Solar Energy Houses: Strategies, Technologies, Examples [NOOK Book]

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Passive and active solar strategies together with the adoption of energy conservation measures and the integration of new materials and technologies can lead to a dramatic reduction of 75-90 per cent in the energy consumption of the buildings.

The objective of Task 13 of the IEA's Solar Heating and Cooling Programme was to advance solar building technologies and demonstrate...
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Solar Energy Houses: Strategies, Technologies, Examples

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Overview

Passive and active solar strategies together with the adoption of energy conservation measures and the integration of new materials and technologies can lead to a dramatic reduction of 75-90 per cent in the energy consumption of the buildings.

The objective of Task 13 of the IEA's Solar Heating and Cooling Programme was to advance solar building technologies and demonstrate this potential by designing and constructing buildings that met very low energy consumption targets while maintaining a good indoor climate.

This revised second edition of this book presents the findings of the Task 13 experts and includes the results of the monitoring programme, conducted to determine the effectives of the techniques and strategies adopted. This new edition also provides a detailed explanation of this research programme in terms of how far the expectations of the Task experts were met and highlights the specific successes and lessons learned from the project.
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'[Has] a lot of useful information for engineers and architects.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134072057
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 15 MB
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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 Strategies
1.2 Space heating reduction 3
1.3 Cooling load avoidance 6
1.4 Water heating savings 7
1.5 Electrical supply 8
1.6 Design integration 8
1.7 Outlook 9
2 Innovative technologies
2.2 Super-insulation 15
2.3 High-performance windows 23
2.4 Transparent insulation 27
2.5 Ventilation heat-recovery systems 31
2.6 Ground-coupled heat exchangers 35
2.7 Sunspaces 37
2.8 Thermal storage 41
2.9 Active solar water systems 45
2.10 Photovoltaic systems 48
2.11 Integrated mechanical systems 52
2.12 Home automation systems 55
2.13 Energy efficient lights and appliances
3 Examples
3.2 The American house at Grand Canyon 69
3.3 The American house for Yosemite at El Portal 73
3.4 The Belgian PLEIADE row house 77
3.5 The Canadian Advanced House in Brampton 83
3.6 The Canadian Green Home in Waterloo 89
3.7 Two Danish low-energy row houses 95
3.8 The Finnish IEA5 Solar House in Pietarsaari 103
3.9 The German Zero Heating Energy House, Berlin 109
3.10 The German Ultra House in Rouweil 115
3.11 The Italian prototype apartment building 121
3.12 The Japanese WISH House 129
3.13 The Urban Villa 'Licht en Groen' in the Netherlands 133
3.14 The Norwegian row house in hamar 139
3.15 The Swedish low-cost house at Roskar (and Kullon) 145
3.16 The Swiss duplex in Gelterkinden 151
4 Lessons learned 159
App. A Building energy-analysis tools 163
App. B The International Energy Agency 168
National Contact Persons for Task 13 170
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