Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Design Methods for Architects

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Wiley, Jan 16, 1991 - Technology & Engineering - 544 pages
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Using a qualitative rather than a quantitative approach, presents detailed information based on concepts, rules, guidelines, intuition, and experience for architects in the areas of heating, cooling, and lighting at the schematic design stage. The data explored supports a three-tiered approach--load avoidance, using natural energy sources, and mechanical equipment. Among the topics covered are shading, thermal envelope, passive heating and cooling, electric lighting, and HVAC. Case studies illustrate how certain buildings use techniques at all three tiers for heating, cooling, and lighting. An appendix lists some of the more appropriate computer programs available to the architect for analysis at the schematic design stage.

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About the author NORBERT LECHNER, Registered Architect, is Associate Professor in the Building Science Department, School of Architecture, Auburn University. He is also a consultant to design studios on matters of environmental systems and structures. He received his bachelor of architecture degree from the City University of New York and his master of science in architectural technology from Columbia University. He is a frequent contributor to Architectural Lighting magazine.

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