9780470048092

Heating, Cooling, Lighting : Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470048092

  • ISBN10:

    0470048093

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/24/2008
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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 to the First Edition
Foreword to the Third Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
Heating, Cooling, And Lighting As Form-Givers In Architecture
Introduction
Vernacular and Regional Architecture
Formal Architecture
The Architectural Approach
Dynamic versus Static Buildings
Passive Survivability
Energy and Architecture
Architecture and Heating, Cooling, and Lightning
Conclusion
Sustainable Design
Easter Island: Learning from the Past
Sustainable Design
Reuse, Recycle, and Regenerate by Design
The Green Movement
Population and Sustainability
Growth
Exponential Growth
The Amoeba Analogy
Supply versus Efficiency
Sustainable-Design Issues
Climate Change
The Global Greenhouse
The Ozone Hole
Efficiency
Energy Sources
Ancient Greece: A Historical Example
Nonrenewable Energy Sources
Renewable Energy Sources
Hydrogen
Conclusion
Basic Principles
Introduction
Heat
Sensible Heat
Latent Heat
Evaporative Cooling
Convection
Transport
Energy-Transfer Mediums
Radiation
Greenhouse Effect
Equilibrium Temperature of a Surface
Mean Radiant Temperature
Heat Flow
Heat Sink
Heat Capacity
Thermal Resistance
Heat-Flow Coefficient
Time Lag
Insulating Effect of Mass
Energy Conversion
Combined Heat and Power
Fuel Cells
Embodied Energy
Conclusion
Thermal Comfort
Biological Machine
Thermal Barriers
Metabolic Rate
Thermal Conditions of the Environment
The Psychometric chart
Dew Point and Wet-Bulb Temperatures
Heat Content of Air
Thermal Comfort
Shifting of the Comfort Zone
Clothing and Comfort
Strategies
Conclusion
Climate
Introduction
Climate
Microclimate
Climatic Anomalies
Climate Regions of the United States
Explanations of the Climatic Data Tables
Additional Climate Information
Climate Information for Other Countries.Climate Data Tables
Design Strategies
Solar Geometry
Introduction
The Sun
Elliptical Orbit
Tilt of the Earth├ˇ s Axis
Consequences of the Altitude Angle
Winter
The Sun Revolves Around the Earth!6.8 Sky Dome
Determining Altitude and Azimuth Angles
Solar Time
Horizontal Sun-Path Diagrams
Vertical Sun-Path Diagrams
Sun-Path Models
Solar Site-Evaluation Tools
Heliodons
Sundials for Model Testing
Conceptually Clear Heliodons
Conclusion
Passive Solar
History
Solar in America
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