Passive Low Energy Cooling of Buildings

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 15, 1994 - Technology & Engineering - 272 pages
A practical sourcebook for building designers, providing comprehensive discussion of the impact of basic architectural choices on cooling efficiency, including the layout and orientation of the structure, window size and shading, exterior color, and even the use of plantings around the site. All major varieties of passive cooling systems are presented, with extensive analysis of performance in different types of buildings and in different climates: ventilation; radiant cooling; evaporative cooling; soil cooling; and cooling of outdoor spaces.
 

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Contents

the various PAssive cooling systems AnD THEIR
1
minimizing cooling NEEDs By Building DEsign
21
wer TriArive coolincē
37
RAdiAnt cooling
81
Evaporative cooling systems
131
Homemade Passive Direct Evaporative Cooling Devices
138
Ventilated Roof Ponds with Fixed Insulation
149
Insulation Embedded within the Pond
158
Model of Buildings with Ventilated Roof Ponds
180
TriE Earth As A coolēric source Fort BuilDurēcēs is
192
Options for Utilizing the Cooled Soil
209
Architectural Aspects of EarthSheltered Buildings
218
Storing Winter Cold Underground for Summer Utilization
224
Simplified Model Based on Experimental Studies
230
Cooling of ATTAched outpoor sPAces
239
Discussion of Issues Specific to Adjacent Outdoor Spaces
252

Summary of the Design Issues Posed by Cooling Ponds
166
Model of the Inertial ShowerCooling Tower
173

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About the author (1994)

Baruch Givoni is Professor Emeritus of Architecture in the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning at UCLA, and was associated for many years with the Technion in Haifa, and with Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheba, both in Israel. Mr. Givoni's classic text Man, Climate, and Architecture is considered the most authoritative volume in the field of building climatology. His career also includes teaching assignments at nearly a dozen universities, as well as hundreds of papers and contributions to scholarly works, lectures, and symposia. Mr. Givoni has assisted the World Health Organization, the World Meteorological Organization, the Israel Ministry of Housing, and numerous governments around the world on passive and solar energy design of structures in hot climates.

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