra situations, a picture financial institution, and teacher materials.

Designing structures that require much less strength to warmth, cool, and lightweight ability permitting the common power of the solar and wind to minimize the load at the mechanical and electric platforms. easy layout judgements concerning measurement, orientation, and shape have an excellent impression at the sustainability, rate, and luxury of a construction. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting offers designated suggestions for every section of a layout venture. Readers will:

  • Understand the concept that of sustainability as utilized to power sources
  • Review the elemental ideas of thermal convenience, and the severe function of climate
  • Learn the basics of sun responsive layout, together with lively and passive sun platforms in addition to photovoltaics
  • Discover how siting, architectural layout, and landscaping can lessen the necessities for mechanical and electric systems

In sustainable layout, mechanical, and electric platforms may be used to simply accomplish what the architect couldn't by way of the layout of the construction itself. With this in brain, designers require a accomplished realizing of either the houses of strength and the human components considering thermal convenience. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the entire, industry-leading source for designers attracted to sustainable environmental control.

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