Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

Norbert Lechner


Sustainable environmental regulate via construction design

Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the usual textual content on environmental keep an eye on structures with the emphasis on sustainable layout. by means of detailing the various components that give a contribution to the relaxation in a construction, this ebook is helping architects reduce mechanical structures and effort utilization over the lifetime of the development by way of siting, construction layout, and landscaping to maximise common heating, cooling, and lights. This new fourth version comprises new details on built-in layout ideas and designing for the Tropics. assets comprise valuable case reports, checklists, diagrams, and a significant other site that includes extra instances, a picture financial institution, and teacher materials.

Designing constructions that require much less power to warmth, cool, and lightweight potential permitting the typical strength of the sunlight and wind to minimize the load at the mechanical and electric platforms. uncomplicated layout judgements relating to measurement, orientation, and shape have an exceptional effect at the sustainability, rate, and luxury of a construction. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting presents certain assistance for every part of a layout venture. Readers will:

  • Understand the idea that of sustainability as utilized to strength sources
  • Review the elemental rules of thermal convenience, and the serious function of climate
  • Learn the basics of sunlight responsive layout, together with lively and passive sunlight structures 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 structures will be used to just accomplish what the architect couldn't via the layout of the construction itself. With this in brain, designers require a entire realizing of either the houses of power and the human components focused on thermal convenience. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the whole, industry-leading source for designers attracted to sustainable environmental control.

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