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Heating, Cooling, Lighting Design Methods for Architects
Third edition
by Norbert Lechner

Heating, Cooling, Lighting provides architects and students with the strategies needed for initial design decisions for building systems.

The book looks at how to design the form of the building itself to take advantage of natural heating, cooling, and lighting and how to best utilize active mechanical equipment to satisfy the needs not provided by nature. This new edition has been expanded and updated to reflect the latest codes, standards, and energy-efficiency rating systems.

Contents:

  1. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting as Form-zGivers in Architecture
  2. Sustainable Design
  3. Basic Principles
  4. Thermal, Comfort
  5. Climate
  6. Solar Geometry
  7. Passive Solar
  8. Photovoltaics and Active Solar
  9. Shading
  10. Passive Cooling
  11. Site Design and Community Planning
  12. Lighting
  13. Daylighting
  14. Electric Lightning
  15. The Thermal Envelope: Keeping Warm and Staying Cool
  16. Mechanical Equity for Heating and Cooling
  17. Case Studies

Appendices

  • Horizontal Sunpath Diagrams
  • Vertical Sunpath Diagrams
  • Solar Altitude and Azimuth Angles
  • Methods for Estimating the Height of Trees, Buildings, etc.
  • Sundials
  • Sunpath Models
  • Site Evaluation Tools
  • Educational Opportunities in Energy Conscious Design
  • The Water Table for Ventilation Studies
  • Resources (Books, Journals, Videos, and Organizations)
  • Tables of R-Values
  • Conversion Factors Between I-P and SI

Index

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