Passive Solar Architecture Pocket Reference

Passive Solar Architecture Pocket Reference

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This handy pocket reference contains a wealth of information on a range of topics including the principles of passive solar building and passive house, a ten-step design and build strategy, calculating solar irradiance, factors affecting the choice of building materials, passive heating and cooling principles and techniques in different climates, the Passivhaus Standard and natural and augmented lighting and notes on technology and building occupation. The book also includes conversion factors, standards, resources and is peppered throughout with helpful illustrations, equations, explanations, and links to further online resources. Ideal for practitioners, architects, designers, consultants, planners, home builders, students and academics, and those working in development contexts, the book is intended to act as an aide memoir, a reference supplement, a resource and an overview of the field. Rich in background detail, the book also includes at-a-glance tables and diagrams, equations, and key more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 127 x 184mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 65 Line drawings, black and white; 32 Halftones, black and white; 18 Tables, black and white; 115 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138806285
  • 9781138806283

Table of contents

1. Basic concepts 2. Calculating the solar irradiance 3. Factors affecting building materials choice 4. Passive heating principles 5. Passive heating techniques 6. Passive cooling techniques 7. Passivhaus 8. Natural and augmented lighting 9. Notes on technology and building occupation 10. Resourcesshow more

About David Thorpe

David Thorpe is a consultant on renewable energy and sustainable building and author of more than ten academic books and numerous articles. He is also Founder/Patron of One Planet Council and was previously Director of publications at the Centre for Alternative Technology, more