Climatic design: energy-efficient building principles and practices

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McGraw-Hill, 1983 - Architecture - 288 pages
An updated paperback re-issue of the guide to energy-efficient building design based on local climate. Table of Contents--Introduction; Part I: Principles (1) Heat and People; (2) Comfort and Indoor Climate; (3) Strategies of Climate Control; (4) Promote Solar Gain; (5) Minimize Conductive Heat Flow; (6) Minimize Infiltration; (7) Minimize Solar Gain; (8) Promote Ventilation; (9) Promote Radiant Cooling; (10) Promote Evaporative Cooling - Roof Systems; (11) Promote Conductive Cooling; (12) Appendices; Part II: Practices; Part III: Climatic Data; Part IV: Bibliography. Index. 285 illustrations.

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Watson is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and professor emeritus of Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.

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