Heating, cooling, lighting [electronic resource] : Sustainable design methods for architects.

by Lechner, NorbertLooking glass; ProQuest (Firm) [supplier.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Somerset : John Wiley and Sons, Incorporated, 2014.Edition: Fourth edition.Description: 1 online resource (731 pages).ISBN: 9781118821725.Subject(s): Heating.;Air conditioning.;Lighting.;Sustainable buildings -- Design and constructionAlternative form: Print version: Heating, Cooling, Lighting : Sustainable Design Methods for Architects 9781118582428Online access: Read this e-book from ProQuest
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Sustainable environmental control through building design

Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the industry standard text on environmental control systems with the emphasis on sustainable design. By detailing the many factors that contribute to the comfort in a building, this book helps architects minimize mechanical systems and energy usage over the life of the building by siting, building design, and landscaping to maximize natural heating, cooling, and lighting. This new fourth edition includes new information on integrated design strategies and designing for the Tropics. Resources include helpful case studies, checklists, diagrams, and a companion website featuring additional cases, an image bank, and instructor materials.

Designing buildings that require less energy to heat, cool, and light means allowing the natural energy of the sun and wind to reduce the burden on the mechanical and electrical systems. Basic design decisions regarding size, orientation, and form have a great impact on the sustainability, cost, and comfort of a building. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting provides detailed guidance for each phase of a design project. Readers will:

Understand the concept of sustainability as applied to energy sources Review the basic principles of thermal comfort, and the critical role of climate Learn the fundamentals of solar responsive design, including active and passive solar systems as well as photovoltaics Discover how siting, architectural design, and landscaping can reduce the requirements for mechanical and electrical systems

In sustainable design, mechanical, and electrical systems should be used to only accomplish what the architect could not by the design of the building itself. With this in mind, designers require a comprehensive understanding of both the properties of energy and the human factors involved in thermal comfort. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the complete, industry-leading resource for designers interested in sustainable environmental control.

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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.

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Norbert Lechner is Professor Emeritus of Architecture in the Department of Building Science at Auburn University and a registered architect in the state of Alabama. His articles have appeared in Architectural Lighting and Solar Today. He is the author of the companion book Plumbing, Electricity, Acoustics, published by Wiley.

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