Synopses & Reviews
This book explores the theories, practices, and principles of new approaches to solar architecture that foster both design excellence and low-energy use. In response to the challenges of global warming and climate change, design and technology enable architects to achieve greater performance standards while at the same time developing an environmental aesthetic. Towards Zero-energy Architecture is a much-needed call for the design professions to redefine architecture to help solve ecological problems.
"...a pleasing visual read while also giving a better understanding of incorporating the sun [and wind] into the next generation of sustainable design." - ecoHouse Canada Magazine
About the Author
Mary Guzowski is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota. She teaches and conducts research related to daylighting, solar architecture, and ecological design and her publications include the book Daylighting for Sustainable Design. Recent research has focused on aesthetic and solar architecture and ecological innovations in carbon-neutral design.