Environmental Issues for Architecture

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 16, 2011 - Architecture - 464 pages
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This primer for architects explores the basic physical principles and requirements of every aspect of passive and active controls in buildings. Avoiding needless jargon, Environmental Issues for Architecture supports an understanding of environmental systems in order to inform architectural design. With topics ranging from lighting, acoustics, thermal control, plumbing, fire protection and egress, to elevators and escalators, all of the latest technologies are supported. Designer-friendly, this rich resource gives just enough technical information for architects to design buildings that are efficient and comfortable.

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David Lee Smith is Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati, where he teaches architectural design and environmental technologies.

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