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Windows Systems for High Performance Buildings

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ISBN-10: 0393731219

ISBN-13: 9780393731217

Edition: 2003

Authors: John Carmody, Stephen Selkowitz, Eleanor Lee, Dariush Arasteh

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List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 356
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.388

John Carmody, professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota, has coauthored ten books, including Window Systems for High Performance Buildings.

Stephen Selkowitz, who holds degrees in physics and environmental design, directs Windows and Daylight Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Acknowledgments
Introduction to Windows in High-performance Buildings
The Importance of Windows
High-performance Sustainable Design
Emerging Window Technologies, Systems, and Design Strategies
Scope and Organization
Basic Issues in Window Selection and Design
Introduction
Energy-related Issues
Human Factors Issues
Technical Issues
Window Materials and Assemblies
Introduction
Glazing Materials
Emerging Glazing Technologies
Window Assemblies and Frame Materials
Sun- and Light-control Elements
Double-envelope Facades
Toplighting
A Decision-making Process for Window Design
Introduction
A Method of Decision Making
Impact of Climate on Window Design Decisions
Impact of Building Type on Window Design Decisions
Window Design for Offices in a Cold Climate
Introduction
Orientation
North-facing Perimeter Zones
South-facing Perimeter Zones
East- and West-facing Perimeter Zones
Summary
Window Design for Offices in a Hot Climate
Introduction
Orientation
North-facing Perimeter Zones
South-facing Perimeter Zones
East- and West-Facing Perimeter Zones
Summary
Window Design for Schools
Introduction
School Window Design in a Cold Climate
School Window Design in a Hot Climate
Case Studies
Introduction
Hoffmann La Roche Ltd. Office Building
Seattle Justice Center
Debis Tower
Phoenix Central Library
Florida Solar Energy Center
Cambria Office Facility
Xilinx Development Center
Appendices
Methodology for Generating Performance Data
Lighting Controls
Tools and Resources
Glossary
References and Bibliography
Index