Passive Building Design: A Handbook of Natural Climatic Control
Elsevier Science B.V., Jan 1, 1994 - Technology & Engineering - 336 pages
Hardbound. The concepts, elements and design patterns of passive buildings are dealt with in this book. These patterns are a way to conserve energy in buildings or to provide more comfortable conditions inside the space through natural means. A systematic approach has been used in the presentation of the various concepts and elements of heating, cooling, combined heating and cooling, humidity control and daylighting. This has been achieved by describing the basic principles, their design aspects and performance, and illustrating with appropriate examples. The subject is covered in a compact yet comprehensive way. The information presented in the main text is supplemented by very useful appendices, which also include some case studies of passive buildings from all over the world.
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Preface and Acknowledgements
Sun path diagrams
Calculated solar radiation on horizontal and vertical surfaces at different latitudes
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absorbed absorption age of glazing air cavity air flow air movement air temperature ambient ambient air average Bansal Brick building components building elements Building height calculated ceiling climatic zones concrete construction convection courtyard Cross ventilation wind daylight factor earth effect evaporative coolers external facade fans fenestration floor gain factor glass Hauser heat exchanger heat losses heat storage heat transfer coefficient horizontal indoor air inlet inside latitude light Longer wall azimuth louvres moisture months are considerable nomogram openings outdoor overhang passive protractor ratio reduce reflected reflector roof room air Screen shading devices shadow angle shown in Fig shutters solar chimney solar energy solar gain solar heat gain solar radiation south oriented stack effect storeys summer thermal comfort thermal conductivity thermal insulation thermal mass thermal storage thickness Trombe wall tunnel U-value velocity vertical wind speed wind tower window winter