Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

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Wiley, Nov 24, 2008 - Architecture - 720 pages
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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.

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"This is a great book, easy to understand and help the architect, and academics to do more for the environment."
Well expressed. Although the extensive climate tables are most useful in the USA, the principles put forth in the book have worldwide application. It is a great expression of the intelligent design that can improve the living and working environment, making it pleasanter and less costly to maintain. Besides that, it is an interesting read. 

About the author (2008)

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.

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