Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings (5th Edition)

Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings (5th Edition)Author(s): John T. Krigger

Publisher: Prentice Hall; 5 edition (October 18, 2009)

Paperback: 320 pages

ISBN-10: 0135125413

ISBN-13: 978-0135125410

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Residential Energy introduces readers to a home’s energy-related components and explains all the important possibilities for energy conservation. Readers will learn from this exceptionally illustrated text that effective energy conservation requires a whole-house approach that addresses the biggest energy wasters first!

Covering everything from basic principles and air leakage to insulation and windows and doors, this user friendly manual is an essential text/reference for anyone interested in the design, construction, and operation of energy efficient homes! PLUS, every book includes a CD-ROM containing an electronic version of the text!

Ideally suited for programs in weatherization, energy auditors/raters and general construction trades including carpentry, HVAC, plumbers, electricians, and more! Residential Energy is packed full of the latest information on energy consumption, analyzing energy costs, and other energy-auditing information.

Daylighting for Sustainable Design

Daylighting for Sustainable Design

Author(s): Mary Guzowski

Hardcover: 448 pages

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (October 11, 1999)

ISBN-10: 0070254397

ISBN-13: 978-0070254398

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Daylighting is a key element of sustainable design. First, it reduces the need for artificial lighting — often the largest energy use in commercial buildings. Second, daylighting is primarily design-dependent with little additional material expense. Third, daylighting offers a wide range of benefits including energy savings, improved health, better aesthetics as well as higher productivity and sales. These benefits make daylighting one of the most popular features in modern buildings.

Daylighting for Sustainable Design offers practical strategies and techniques for a wide range of building types. Throughout, the author uses illustrations and photos (many in color) to demonstrate key points. The book is filled with examples, including office buildings, hospitals, libraries, private homes and more.

Daylighting for Sustainable Design goes far beyond the architecture and technology of daylighting. Part I addresses environmental considerations that affect the design, including the apparent motion of the sun, sky conditions and other characteristics of the local climate. Guzowski also identifies ways that daylighting can contribute heat, electricity, plant growth, waste processing and even food production. Part III delves into human considerations such as visual comfort, light therapy, contact between humans, human interaction with the building and the connection to the outside environment. Sandwiched in the middle, Part II describes architectural issues such as building forms and massing, windows and appropriate technology.

449 pages, 2000

“Her vision is worldwide and her palette is rich: Light. Architecture. Color. Health. Design. Plants. Energy. Time. Reflection. Shading. Comfort. Form. Economy. Weather. Nature. Heat. Seasons…. Mary Guzowski is showing us the way back to an appropriate, balanced and beautiful world. She brings light into our lives.

— From the foreword by Malcolm Wells, author of Gentle Architecture

“This specific tie of daylighting to larger questions of sustainable design is unique… useful and revealing.”

— John Reynolds, University of Oregon, coauthor of Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings

Natural Ventilation in Buildings: A Design Handbook

Natural Ventilation in Buildings: A Design Handbook

Author(s): Francis Allard, Ed.

Hardcover: 366 pages

Publisher: Routledge (February 1, 1998)

ISBN: 1873936729

ISBN-13: 978-1873936726

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Ventilating buildings naturally — with minimal use of mechanical devices — offers environmental, economic, comfort and health benefits. Approaches can be high-tech or low-tech, but always need to be part of an integrated design strategy. A range of technical barriers, such as building codes, fire regulations and acoustics, also need to be taken into account.

This new handbook describes the real potential of natural ventilation, its appropriate use, the design and dimensioning methodologies, the need for an integrated design approach, and how to overcome barriers. It includes a CD-ROM with software to assist in the calculation of airflow rate in natural ventilation configurations. This air flow modelling software is a bonus and does not form an integral part of the book, so you will derive maximum benefit from the book without having to use the software. The software requires at least a 486DX, Windows 3.1 (or higher), 5Mb free hard disk space for installation, 16Mb RAM and VGA Monitor 640×480. The program makes considerable use of virtual memory. While these are minimum requirements, a more advanced computer is recommended.

The book will provide essential design information for architects, building engineers and other building design professionals. Published in the United Kingdom.

368 pages, 1998, Hardcover

…this is an exceptionally well researched book on a subject of great importance and some controversy… WORLD ARCHITECTURE

Windows & Skylights: The Best of Fine Homebuilding

Windows & Skylights: The Best of Fine HomebuildingPublisher: Taunton Press

Paperback: 112 pages

ISBN: 1561581275

ISBN-13: 978-1561581276

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Publication date: May 1996

Here are trade secrets for choosing the best new windows, restringing double-hung windows and installing and building skylights. How-to articles on how to build shutters and window frames and how to install casement, bay, and arch-top windows are also included. Full color.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Taking a Look at Windows
Shop-Built Window Frames
Double-Hungs Restrung
Building Fixed-Glass Windows
Making Curvilinear Sash
Making Window Sash
Reglazing Windows and Doors
Cranking Out Casements
Installing Fixed Glass Windows
Designing and Building Leak-Free Sloped Glazing
Screen-Porch Windows
Simple Joinery for Custom Windows
Installing Arch-Top Windows
Building a Kitchen-Counter Bay Window
Framing a Walk-Out Bow Window
Installing Glass Block
Acrylic Glazing
Site-Built, Fixed-Glass Skylights
Movable Insulation for Skylights
Installing a Factory-Built Skylight
Framing for Skylights
A Site-Built Ridge Skylight
Curbless Skylights
Skylights in the Eaves
Building Louvered Shutters
Finishing Touches
Index

Residential Windows: A Guide to New Technologies and Energy Performance, Second Edition

Residential Windows: A Guide to New Technologies and Energy Performance, Second EditionAuthor(s): John Carmody, Stephen Selkowitz, Lisa Heschong

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; 2 edition (October 9, 2000)

Paperback: 224 pages

ISBN: 0393730530

ISBN-13: 978-0393730531

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This guide to style and energy efficiency in windows covers design, technology, placement and other issues. It looks at window selection, considering factors such as glare, ventilation and sound control, as well as procedures for calculating the energy performance of windows.

The publisher, www.wwnorton.com (akatler@wwnorton.com):
Everyone knows that windows give us views, fresh air, and light , and recognizes the important role windoews play in how buildings look What is less obvious is that windows have undergone a remarkable technological transformation over the last fifteen years. Based on the latest research, Residential Windows offers a fascinating look at the state of the art today as well as the windows of the future, and the information necessary to evaluate windows and make intelligent choices. Emphasizing energy performance, residential Windows covers every aspect of window design and technology: the basic mechanisms of heat transfer; new products and rating systems; the effects of the window frame material and installation; and how to make the best decisions when specifying or purchasing windows for a new house or renovation.