Heating, Cooling, Lighting Design Methods for Architects

ISBN-10: 0471241431
ISBN-13: 9780471241430
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
Authors: Norbert Lechner
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Description: This volume offers a qualitative graphic approach to understanding the techniques of heating, cooling and lighting with the designer's decision-making needs in mind. It examines thermal comfort, mechanical heating and cooling systems.

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List price: $99.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/18/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

This volume offers a qualitative graphic approach to understanding the techniques of heating, cooling and lighting with the designer's decision-making needs in mind. It examines thermal comfort, mechanical heating and cooling systems.

Foreword to the First Edition
Foreword to the Third Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
Heating, Cooling, And Lighting As Form-Givers In Architecture
Introduction
Vernacular and Regional Architecture
Formal Architecture
The Architectural Approach
Dynamic versus Static Buildings
Passive Survivability
Energy and Architecture
Architecture and Heating, Cooling, and Lightning
Conclusion
Sustainable Design
Easter Island: Learning from the Past
Sustainable Design
Reuse, Recycle, and Regenerate by Design
The Green Movement
Population and Sustainability
Growth
Exponential Growth
The Amoeba Analogy
Supply versus Efficiency
Sustainable-Design Issues
Climate Change
The Global Greenhouse
The Ozone Hole
Efficiency
Energy Sources
Ancient Greece: A Historical Example
Nonrenewable Energy Sources
Renewable Energy Sources
Hydrogen
Conclusion
Basic Principles
Introduction
Heat
Sensible Heat
Latent Heat
Evaporative Cooling
Convection
Transport
Energy-Transfer Mediums
Radiation
Greenhouse Effect
Equilibrium Temperature of a Surface
Mean Radiant Temperature
Heat Flow
Heat Sink
Heat Capacity
Thermal Resistance
Heat-Flow Coefficient
Time Lag
Insulating Effect of Mass
Energy Conversion
Combined Heat and Power
Fuel Cells
Embodied Energy
Conclusion
Thermal Comfort
Biological Machine
Thermal Barriers
Metabolic Rate
Thermal Conditions of the Environment
The Psychometric chart
Dew Point and Wet-Bulb Temperatures
Heat Content of Air
Thermal Comfort
Shifting of the Comfort Zone
Clothing and Comfort
Strategies
Conclusion
Climate
Introduction
Climate
Microclimate
Climatic Anomalies
Climate Regions of the United States
Explanations of the Climatic Data Tables
Additional Climate Information
Climate Information for Other Countries.Climate Data Tables
Design Strategies
Solar Geometry
Introduction
The Sun
Elliptical Orbit
Tilt of the Earth�� s Axis
Consequences of the Altitude Angle
Winter
The Sun Revolves Around the Earth!6.8 Sky Dome
Determining Altitude and Azimuth Angles
Solar Time
Horizontal Sun-Path Diagrams
Vertical Sun-Path Diagrams
Sun-Path Models
Solar Site-Evaluation Tools
Heliodons
Sundials for Model Testing
Conceptually Clear Heliodons
Conclusion
Passive Solar
History
Solar in America

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