Daylighting for Sustainable Design

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Exciting new daylighting techniques for architectural design!Just as natural light reveals colors in a richer, truer spectrum, daylighting opens new perspectives for architectural design. Daylighting for Sustainable Design, by noted architectural thinker Mary Guzowski, gives you practical design strategies that create a brighter, greener architecture by weaving together environmental, architectonic, and humanistic factors. Daylighting encompasses sensitive land-use, energy conservation, the use of healthy ...
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Overview

Exciting new daylighting techniques for architectural design!Just as natural light reveals colors in a richer, truer spectrum, daylighting opens new perspectives for architectural design. Daylighting for Sustainable Design, by noted architectural thinker Mary Guzowski, gives you practical design strategies that create a brighter, greener architecture by weaving together environmental, architectonic, and humanistic factors. Daylighting encompasses sensitive land-use, energy conservation, the use of healthy materials, and waste-reduction; design, technological and mechanical factors; aesthetics and quality of life issues. This stimulating resource helps you adapt daylighting to your own work with... *color illustrations that bring techniques vividly to life *case studies that illustrate how each principle can be implemented *checklist and design approach summaries *guides to daylighting resources, manufacturers, and specialist firms
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Daylighting here is not what musicians do for steady income, but bringing natural light into buildings. Guzowski (architecture, U. of Minnesota) describe principles and techniques that link the approach to enhancing a design environmentally, architectonically, and humanistically. She looks at bioregionality, design for evolution, shape guides flow, appropriate technology, health and well being, lessons from nature, quality of life, and other aspects. She includes hundreds of illustrations in color and black-and-white, international examples, and a list of professional resources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780070254398
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/11/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Projects
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I Environmental Considerations
Ch. 1 Take a Bioregional Approach 3
Ch. 2 Do More with Less 77
Ch. 3 Design for Evolution 135
Pt. II Architectonic Considerations
Ch. 4 Shape Form to Guide Flow 173
Ch. 5 Use Appropriate Technology 241
Pt. III Human Considerations
Ch. 6 Address Health and Well-Being 291
Ch. 7 Consider Quality of Life 341
Ch. 8 Learn from Nature 387
Bibliography
Index
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