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Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

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Praise for the Second Edition

"One of the most useful and important books on building design in years. . . . Nowhere else have we seen such clear explanations of energy flow mechanisms that occur in buildings. Take our word for it, this book is a must-have for any design firm."

—Environmental Building News

A leading guide and reference on the design of a building's environmental controls, Heating, Cooling, Lighting, Third Edition supplies architects and students with the strategies they need for making initial design decisions when creating energy sustainable buildings. Based on a three-tier approach—load avoidance, optimum use of natural energies, and the selection of appropriate mechanical equipment—this bestselling guide gives designers the information they need when considering a building's thermal and lighting needs in order to create aesthetic, low-energy sustainable buildings.

Reflecting the latest developments, codes, standards, and rating systems for energy efficiency, this Third Edition provides detailed information concerning thermal comfort, mechanical heating and cooling systems, climate, passive heating and cooling, shading, site planning, daylight and artificial lighting, and conservation.

New to this edition:

  • Many new topics, such as "cool" coatings, cool towers, smart facades, green roofs, heat bridges, passive sustainability, LED lamps, and vacuum insulation

  • Expanded section on the thermal envelope

  • Numerous examples of recent exemplary buildings

  • SI units displayed in addition to the I-P units

  • More than 1,400 helpful photographs and line drawings

  • A companion Web site with image bank

Well organized and clearly written, without overly technical language or mathematics, Heating, Cooling, Lighting, Third Edition is an essential resource for today's architects and architecture students.

Synopsis:

One of the leading references on the design of a building's environmental controls has just gotten better. For years, Heating, Cooling, Lighting has supplied 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.

About the Author

Norbert Lechner is Professor Emeritus in the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction at Auburn University and was a registered architect in the state of Alabama. His articles have appeared in Architectural Lighting and Solar Today. In addition to writing, he has lectured and held workshops in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

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.

Appendix A. Horizontal Sunpath Diagrams.

Appendix B. Vertical Sunpath Diagrams.

Appendix C. Solar Altitude and Azimuth Angles.

Appendix D. Methods for Estimating the Height of Trees, Buildings, Etc.

Appendix E. Sundials.

Appendix F. Sunpath Models.

Appendix H. Site Evaluation Tools.

Appendic I. Educational Opportunities in Energy Conscious Design.

Appendix J. The Water Table for Ventilation Studies

Appendix K. Resources (Books, Journals, Videos, and Organizations).

Appendix L Tables of R-Values

Appendix M Conversion Factors Between I-P and SI

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470048092
Author:
Lechner, Norbert
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
Norbert
Author:
Lechner
Subject:
Air conditioning
Subject:
Heating
Subject:
Construction - Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Subject:
Environmentally Conscious (Green)
Subject:
Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
Subject:
Sustainability & Green Design
Subject:
Sustainable design
Subject:
Natural ventilation
Subject:
energy efficient
Subject:
LEED
Subject:
LEED certified
Subject:
Building Systems
Subject:
solar responsive design
Subject:
passive solar
Subject:
Lighting
Subject:
Design & Drafting
Subject:
building design
Subject:
HVAC systems, sustainable design, natural ventilation, energy efficient, LEED, LEED certified, building systems, solar responsive design, passive solar
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Series:
CourseSmart
Publication Date:
November 2008
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
11.00x8.60x1.50 in. 4.00 lbs.

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