Daylighting in Architecture: A European Reference Book

Daylighting in Architecture: A European Reference Book

Daylighting in Architecture: A European Reference Book

Author(s): N. Baker (Editor), A. Fanchiotti (Editor), K. Steemers (Editor)

Publisher: James & James

Paperback: 380 pages

ISBN: 1873936214

ISBN-13: 978-1873936214

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Typically one third of the energy used in many buildings may be consumed by electric lighting. Good daylighting design can reduce electricity consumption for lighting and improve standards of visual comfort, health and amenity for the occupants.

As the only comprehensive text on the subject written in the last decade, the book will be welcomed by all architects and building services engineers interested in good daylighting design.

TOPICS include:
* daylighting evaluation and analysis
* light and human requirements
* daylight data
* photometry of materials
* daylighting components
* electric lighting
* control systems
* daylight and energy modeling
* case studies
* glossary

The book is based on the work of 25 experts from all parts of Europe who have collected, evaluated and developed the material under the auspices of the European Commission’s Solar Energy and Energy Conservation R&D Programs.

About the Author

Koen Steemers of Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd., Cambridge, U.K.

Nick V. Baker is an independent consultant and technical expert on the energy efficient refurbishment and the development of LT software in the UK.

A. Fanchiotti of the University of Rome “La Sapienza,’ Rome, Italy.

Earth-Sheltered Dwellings in Tunisa: Ancient Lessons for Modern Design

Earth-Sheltered Dwellings in Tunisa: Ancient Lessons for Modern Design

Earth-Sheltered Dwellings in Tunisa: Ancient Lessons for Modern DesignAuthor(s): Gideon S. Golany

Publisher: Univ of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874132975

ISBN-13: 978-0874132977

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Earth-Sheltered Dwellings in Tunisa : Ancient Lessons for Modern Design Hardcover Publication date: October 1988

This contributes to an understanding of the traditionally evolved system of below-ground housing and suggest show the design of modern earth-sheltered space can be improved. Within the context of Tunisian underground dwellings, this book studies heat gain and loss, and presents field research on the plan, operation, and functional aspects of such housing.

Natural Ventilation in Buildings: A Design Handbook

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

Earthship: Systems and Components vol. 2

Earthship: Systems and Components vol. 2

Earthship: Systems and Components vol. 2Author: Mike Reynolds

Paperback: 254 pages

Publisher: Solar Survival Pr; First Edition edition (November 1991)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0962676713

ISBN-13: 978-0962676710

The book talks about his concept of the Earthship, how to build them, how they work, and how you, too can live virtually independant of the large grid of services available to you, and that in many ways makes you work for the system itself.

The structures are partially buried, with load bearing walls made of earth rammed old tyres, non load bearing walls built of cans, with greywater systems supported by rain catchwater. PV and wind powered, with food and other plants grown in the house, the premise is as close to total self sufficiency as one might be able to get. Philosophically, nearly a perfect expression of that desire. Practically, it seems to deliver, which sets itself apart from many other building methods and philosophies.

In this age of unreliable utilities, uncertain prices of fuels, corrupt business leaders, bankrupt corporations and politics bought and paid for by institutions whose motives are quentionable, such a book and underlying philosphy seems relevant like no other time similar except the early 1970’s.

To some, this book of building a low cost shelter might help someone get into a nice house where they might not have otherwise, to others this might be a manifesto, still others might have the engineering appeal strike the most resonant cord.

Energy-Efficient Design and Construction for Commercial Buildings

Energy-Efficient Design and Construction for Commercial Buildings

Energy-Efficient Design and Construction for Commercial Buildings

Author(s): Adrian Tuluca

Publisher: McGraw Hill Text

ISBN: 0070711593

ISBN-13: 978-0070711594

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Hardcover

Publication date: January 1997

Synopsis: Today’s architects must design energy-efficient buildings, so they need to grasp all aspects of the building process related to energy savings. This guide makes energy-saving design strategies accessible to these professionals by explaining them in non-technical language. Included also are case studies which provide a thorough understanding of all facets of the building envelope, as well as mechanical and electrical systems.

170 illustrations.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. The Building Envelope: Walls, Roofs, and Foundations
  • 2. Glass, Glazing, and Solar Control
  • 3. Efficient Lighting
  • 4. HVAC Equipment
  • 5. Heat Recovery
  • 6. Cogeneration
  • 7. HVAC Control Systems
  • 8. Tools for Energy Efficient Design Conclusion
The Self-Build Book: How to Enjoy Designing and Building Your Own Home

The Self-Build Book: How to Enjoy Designing and Building Your Own Home

The Self-Build Book: How to Enjoy Designing and Building Your Own Home

Author(s): Jon Broome, Brian Richardson

Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub Co

ISBN: 1900322005

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The Self-Build Book: How to Enjoy Designing and Building Your Own Home

Rev & Updated Edition 1998
Paperback, 271 pages
Publication date: March 1996

This revised and updated edition of the guide to the process of building for yourself gives both inspiration and practical information. It relates personal experiences of putting theory into practice; outlines an environmentally friendly approach to design, choice of materials and energy conservation; includes a practical guide to organizing a project which covers land, finance, permissions and professional help; and includes a detailed manual on the Segal Method of timber construction, because of its particular advantage to self-builders. Jon Broome and Brian Richardson are both architects with a great deal of self-build experience.

About the Author

Jon Broome is an architect, who has self-built two houses. He was for many years Director of Architype, a London-based architectural practice working on housing, education, health and community buildings with specialist expertise in low energy design, timber-frame construction and sustainable building. He is co-author of The Self-Build Book and contributor to Housing & the Environment, published by the Chartered Institute of Housing. He lives in London, where he runs his own consultancy specializing in sustainable construction.


Earthship: How to Build Your Own, Vol. 1

Earthship : How to Build Your Own

Earthship: How to Build Your Own, Vol. 1Author: Michael E. Reynolds

Publisher: Solar Survival Press

ISBN: 0962676705

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Earthship : How to Build Your Own Volume 1 Paperback Publication date: September 1990

Earthship : Evolution Beyond Economics

Earthship : Evolution Beyond Economics

Earthship : Evolution Beyond EconomicsAuthor(s): Mike Reynolds

Publisher: Solar Survival Press

ISBN: 0962676721

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Earthship : Evolution Beyond Economics Volume 3 Paperback Publication date: September 1993

Thermal Delight in Architecture

Thermal Delight in Architecture

Thermal Delight in ArchitectureAuthor(s): Lisa Heschong

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 026258039X

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Our thermal environment is as rich in cultural associations as our visual, acoustic, olfactory, and tactile environments. This book explores the potential for using thermal qualities as an expressive element in building design.Until quite recently, building technology and design has favored high-energy-consuming mechanical methods of neutralizing the thermal environment. It has not responded to the various ways that people use, remember, and care about the thermal environment and how they associate their thermal sense with their other senses. The hearth fire, the sauna, the Roman and Japanese baths, and the Islamic garden are discussed as archetypes of thermal delight about which rituals have developed — reinforcing bonds of affection and ceremony forged in the thermal experience. Not only is thermal symbolism now obsolete but the modern emphasis on central heating systems and air conditioning and hermetically sealed buildings has actually damaged our thermal coping and sensing mechanisms. This book for the solar age could help change all that and open up for us a new dimension of architectural experience.

Paperback
Publication date: January 1980

Your Natural Home: A Complete Sourcebook and Design Manual for Creating a Healthy, Beautiful, Environmentally Sensitive House

Cover, Your Natural Home: A Complete Sourcebook and Design Manual for Creating a Healthy, Beautiful, Environmentally Sensitive HouseAuthor(s): Janet Marinelli, Paul Bierman-Lytle

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: 0316093025 (hardcover), 0316093033 (paperback)

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Synopsis:
Drawing upon the expertise of one of the world’s premier designers of ecologically sensitive houses, this unique guide provides both inspiration and practical advice for creating a natural, more energy-efficient home. The heart of the book is a compendium of 2,000 building, remodeling and decorating products. Detailed illustrations & informative sidebars.